Helping My Husband to Harvesting Pakcoy Hydroponics
Lately, I've been wondering about my husband, almost every night he always complains of back pain. Not surprisingly, he is doing a lot of work, as an entrepreneur, content creator and also an on-call husband. He does almost all the work he does to meet our needs, house repayments and future savings. Until morning, I saw him harvesting vegetables that our customers would pick up this afternoon.
With alacrity, I changed my clothes and headed to the yard, where our hydroponic was placed, then helped her in harvesting vegetables. Today, my husband and I harvest pakcoy vegetables, one of the best-selling vegetable prima donna. Pakcoy is in great demand by many people, especially as a hydroponic vegetable. Usually these vegetables will always run out quickly, when the harvest season comes, then pakcoy is the first vegetable that runs out in our hydroponic garden. It's even sad, sometimes we don't have time to taste the pakcoy vegetables we grow.
This harvest has a special story, where the quality of the vegetables we grow is still very suitable for sale, amidst the less than optimal conditions and weather. Currently the city of Medan, where we live, is experiencing extreme weather, where rain and sun are unpredictable. Just imagine, from early morning until noon, the sun's heat can even burn the leaves. In the afternoon, it rains very heavily, there are even some areas that are flooded, because of the high rainfall.
This afternoon, before the rain came, my husband and I harvested the pakcoy vegetables. It seemed the clouds had started to darken a little, the wind that was blowing was very cold, as if it had mixed with water vapor, so my husband and I immediately decided to harvest all the pakcoy that were available. Our customer is a bit selective, he wants very good quality pakcoy, he even has several conditions for receiving our vegetables. Naturally, he is a middleman who will sell the vegetables to a large market, so many conditions must be met.
Even so, I like the price offered, it can even be different from the market price, much higher and that makes us happy. The good thing is, if there are a lot of vegetables that are not acceptable, then we will use the rest to be eaten by the family. Moreover, pakcoy, stir-fried with garlic is very tasty and healthy. This menu is one of our favorites, it feels like eating a meat steak.
This afternoon, I was sorting some vegetables that were not fit for sale, such as yellow pakcoy leaves, broken leaves, holes from being eaten by caterpillars and pest spots. The requested size must also be medium in size, not small (because it will be a big loss to sell) and also cannot be too high/big. For 1 kilogram of pakcoy vegetables, the price is 25,000 rupiah and that is a very good price for us. Usually, if it is sold in the market, 1 kilogram of pakcoy is only priced at 15,000 rupiah, which is quite a big margin for us, right?
When harvesting pakcoy vegetables, I also help my husband sort out the flannel used as a conductor between the roots and the abmix fertilizer, then select the hydroton to be stored again so that it can be used when starting to plant vegetables. I also wash the flannel and remove some of the vegetable roots that are still sticky to the cloth, so that the flannel will last for many times.
I really like the green leaves from Pakcoy, they are also very good in shape and sell well. In fact, there are many vegetables that can be harvested, such as mustard greens and kale, but no one has bought them yet. Maybe tomorrow it will be offered to our customers, before the kale will be very tall and the taste will be very different.
This afternoon, harvesting vegetables is fun, besides that I can help my husband a little. At least he'll buy me some good food for dinner, as my reward today. Life is indeed very pleasant if accompanied by gratitude, even though living with agricultural products.
See you the next time hive friends!
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Hi there, @aswita. Pakcoy must be a well-loved vegetable in your town and of high demand for it to run out so fast after harvest. Is the harvesting a tough process?
Your vegetables are looking green and fresh. You and husband have done well. Good luck. Thank for sharing 😊😊
actually, pakcoy is not difficult to harvest, but pests really affect the quality of vegetables. Sometimes, I often see a lot of leaves with holes because they are eaten by caterpillars, that's a little disturbing, so pakcoy grown using hydroponics is excellent because without pesticides it can minimize pests
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really amazing, crops thank you very much.