Trần Quốc Dũng, a chrysanthemum grower in Ninh Giang Ward, Khánh Hoà Province, takes care of his garden. Photo tienphong.vn KHÁNH HOÀ – Chrysanthemum growers in Khánh Hoà central coastal province's Ninh Giang Ward are worried about lower demand due to the impact of the pandemic. There are less than two months until the new Lunar New Year, yet flower gardens in Ninh Giang Ward of Ninh Hòa Town, the chrysanthemum capital of Khánh Hòa, are still quiet with no traders arriving. Ninh Giang’s gardens annually provide hundreds of thousands of flower pots for the southern provinces for Tết. This year’s pandemic has left many local flower growers not daring to plant flowers for the Tết Holiday, with a few households planting on a small area about half the size of previous years. Lương Thị Mỹ Vệ, 42, said she rented a slot of land in Phong Châu, Ninh Giang Ward to grow the flowers. "Every year, my family grows from 500 to 600 pots of flowers, but this year due to the pandemic, I only dared to plant 200 pots," she said. "Chrysanthemum growing is the traditional job of my family so I still want to follow it." She said that this year the costs of flower pots, seeds and fertilizer had all increased. "There was a time when my whole flower… Read full this story
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