Back then she had thought that Su Fu’an was both kind and quickwitted, considering he had been able to so quickly come up with a reliable idea. Since then she had felt that Su Fu’an was a clever one, and was good raw material for a businessman. And now her impression of him was reaffirmed, after all, she had only mentioned this matter casually as they had stepped inside, but he had remembered it clearly even brought it up on his own initiative.
Because of these reasons, Su Tang was quite optimistic about Su Fu’an, so seeing that he had asked she decided to just reply directly.
“Originally, I wanted to tell this matter to Brother Qiang when I went back to visit my parents’ grave, but since I’ve met you all today I’ll just mention it now.”
“This is actually a good matter for everyone. You see, I’ve contacted a big businessman and entered a cooperation agreement regarding two new kinds of crop. He has contracted me to raise seedlings for him.”
“Brother Shun, sister-in-law, you should know the situation here for my brother and I. We are just two people and we don’t even have a field.”
“Thus, I was planning to spend the Spring Festival as usual, but afterward I was going to find someone to help us raise the seedlings together. The price offered is one copper coin for every five seedlings.”
“Although the price isn’t very high, one person should be able to raise hundreds or maybe even thousands of seedlings alone without too much issue, and it shouldn’t delay the spring sowing at all. At any rate, the other party is wanting as many seedlings as possible, so I wanted to find the Su family to join in on this business.”
Su Tang stated her purpose clearly. It turned out that Luo Xingchen was very efficient, and she had already found a way to turn all of the plots of land in her hands into gold, which she had already sent over to Su Tang. Thus, Su Tang presently had a lot of gold stored away in her space.
The five pieces of land had earned a total of 500 taels of gold, however, because of the upcoming Spring Festival it was currently inconvenient to buy farmland. Fortunately, tomatoes and chili peppers didn’t need to be planted until April, so Su Tang wasn’t in too much of a hurry.
But, in the end, she still needed to buy the land and also arrange enough manpower to prepare for the sauce factory. Thus, she currently had so many things to do that she had no time to manage the seedling nursery herself.
Of course, chili peppers and tomatoes could also be sown like any other crop, but transplanting seedlings was a much more efficient method. At the same time, Su Tang knew that because of their ‘adverse fate’ she and her brother didn’t have much say in the Su family. Although she knew that Su Yongqiang was on their side, she was still a bit worried that other people in the family might still try to take advantage of them just because of their young ages.
However, since she would be tied to the Su family for the rest of her life no matter what, she had concluded that it would be better to focus on trying to raise the Su family up and make it better while also firmly establishing a position for herself within the family, instead of just focusing on getting vengeance on Su Yonggui and his members.
Of course, as a dark loli, a certain amount of vindictiveness was still called for. Thus, in Su Tang’s original plan she would talk to Su Yongqiang and ask him to connect her to Su Yongshun’s family for this job, completely excluding Su Yonggui and his lot, but talking to Su Yongshun worked just as well.
Hearing Su Tang’s explanation, Su Fu’an’s eyes drifted over to the wooden box on the kang bed that he had noticed before. He asked, “Are those the seedlings you mentioned?”
Since Su Tang had brought them here she clearly had no intention to hide anything, so she nodded and confirmed: “That’s right. As you can see, I’ve already begun and managed to breed a few of these so far. But there are several plots of farmland that need to be planted, so we will need a lot more seedlings in the end. If you’re interested you can take some back and raise them as well, and then later someone will come and buy them from you.”
Obviously, the topic of making money was much more important than Chen Xiuxiu’s matter, so when they heard Su Tang’s explanation Su Yongshun and Madam Qin all went over to take a look themselves. They saw there was a large box on the kang bed, and the inside of the box was divided into many small square lattices. Each of these squares was filled with soil and, despite the cold winter weather, there was also a small green bud inside each one. For farmers like the members of the Su family, seeing these green buds in winter was somehow very gratifying.
“But how much wood does this take?” Although it was really gratifying to see a touch of green in winter, Madam Qin couldn’t help but sigh after thinking for a bit.
All farmers that spent their days plowing in the fields knew the reason why there were no fresh vegetables in winter. In short, it was just because of the cold. If the temperatures were warmer, they could obviously grow more vegetables. Thus, just looking at Su Tang’s setup here, they could imagine how much it must cost to constantly control the temperature.
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