In terms of agriculture, urban and suburban farming is thriving, where vegetables such as rice, Chinese cabbage, watermelons, melons, spinach, and green onions are shipped to large consumption areas, taking advantage of flat and spacious farmland. In 1987, the cucumbers grown in the Ishige area were designated as a brand production area by the prefecture, under the brand name of “Sengoku cucumbers.” Megumi-chan Rice : Thanks to the fertile soil of the Kogai River and the preparation of the soil, it marks a high taste value every year. Careful water management and weeding work. Succeeded in reducing the amount of pesticides through cultivation management that makes use of many years of experience. 2005 It has been certified by the prefecture’s special cultivation certification system since the fiscal year, and seems to be gaining popularity as a local original rice.
Watermelon, which is known as a symbol of summer, seems to start growing seedlings in December of the previous year and plant them in late February while checking the growth every day. Until the time of harvest, it is carefully cared for while watching the weather and temperature. And shipping will start in late May. In addition, it is designated as an important intangible cultural property of Japan and is produced by members of the Ishige Yuki Tsumugi (Ibaraki Prefecture Yuki District Textile Cooperative Association), which descends from authentic Yuki Tsumugi, which was registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010.) contributes to the region as a major industry in Joso City.
Beware of thieves who will heartily steal your cherished watermelon. Farmers, please strengthen crime prevention measures to protect watermelons that have been carefully grown.