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Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by komoland: 8:59pm On Dec 07, 2020
Noted
Farmerakinloye6:
you can as well ask the question here. Try it Saturday evening.
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Farmerakinloye6(m): 6:00pm On Dec 08, 2020
I went to one of my friend farm last week Saturday, I noticed he has abandoned his cocumba harvest and I ask him why? He said " those he pluck to market was sold 1k-1.2k, why Greengo was 6k-7k in akure." The complain is,not too green and soft. Personally, I don't blame him because there was no greengo seed as at the time he want to plant. We all cocumba farmer should learn a lesson from this my friend,we should not just plant any seed, the result can be disheartening!!! that particular seed he plant is Olivera, not sure about the spelling though.

Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by okoroemeka(m): 6:09pm On Dec 08, 2020
Farmerakinloye6:
I went to one of my friend farm last week Saturday, I noticed he has abandoned his cocumba harvest and I ask him why? He said " those he pluck to market was sold 1k-1.2k, why Greengo was 6k-7k in akure." The complain is,not too green and soft. Personally, I don't blame him because there was no greengo seed as at the time he want to planting. We all cocumba farmer should learn a lesson from this my friend,we should not just plant any seed, the result can be disheartening!!! that particular seed he plant is Olivera, not sure about the spelling though.
around our side in the southeast if you have greengo,giringori or even clarus,it will sell now,them no send now, anything goes as long as it is cucumber.
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by ideepaul: 7:25pm On Dec 08, 2020
okoroemeka:
around our side in the southeast if you have greengo,giringori or even clarus,it will sell now,them no send now, anything goes as long as it is cucumber.
Na lack of male pikin make man call him dog "Sunny boy"... grin grin grin
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by okoroemeka(m): 8:36pm On Dec 08, 2020
on a serious note not every cucumber variety is meant for commercial farm production,some varieties are meant for garden,ornamentals, hobbyists,etc,if you look closely at the oliveria variety farm you will see more reasons the farm was abandoned,it is diseased by DM and others,farmers should not just plant any variety because it is easily available,any seed to be planted must have been proven in rainy,dry, harmattan seasons,I cannot help but remember when we planted pointsett cucumbers ,it was a very very hilarious experience.
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Farmerakinloye6(m): 6:36am On Dec 09, 2020
okoroemeka:
on a serious note not every cucumber variety is meant for commercial farm production,some varieties are meant for garden,ornamentals, hobbyists,etc,if you look closely at the oliveria variety farm you will see more reasons the farm was abandoned,it is diseased by DM and others,farmers should not just plant any variety because it is easily available,any seed to be planted must have been proven in rainy,dry, harmattan seasons,I cannot help but remember when we planted pointsett cucumbers ,it was a very very hilarious experience.
well said! @your first comment I burst to laugh and my belle nearly tear when I saw giringori or even clarus.
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Olaleyeabdullah(m): 3:47pm On Dec 09, 2020
Farmerakinloye6:
well said! @your first comment I burst to laugh and my belle nearly tear when I saw giringori or even clarus.
I also intend planting nandini by east west hope I am safe sha
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by okoroemeka(m): 8:34pm On Dec 09, 2020
Olaleyeabdullah:
I also intend planting nandini by east west hope I am safe sha
if you have not planted that variety before or seen the production during dry season before ,you have to be wary,some varieties perform better during rainy and some prefer dry season, whatever the variety be sure it will survive 36c temperature and yield,the cost of irrigation and increased manpower needed to farm cucumbers during dry season makes it all too sensible to use well proven varieties like Murano,cu 999,darina,etc,instead for me to plant anyhow variety because of scarcity of preferred seeds,I will process and plant the f2 second generation it is better.

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Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by aquadude15: 8:49pm On Dec 09, 2020
okoroemeka:
if you have not planted that variety before or seen the production during dry season before ,you have to be wary,some varieties perform better during rainy and some prefer dry season, whatever the variety be sure it will survive 36c temperature and yield,the cost of irrigation and increased manpower needed to farm cucumbers during dry season makes it all too sensible to use well proven varieties like Murano,cu 999,darina,etc,instead for me to plant anyhow variety because of scarcity of preferred seeds,I will process and plant the f2 second generation it is better.
is greengo not good for dry season
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by okoroemeka(m): 2:02am On Dec 10, 2020
aquadude15:

is greengo not good for dry season
it is good but the variety is always scarce in the market,it is not something that is always available,you must plan ahead if using greengo
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by wizi44(m): 7:00am On Dec 10, 2020
okoroemeka:
around our side in the southeast if you have greengo,giringori or even clarus,it will sell now,them no send now, anything goes as long as it is cucumber.
swrs
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Farmerakinloye6(m): 1:34pm On Dec 10, 2020
Olaleyeabdullah:
I also intend planting nandini by east west hope I am safe sha
take Mr. Okoro advise. I have never seen nandini production.
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Farmerakinloye6(m): 10:03pm On Dec 12, 2020
Growing...

Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by okoroemeka(m): 4:56am On Dec 13, 2020
spot on,this is how cucumbers are planted,in shallow depressions that will contain 2-3 handful of manure,well done OP
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Farmerakinloye6(m): 7:27pm On Dec 19, 2020
Been busy like seriously! The cucumber is far faster than me.

Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by ideepaul: 9:52pm On Dec 19, 2020
I don't know if it's from the image, but your trellis rope looks too saggy!
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by okoroemeka(m): 4:50am On Dec 20, 2020
ideepaul:
I don't know if it's from the image, but your trellis rope looks too saggy!
I think it has not been pinned down to the ground,very impressive farm,this is the definition of a cucumber farm,neat,well staked and organized,you will smile to the bank from that farm,well done OP
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by ideepaul: 9:07am On Dec 20, 2020
okoroemeka:
I think it has not been pinned down to the ground,very impressive farm,this is the definition of a cucumber farm,neat,well staked and organized,you will smile to the bank from that farm,well done OP
maybe it's from my view, but image 3 looks trellised and saggy...if na organisation, give it to oga akinyole! he has passed through the fires of tomato farming, his hardwork will be rewarded with unprecedented yields
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by FarmTech(m): 7:41am On Dec 22, 2020
Farmerakinloye6:
Been busy like seriously! The cucumber is far faster than me.
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A very neat farm u have there. Keep it up. Control insects aggressively because many of them love cukes. How often do u spray pesticides?
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Farmerakinloye6(m): 7:31am On Dec 23, 2020
FarmTech:

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A very neat farm u have there. Keep it up. Control insects aggressively because many of them love cukes. How often do u spray pesticides?
four four days for now.
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by FarmTech(m): 11:03pm On Dec 23, 2020
Farmerakinloye6:
four four days for now.
. OK.
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Farmerakinloye6(m): 2:41pm On Dec 24, 2020
I noticed flowering yesterday on five stand.at the moment A bag is 6500 naira in akure. A friend saw my farm, and he mentioned ridiculous figure I will realise. Smile... He even said "he can bet his 2 ball" grin grin grin

Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by okoroemeka(m): 5:15pm On Dec 24, 2020
Farmerakinloye6:
I noticed flowering yesterday on five stand.at the moment A bag is 6500 naira in akure. A friend saw my farm, and he mentioned ridiculous figure I will realise. Smile... He even said "he can bet his 2 ball" grin grin grin
I will bet not just my two balls but also my pot of Christmas chicken stew that you will see ridiculous figures from that farm,it is farms like this that is an answer to anyone that still doubts if money can be made through vegetables farming,I will not be surprised if the OP clears 500% ROI from that farm.
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Olaleyeabdullah(m): 7:19pm On Dec 24, 2020
Farmerakinloye6:
I noticed flowering yesterday on five stand.at the moment A bag is 6500 naira in akure. A friend saw my farm, and he mentioned ridiculous figure I will realise. Smile... He even said "he can bet his 2 ball" grin grin grin
how often do u water them now sir
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by mutfad: 9:18am On Dec 25, 2020
Farmerakinloye6:
Ten 300kg manure had been booked since on 29th September, At the moment price of cocumba here is 6k.

Nice one. What's the current price of cucumber?
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Farmerakinloye6(m): 1:33pm On Dec 25, 2020
Olaleyeabdullah:
how often do u water them now sir
it depends, sometimes I irrigate once in a day, sometime twice,30 minutes,why sometimes 15 minutes. Bottom line, when you are use to your crop, you will know when. Based on my experience 15 minute in the morning and 17 minute in the evening will do during this dry season.
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Olaleyeabdullah(m): 3:50pm On Dec 25, 2020
Farmerakinloye6:
it depends, sometimes I irrigate once in a day, sometime twice,30 minutes,why sometimes 15 minutes. Bottom line, when you are use to your crop, you will know when. Based on my experience 15 minute in the morning and 17 minute in the evening will do during this dry season.
thanks sir...but sir, what is the flow rate of your drip tape? Asking so much question coz I planted cucumber on Monday and I have been irrigating it using bucket and cup, just few plants like 500. Unfortunately I lost like five plant to damping off. So intend to reduce the watering
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by hadex90(m): 4:15pm On Dec 25, 2020
Farmerakinloye6:
Been busy like seriously these days with other commodity, I track the farm land to know exact plot,0.2 hectare, I Also install new system. Manure application in progress..more update loading
hi good job so far bro, please my question is on that your drip irrigation. can u show me how it is being installed, how much it's going to cost to install such on a 3plot of land and where to buy the materials. God bless u as u respond
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Farmerakinloye6(m): 9:18pm On Dec 25, 2020
Olaleyeabdullah:
thanks sir...but sir, what is the flow rate of your drip tape? Asking so much question coz I planted cucumber on Monday and I have been irrigating it using bucket and cup, just few plants like 500. Unfortunately I lost like five plant to damping off. So intend to reduce the watering
bro it normal to loose few stand. I did up to 500 supply in this particular project. I think 1 stainless cup should be enough for each stand in a day.
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Farmerakinloye6(m): 9:22pm On Dec 25, 2020
hadex90:

hi good job so far bro, please my question is on that your drip irrigation. can u show me how it is being installed, how much it's going to cost to install such on a 3plot of land and where to buy the materials. God bless u as u respond
on how it was installed check this thread https://www.nairaland.com/6244565/irrigation-system-installation-kit, on material go to agro shop In your City and price all the component mentioned on that thread, and you can ask questions there too.

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Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by hadex90(m): 4:54am On Dec 26, 2020
Farmerakinloye6:
on how it was installed check this thread https://www.nairaland.com/6244565/irrigation-system-installation-kit, on material go to agro shop In your City and price all the component mentioned on that thread, and you can ask questions there too.
God bless you
Re: My Cucumber Farm Dairy by Farmerakinloye6(m): 8:36pm On Dec 27, 2020
okoroemeka:
I will bet not just my two balls but also my pot of Christmas chicken stew that you will see ridiculous figures from that farm,it is farms like this that is an answer to anyone that still doubts if money can be made through vegetables farming,I will not be surprised if the OP clears 500% ROI from that farm.
Mr. Okoro I need your advice. I have it in my plan to prune like two time but there is no chance again (visitors here and there, and new year stuff) and I don't want labourer to prune it without me there. Below picture is 3 base branch from one stand. Do you think it will affect size of fruit? What your opinion?

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