The weather "makes it difficult" for gardeners to grow flowers

According to many garden owners in Ho Chi Minh City, the current price of mokara orchids is at 110,000-180,000 VND / tree depending on type, dendro orchid costs 30,000-50,000 VND / pot, sunny dendro 200,000-300,000 VND / pot, an increase compared to the year. last 20-30%.

Mr. Huynh Van Nam (Binh Chanh Orchids Club, Ho Chi Minh City) said that traders in the provinces have come to gardeners to order orchids for Tet, but not many gardeners sell large quantities because orchids do not meet the standards. .

According to Mr. Nam, due to the cold weather, the buds of dendro and mokara orchids are slow to grow, even many trees do not produce buds, so this year the number of dendro and mokara orchids in Binh Chanh may decrease by 30. -40% over last year.

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Mr. To Cam Tung (orchid growers in Nhuan Duc, Cu Chi, Ho Chi Minh City) said that at the time of September and October, if any gardener can stimulate the orchid by fertilizing, taking care of the plants For buds and buds, the spreads spread evenly, and if left to nature, they all fail.

“Last year my 1,000 mokara trees bloomed 450, this year the possibility was less than 250. From the time of bud to the time of spreading bloom 45-50 days, weather is the decisive factor. If it is still cold like this, many key hot orchid growing areas such as Ho Chi Minh City, Tay Ninh, Binh Duong will be in shortage ”- Mr. Tung predicted.

Not affected by the weather as much as orchids, but due to the extra month, many gardeners plant all kinds of flowers such as chrysanthemums, chicken crests, coconuts ... for Tet in Ho Chi Minh City are also worried about many types of flowers. risk of losing "Tet" due to early hatching.

In addition, the cost of supplies this year has increased so many gardeners plan to increase the wholesale price by 10-20% compared to last year, at 70,000-80,000 VND / large chrysanthemum pot, 60,000-70,000 VND / chicken cock pot, periwinkle.

The owners are also "sitting on fire" due to erratic weather. According to Mr. Trinh Hoan Quan (the owner of the grafted apricot garden in Linh Dong, Thu Duc), many traders have come to the garden, but very few people ordered them because they were afraid that apricot blossom was not satisfactory because of the colder weather.

“If the weather continues to be cold like this, the gardeners have to drop their leaves earlier than last year, 17-19 days away from the Tet holiday so that the plants can sprout buds early to catch Tet, instead of falling leaves later when the weather is warm. in the previous seasons ”- Mr. Quan said.

According to Mr. Tran Truong Son, vice president of the Ho Chi Minh City Farmers Association, the city currently has more than 2,010 hectares of flowers of all kinds, of which if in the previous years, apricot flowers accounted for about 700 hectares, now it will decrease to 500 hectares and continue to decrease.

Instead, the background flowers, bonsai bonsai and orchids increase, in which the area of ​​flowers is about 800ha, orchids are over 210ha, bonsai bonsai is about 500ha.

The gardeners in the area have also been successfully planted on a pilot basis and can offer to serve the Tet market with kinds of cold flowers such as cups, orchids.