[Explanation] At the end of October, another crop of vegetables in the Gobi Desert has matured one after another. The greens such as Doubai, beetroot, baby cabbage, red bamboo shoots, and broccoli in the ground are dripping.
Recently, the reporter saw at the Jinchang Gonggang Gobi Vegetable Base that the morning light is fading. From the ground to the basket, the vegetable growing area here reaches more than 13,000 mu. There are about 1,000 workers who come here to harvest vegetables during a fixed period of the year.
The young Gu Yemiao holds the position of "squad leader". He said that a skilled vegetable collector can receive about 400 kilograms a day.
From April to Jinchang, until the last crop of vegetables here is harvested around November, he will "fight" with his workers to go to the vegetable base in Guangdong and continue the same work.
[Concurrent] Gu Yemiao, vegetable collector
There are more than 40 people in a class, responsible for 533 acres, that is, so much area.
Nearly our side (southern) has less land, here is more land, and the output is a little higher than our south.
One (grocer) averages more than 200 kilograms and collects more than 200 kilograms of vegetables a day.
Some (skilled) collect more than 400 kg, some more than 200 kg, and that's it.
[Explanation] In the evening, unloading, peeling leaves, packaging... Gobi vegetables receive "dressing" at the distribution center. From "earthly rustic" to "dressing and hat", the scene is full of enthusiasm.
After a series of checks, the "cai workers" will send the packed vegetable boxes into the cold storage. After pre-cooling for 5 to 6 hours, they will "ride" on the cold chain car and start a long journey of more than 2,000 kilometers. It can reach the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area within an hour, from ground to table, with a daily supply of more than 100 tons.
[Concurrent] Wang Zhonglong, Deputy General Manager of Gansu Jinchang Jincongyu Agricultural Technology Development Co., Ltd.
Every year, our base starts planting in March, then harvests from May, and fresh vegetables are available from May, which can last until mid-to-late October.
Due to the summer and autumn seasons in the south, there are more cloudy and rainy days, which will seriously affect the harvest of vegetables. Because of the drought and less rain here, our work is not affected every day.
[Explanation] Jinchang City, located in the middle section of the Hexi Corridor, Gansu, is located in the Gobi and desert, with harsh natural conditions.
However, it is precisely due to the long-term drought and little rain, the large temperature difference between day and night, which brings unique production advantages to Jinchang's agricultural production.
At present, Jinchang City has developed into one of the important domestic vegetable bases for Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.
Gao Ying Zhang Jing reports from Jinchang, Gansu
Editor in charge: [Lu Yan]