Using the ‘nutrient film technique’ (NFT) hydroponic system technology, three friends are now enjoying the benefits from a 30 x 35 square metre plot which has been developed into a greenhouse and planted with various types of salads and highland vegetables.
The Farmia developed by Saiful Bahri Ahmad Adibi, 42, together with Zairald Zainal Bong, 38 and Muhammad Syukran Wahab, 23 which is located at Kampung Sungai Lumut, Buntal (Malaysia) came about after three years of research and development on the NFT which had long been implemented in Cameron Highlands, Pahang.
The Famia now has 10,000 pots placed on 26 tables which were planted with four types of salads – green lettuce, red lettuce, basil and romaine, a type of lettuce similar to the Chinese cabbage and five types of mustard plants.
“Each type of salad and mustard plant can be harvested within 30 days and each table can produce up to 60 kilogrammes.
“Currently, we are marketing the salads and vegetables at four supermarkets around Kuching,” Saiful Bahri said.
In addition, The Farmia holds an open day to give the public the opportunity to visit and pluck their salads and mustards at the farm.