Deir Ezzor –Farmers of Al-Hawaij village, western countryside of Deir Ezzor, have begun to build mini-greenhouses to grow summer vegetables as part of their self-sufficiency and meet the requirements of the local market.
Farmers generally resort to greenhouse agriculture to increase the productivity and quality of crops as they provide a stable and safe environment, reduce water waste by drip irrigation, reduce water evaporation, and protect crops from weather fluctuations.
“We grow summer vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and okra at the beginning of February in plastic houses to protect them from weather fluctuations and get fresh, healthy vegetables,” said the farmer Mohammed Al-Azzo.
He added that they can benefit from vegetables grown in greenhouses throughout the summer and autumn and they are trying to meet the needs of the local market.
It is worth mentioning that the plastic houses are airtight and maintain the steam, moisture and gases necessary for photosynthesis.
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