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Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 5:55pm On Jan 01, 2020
I reside in benin city. Am planning to invest a hundred thousand naira on water melon farm during the month of march this year, but I dont want to be move by mouth watering post i see on the net by nigeria bloggers. So water melon farmers share your experience. Is it as lucreative as it is claim, would it be a breaking point for any one who endures in it this year out of the reccession? and what are yur takes on the plans. What do you have to say on the crop in particular.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Idemujoseph: 9:34pm On Jan 01, 2020
Happy new year
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by shariff84: 9:41pm On Jan 01, 2020
Alfather:
I reside in benin city. Am planning to invest a hundred thousand naira on water melon farm during the month of march this year, but I dont want to be move by mouth watering post i see on the net by nigeria bloggers. So water melon farmers share your experience. Is it as lucreative as it is claim, would it be a breaking point for any one who endures in it this year out of the reccession? and what are yur takes on the plans. What do you have to say on the crop in particular.
pls don't try it,watermelon farming its just like a gambling, you may win and you loss. But the chance of losing is higher!
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 7:17am On Jan 02, 2020
shariff84:
pls don't try it,watermelon farming its just like a gambling, you may win and you loss. But the chance of losing is higher!
thanks for your comment, but i keep wondering why northerners keep planting this crop when the risk is high. It seems they are trick involve in planting this watermelon
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 7:19am On Jan 02, 2020
Idemujoseph:
Happy new year
I which you a successful new year
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by sulaimon22: 7:24am On Jan 02, 2020
Alfather:
thanks for your comment, but i keep wondering why northerners keep planting this crop when the risk is high. It seems they are trick involve in planting this watermelon

Watermelon thrives in arid climate that's why it's easy to plant and have good yield in the north. if you are in the north u can try it and send ur produce to d South for good profit.

if that 100k is ur last hope dnt put it on watermelon if u are in d South. my advice
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 7:36am On Jan 02, 2020
sulaimon22:


Watermelon thrives in arid climate that's why it's easy to plant and have good yield in the north. if you are in the north u can try it and send ur produce to d South for good profit.

if that 100k is ur last hope dnt put it on watermelon if u are in d South. my advice
thanks, am greateful. Am trying to hook up with some one who cultivate it in the south, so i can also hear from him as well, but Have you plant this crop before?
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by shariff84: 8:57am On Jan 02, 2020
Alfather:
thanks for your comment, but i keep wondering why northerners keep planting this crop when the risk is high. It seems they are trick involve in planting this watermelon
let me tell you one secret,even in the north watermelon farmers don't have money now like before.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 12:59pm On Jan 02, 2020
shariff84:
let me tell you one secret,even in the north watermelon farmers don't have money now like before.
Whats the reason for that
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 1:06pm On Jan 02, 2020
sulaimon22:


Watermelon thrives in arid climate that's why it's easy to plant and have good yield in the north. if you are in the north u can try it and send ur produce to d South for good profit.

if that 100k is ur last hope dnt put it on watermelon if u are in d South. my advice
What if i make use of the right chemicals to control pest and diseases. I realy need your advice on this one.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by sulaimon22: 1:47pm On Jan 02, 2020
Alfather:
What if i make use of the right chemicals to control pest and diseases. I realy need your advice on this one.

You can try that too + good fertilizer I will recommend super gro. That's what I'm using in my farm. But I'm not telling u not to grow d crop in d South at all I just don't want u to use a trial and error method with ur 100k capital
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Pauladex(m): 2:54am On Jan 03, 2020
My neighbour in farm tried planting it on six acres of land twice last year but the results was fatal, in fact he never harvest one single Mellon. Up till now his life never remains the same. Though am not against you trying it, 100k is not much for a research and development.
Universities use billions.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by okoroemeka(m): 4:53am On Jan 03, 2020
sulaimon22:


You can try that too + good fertilizer I will recommend super gro. That's what I'm using in my farm. But I'm not telling u not to grow d crop in d South at all I just don't want u to use a trial and error method with ur 100k capital
don't recommend super gro to any farmer that is not using drip for irrigation,super gro is not a fertilizer but a soil conditioner that makes soil wetter and absorb more moisture,it's made to be used in semi arid climate for water conservation management

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Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by okoroemeka(m): 4:59am On Jan 03, 2020
Alfather:
What if i make use of the right chemicals to control pest and diseases. I realy need your advice on this one.
I have seen big melon farms in the south but the trick is getting the planting date right to aviod to much rain and water on the leafs,if you target to plant and start harvest by may-june it will be ok,but seriously why playing betnaja with your hard earned money on ogbanje crop,why not cucumbers and save yourself from had I know.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by sulaimon22: 7:39am On Jan 03, 2020
okoroemeka:
don't recommend super gro to any farmer that is not using drip for irrigation,super gro is not a fertilizer but a soil conditioner that makes soil wetter and absorb more moisture,it's made to be used in semi arid climate for water conservation management

So if I dnt use drip irrigation super gro won't work abi? maybe dats ur own method. have been using super gro on my plantain without drip irrigation and d result is encouraging. and moreover super gro is not only used for crops, fish farmers and poultry farmers also use super gro so ur claim that super gro is only a soil conditioner is wrong.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 12:27pm On Jan 03, 2020
okoroemeka:
I have seen big melon farms in the south but the trick is getting the planting date right to aviod to much rain and water on the leafs,if you target to plant and start harvest by may-june it will be ok,but seriously why playing betnaja with your hard earned money on ogbanje crop,why not cucumbers and save yourself from had I know.
am thinking of cultivating mix croping. Both the water melon and the cocumber. I have high risk apetite. Either investment of not the hundred would be spent
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by shariff84: 6:47pm On Jan 03, 2020
Pauladex:
My neighbour in farm tried planting it on six acres of land twice last year but the results was fatal, in fact he never harvest one single Mellon. Up till now his life never remains the same. Though am not against you trying it, 100k is not much for a research and development.
Universities use billions.
hhhhhh
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by okoroemeka(m): 9:17pm On Jan 03, 2020
sulaimon22:


So if I dnt use drip irrigation super gro won't work abi? maybe dats ur own method. have been using super gro on my plantain without drip irrigation and d result is encouraging. and moreover super gro is not only used for crops, fish farmers and poultry farmers also use super gro so ur claim that super gro is only a soil conditioner is wrong.
my dear farmer friend pls don't try that thing on your fish or poultry farm,a farmer friend lost hundreds of matured fish to super gro application in fish pond,I have severally told the dealers to properly educate farmers on it's uses but they will choose to ignore the facts and tell farmers what they want to hear that it will make everything big overnite even pigs,very funny,super gro is a surfactant and soil adjuvcant that allows the soil to absorb more moisture and help plants to absorb more nutrients , whatever nutrients it contains is so small to be neglige able.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 8:27am On Jan 04, 2020
Pauladex:
My neighbour in farm tried planting it on six acres of land twice last year but the results was fatal, in fact he never harvest one single Mellon. Up till now his life never remains the same. Though am not against you trying it, 100k is not much for a research and development.
Universities use billions.
This one fear me. What actually happen to the farm, was it disease or pest
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Pauladex(m): 10:50am On Jan 04, 2020
I can't really say because he brought an 'Expert' from ADP, he bought everything he was to buy but the internet calculation don't just work.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by shariff84: 11:17am On Jan 04, 2020
Pauladex:
I can't really say because he brought an 'Expert' from ADP, he bought everything he was to buy but the internet calculation don't just work.
I know more than 10 farmers that suffer the same fate,I swear I will never dream planting watermelon gain.I lost 70k in my 1st attempt.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 11:55am On Jan 04, 2020
shariff84:
I know more than 10 farmers that suffer the same fate,I swear I will never dream planting watermelon gain.I lost 70k in my 1st attempt.
i still want to try
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 12:19pm On Jan 04, 2020
Pauladex:
I can't really say because he brought an 'Expert' from ADP, he bought everything he was to buy but the internet calculation don't just work.
i planted this water melon mid october last year, it now fruiting. Here is the pix

Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Pauladex(m): 1:59pm On Jan 04, 2020
Pls do and documents the processes and improve on it. Send me email am in Benin City too.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 2:44pm On Jan 04, 2020
Pauladex:
Pls do and documents the processes and improve on it. Send me email am in Benin City too.
ok. i have so many stricks on water melon cultivation on my head that forms my boldness. Am not a newbee in farming. Even if it did not work, there is no harm in trying, but if i succeed a door victory has being open to me.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Pauladex(m): 2:54pm On Jan 04, 2020
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Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 3:02pm On Jan 04, 2020
Pauladex:
Send me an email on adeobi530@yahoo.com
alright. Later, am quiet busy now
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Nobody: 11:26am On Jan 05, 2020
I don't like it when someone tries to convince someone not to try something, especially in agriculture.

He said he has a big appetite for risks, why the caution then?

My brother, abeg give it a try, we are here waiting to learn from your experience.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Alfather: 1:44pm On Jan 05, 2020
ifedola28:
I don't like it when someone tries to convince someone not to try something, especially in agriculture.

He said he has a big appetite for risks, why the caution then?

My brother, abeg give it a try, we are here waiting to learn from your experience.
Thank you sir. Starting from march, i will post on every propagating step on the farm. Either i post it here or open a new trend topic on agric section. If my little text runing could work, i have the same faith on a 1 acre cultivation on watermelon starting from the month of march.
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by ThegreatLion: 9:34pm On Feb 16, 2020
Alfather:
I reside in benin city. Am planning to invest a hundred thousand naira on water melon farm during the month of march this year, but I dont want to be move by mouth watering post i see on the net by nigeria bloggers. So water melon farmers share your experience. Is it as lucreative as it is claim, would it be a breaking point for any one who endures in it this year out of the reccession? and what are yur takes on the plans. What do you have to say on the crop in particular.

I Dm you. please check
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by Moneyfirst: 6:55am On Feb 17, 2020
Super gro is uselesssssssssssssss.
Never buy that shit.
Every dealer is a chronic liar.
They never said the truth about the product and still don't.
Currently, no liquid fertiliser is good.
Don't waste your money.
I miss Plantzyme. It was a beast fertiliser.
Super gro is never a fertiliser.
Every dealer is like Nigerian police.
Liars
Re: Share Your Experience On Water Melon Farm by faetth: 9:57am On Feb 17, 2020
Alfather:
What if i make use of the right chemicals to control pest and diseases. I realy need your advice on this one.

For the best chemicals for watermelon we have the following;
For pre-emergence herbicide we have Buster
Post- Emergence herbicide make use of Gallant Super
For insecticide USE Vanguish.
Make us of our products from start to finish for the best yield and output.

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