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Malaysia: Grower turns two pots into strawberry farm

When Muhammad Hossen Ediwi first planted strawberries in two pots, he never thought the plants could thrive in his village at Kampung Jaya Bakti, located about 30km from Kuching.

Today the 62-year-old former bookshop and restaurant owner has over 6,000 plants growing in pots at his home and family farm in the village.

Speaking to Bernama, Muhammad Hossen said he first bought two pots when the national-level Farmers, Livestock Breeders and Fishermen's Day (HPPNK) celebrations was held at the Dewan Suarah, Kota Samarahan in 2015.

"I planted them in the backyard and they started growing into strong and healthy plants. And that was when I decided to buy another two plants in Cameron Highlands and learn the techniques of growing strawberries.

"From just four plants I now have thousands growing in the family's "Jantayu Strawberry Farm" which began operating five months ago," said the father of three.

Publication date: 7/20/2018



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