Delayed flower cultivation at Sabdi

  • Farmers of the Sabdi village in Narayanganj’s Bandar did not get a fair price due to the coronavirus pandemic last year. So, almost half the flowers they grew went unsold. They fear they may not get fair price this year as well because cultivation has been delayed by floods.

    Farmers of the Sabdi village in Narayanganj’s Bandar did not get a fair price due to the coronavirus pandemic last year. So, almost half the flowers they grew went unsold. They fear they may not get fair price this year as well because cultivation has been delayed by floods.

  • Farmer Nakul Chandra Haldar working at his chrysanthemum field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village. He buys saplings for the cultivation because it is difficult to grow the plants from seeds.

    Farmer Nakul Chandra Haldar working at his chrysanthemum field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village. He buys saplings for the cultivation because it is difficult to grow the plants from seeds.

  • Nakul Chandra Haldar has been cultivating flowers in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village for around four decades. This time Nakul has cultivated about seven to eight types of flowers, including dahlia, cherry, gladiolus, gerbera, chrysanthemum and marigold. He fears he may not get the fair price as cultivation has been delayed by the floods.

    Nakul Chandra Haldar has been cultivating flowers in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village for around four decades. This time Nakul has cultivated about seven to eight types of flowers, including dahlia, cherry, gladiolus, gerbera, chrysanthemum and marigold. He fears he may not get the fair price as cultivation has been delayed by the floods.

  • Around 50 flowers bloom in a chrysanthemum tree at a time throughout a month nearly two months after the sapling is planted. Growers of Sabdi village sell chrysanthemums flowers at Tk 1 or 2 apiece in the wholesale market.

    Around 50 flowers bloom in a chrysanthemum tree at a time throughout a month nearly two months after the sapling is planted. Growers of Sabdi village sell chrysanthemums flowers at Tk 1 or 2 apiece in the wholesale market.

  • A farmer removing weed from a land at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

    A farmer removing weed from a land at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

  • A red dahlia blooms at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

    A red dahlia blooms at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

  • A violet dahlia blooms at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

    A violet dahlia blooms at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

  • A light pink and yellow dahlia blooms at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

    A light pink and yellow dahlia blooms at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

  • Dahlias have begun to bloom at a field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

    Dahlias have begun to bloom at a field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

  • Calendula flowers bloom at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

    Calendula flowers bloom at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

  • A bee collects honey from a marigold at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

    A bee collects honey from a marigold at a flower field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

  • Shafique Mia has been cultivating gerbera flowers for five years at Sabdi village in Narayanganj’s Bandar union. The flowers still bloom in trees planted about five years ago. The demand for the flowers remains high throughout the year.

    Shafique Mia has been cultivating gerbera flowers for five years at Sabdi village in Narayanganj’s Bandar union. The flowers still bloom in trees planted about five years ago. The demand for the flowers remains high throughout the year.

  • Gerbera flowers need extra care and separate space. Shafique Mia, a flower-grower in Narayanganj’s Sabji village, sells them at Tk 10 apiece.

    Gerbera flowers need extra care and separate space. Shafique Mia, a flower-grower in Narayanganj’s Sabji village, sells them at Tk 10 apiece.

  • Farmer Shafique Mia collects flowers from a gerbera field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

    Farmer Shafique Mia collects flowers from a gerbera field in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

  • Farmer Shafique Mia selling gerbera flowers to a local in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

    Farmer Shafique Mia selling gerbera flowers to a local in Narayanganj’s Sabdi village.

  • Workers have sorted gerbera flowers for delivery to Dhaka’s Shahbagh. 

    Workers have sorted gerbera flowers for delivery to Dhaka’s Shahbagh.