Last month,I had coverage at Kashiwa City,Chiba Prefecture,Japan.
Then I knew about many interesting and beautiful things about agriculture.So I introduce them.
Here is Tanaka Retarding basin.
This area is facing Tonegawa river’s levee. In case flooding of Tonegawa river, water is retarded this area.
Here is used for agriculture in ordinary days.
Bridge is Tsukuba Express Tonegawa river bridge.
And this is Mt.Tsukuba.
Here is Green onion field located Tanaka Retarding basin.
Kashiwa City boasts 5th amount of production in Japan for Green onion.
I could take photos of harvest. Machine harvests Green onion automatically!
Harvested green onion.
To use machine,green onion is planted straight. It’s beautiful line.
Part of underground become white.
In the middle of growth, green onion is covered with soil to make white part.
In Kanto area, white part is preferred.
On the other hand, in Kansai area,green part is preferred.
This is difference of food culture. So that kind of green onion is a little different.
Green onion is possible to stay field this situation for a long time, it is easy to adjust time to harvest.
If flower bloom, that can not harvest.
Field is so beautiful…
Here is seedling field of green onion. Beautiful perspective.
To make margin for covering soil at middle of growth, green onion is planted bottom of valley.
Here is turnip field. Next to green onion field.
Actually,Kashiwa City boasts the highest amount of production in Japan for turnip.
Did you know, 3/4 part of turnip is out from ground at the time of harvest? So it is easy to pull out.
I didn’t know it so that I was surprised!
Cover seats are used against coldness. Harvest time ridge is off the cover.
This ridge has already grown to be harvested. But not this time. The cover seats for autumn is very thin.
To adjust harvest time,seeding time is adjusted.
This ridge has not enough grown.
Here is seedling field. From middle of November,vinyl is covered over the field. This is against winter coldness.
This small seedlings become delicious turnip!
Here is “Tomato house” a store where visitors can buy fresh vegetables. I bought some vegetables. They were cheap and really tasty! I want to go and buy again!
I was so impressed to know about many creativity and beauty about agriculture.
I felt human’s intelligence and effort to produce foods. Agriculture has been kept on improving from long time ago.
Green onion farmer Mr Sekine said that he want to inform to many people that Kashiwa city has large amount of green onion production.
Even though citizen of Kashiwa city don’t know about it.
I thought I have to inform about agriculture.
If you go field and experience agriculture, you’ll get to like vegetables. But it is difficult. So I wrote this article.
When you see vegetables at supermarket,please remind this article.
There must be farmer who is trying to hard to produce delicious and safe vegetables with passion!
And if possible,please select Kashiwa city or Chiba prefecture vegetables 🙂
Nearest Station: Kita-Kashiwa Station/ JR Joban Line
10 minutes from Kita-Kashiwa Station to Tanaka Retarding basin by car.
*Here is not accept to field trip