How is rice grown in Mekong Delta - in Vietnam?
How is rice grown? As you travel around Vietnam, whether entering a side-walk restaurant or luxury ones, there is an essential dish on the menu: white-steamed rice. Steamed rice can be eaten with other dishes and can be useful for vegetarians. Steamed rice is in Vietnam, what boiled potatoes are in the UK or Fries are in the USA… an indispensable dish for the table. In this topic, Sagomeko would like to discuss “how rice is grown” in the Mekong Delta – Vietnam.
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There are two methods of rice cultivation: direct seeding rice-sprouts (simple but easy to get rotten) and young seedlings from 15- 17 days of rice. Rice must be transplanted in a row, about 2 cm deep (according to the season) so that the rice can be branched, 35 – 40 bundles/ m2.
The warming of the greenhouse effect also greatly affects rice, rising sea levels, saline intrusion with significant reduction of sediment from upstream.
Not only in the Mekong Delta, but all along Vietnam you can admire the “how is rice grown”. Golden terraced rice fields, waiting for you in September in Sapa. The upland rice fields are not as productive as those in the Mekong Delta, but you will be immersed in the beauty of the majestic nature and the H’mong ethnic minority.
You can cycle through rivers, across bridges made of bamboo, watch the rice fields stretching in the nostalgic Hoi An. The lanterns reflect from the romantic Hoai River.
“Our rice paddy is always near the cemetery because we believe the spirit pass through their souls into the rice. So the new generation is eating the rice will share their spirits and ashes”.In our forthcoming topics Sagomeko will continue to present interesting things from Vietnamese culture: for example, why Vietnamese bury our ancestors near the rice paddy? Stay tuned, we will come back soon!