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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by bjdon: 6:12pm On Jun 17
Very well done and congratulations.

This is the type of mindset that is needed much more in Nigeria. Able bodied and intelligent will be spending hours upon hours complaining online, rather than going about ways to try and mitigate problems. Don't even get me started on the totally useless state and LG's. Imagine if those 2 tiers of government support primary crop production, the prices of many everyday crops would crash in a few months.
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by Vijuchoco(f): 6:12pm On Jun 17
Akpabio22:
For the half basket ๐Ÿงบ of tomatoes you write full dictionary.
grin
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by Nkpitime(m): 6:12pm On Jun 17
So because of half basket of tomatoes you wrote this epistle
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by TGreatGatsby: 6:13pm On Jun 17
Atleast soon OP can put himself on total tomatoes diet. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
U can switch it up for variety sake, fried tomatoes for breakfast, boiled for lunch maybe smoked for dinner.
Cheers to surviving the great Tinubulation.

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by Hollyharjii: 6:13pm On Jun 17
How do you know a leaf that looks like weed
You should be called for questioning

myners007:
I thought I saw a leaf like weed

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by Gboom: 6:13pm On Jun 17
I remember when I was in secondary school, there were a lot of buildings very close to my school, where you will see them planting tomatoes like this, we used to laugh at them thinking they are stingy rich men planting tomatoes to avoid spending, that was long time ago

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by biyams(m): 6:17pm On Jun 17
wow awesome, It's nice you're taking good care of the sack garden yourself. next time try including a new specie of tomato..like the Monica beef tomato species, even if it's just 2 seedlings just give it a try. in Jos, Monica beef tomato farmers are competing with poultry owners so it's highly profitable.

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by Saintmary(f): 6:18pm On Jun 17
georgen2u:
More


My neighbor's chicken won't let me rest.
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by SIRKAY98(m): 6:18pm On Jun 17
Cool
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by oneMalik: 6:18pm On Jun 17
Kudos to you !

You're not one of those BUHARI called LAZY YOUTHS OF NIGERIA.

Mine is just 20-days in front of my rented apartment and its damn cool seeing what you did like play-play coming to reality.

God bless your hands.

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by biyams(m): 6:19pm On Jun 17
myners007:
I thought I saw a leaf like weed
i hope you didn't get high at the sight of the leaves sha
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by KingRabota: 6:20pm On Jun 17
Enlightening articles like this are what used to bring us to Nairaland once upon a long time ago.

Nowadays everything here is all BBL , slay queens and delinquent youth

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by Surgeman: 6:21pm On Jun 17
Food is ready for lazy youths and Yahoo boys wey no want get their hands dirty.
If you come for me, your daddy there.

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by taobudao(m): 6:43pm On Jun 17
georgen2u:
I couldn't hold it anymore when I saw this post about 9 pieces of tomatoes being sold for 2000 naira vis this link

https://www.nairaland.com/8127292/see-tomatoes-pepper-bought-n2000


Things are hard these days I get it, yes inflation is so high but we Nigerians are either not helping ourselves or most of us are waiting to be roasted before we can do something about how to reduce our feeding expenses through some home gardening

These days urbanization has creeped into a lot of towns and villages there is no longer big space for crop

This is why a smart humble person who wants to be proactive should think out of the box in solving some needs for himself before things will stabilize ( if it will )

I am not a horticulturist, agronomists or any crop scientist but with the general knowledge I have in crop growing, I tested myself and the result is encouraging

This makes me wonder why people are not doing this

Is it either you are seeing things like this as poor man stuff or " I can not do this kind of thing life" especially now everyone is appearing on social media as Dangote and Otedolas

This is why I love the whites most of them despite how rich or poor have small gardens where they grow some basic herbs and vegetables.

Most times whenever we talk about gardening what comes to your mind is growing ornamental flowers or those beautiful flowers for beautification

Well here I am talking about having one or two pots or sacks where you can grow herbs, vegetable etc like scent leaves, curry, butter leaf, tomatoes, pepper, carrots, beets , water leafs, and other nititent filled crops

Last year I moved into a new neighborhood I have been desiring to have a little space where I can start a pot / sack garden

First my limitations were ; no big space and the floor environment is cemented so you can not plant directly on the ground

SACK FARMING TRIAL
Since I can not plant directly on the floor I decided to try sac farming to achieve this I sent my brother to buy me some cement sacks

He got about 20 of it then I went to a nearby semi dumping site paid one hausa boy to pack those black soils , he hired wheel barrow 300 naira

Then he packed soil and fill those sack each half filled a d brought it home so now I have like 20 sacks neathly arrange in front of my house

My neighbor were wondering what magic I am trying to do because they don't believe you can get something meaningful from little things like that

Next I sent my brother to go to one African shop since I can not buy those hybrids tomatoes there are options where they divided many in small small waterproof so someone can buy like 1500 instead of the whole package

So he got me tomatoe seed, carrot seeds, beetroot,

Also he bought me measured NPK 10:10:10 one mudu, half mudu phosphorus

Finally I got some scent leaves in the market finish using it and just put the stem in one of the sacks , same things with water leaf and curry
My tomatoes Nursing and Nursery

I took one of those sacks close to a shade , ensure I removed some big stones n dirts

I removed the tomato seed from the container and gently spread it scattered on the surface, then sprinkle soil on top before spraying someone water on it

Meanwhile my 15 sacks I spaced them half a feet each then don't forget I got half sack of poultry shit, from someone raising broilers around

My aim was to plant two per sack though according to what I read online it might be too congested but since I have no space I had to try it

At each end I dig UpTo 6 inch hole drill down , I carry poultry dropping mix it with small quantities fertilizers I got use it to fill it up and put a broom there before covering it because I want to know exactly the place to place my tomatoes when it's time to transplant

I did this because I learnt the poultry shit needs time to break down if you apply directly it might kill the plant meanwhile my sce t leave , curry n water leaf started regenerating after a week

In about 7 days my tomatoes have already started sprouting they were many Sha some died wilting but I have more than enough growing
I was watering them anytime am back from work or if I sense the soil is drying out

They stay there for two weeks and I latter bring them to sun ( this process is to harden them before I transplant) so they will be strong enough to withstand transplant stress


Meanwhile I water the 15 empty sacks without any plant once in two days

Now all the process of nursery to gardening took 4weeks for my tomatoes before it decided one late evening to do the transfer

We brought it out I watered the nursery soil to ensure I can scope the plants without breaking the roots, I also watered the sacks I wish to put them , at those places I place the broomstick I opened them like half 3 inches deep I can see those poultry shit heave change, no longer smelling looks like manure so I place the tomatoes there one at each end and two in a sack

Then I watered graceful lol I have come to understand what watering graceful means I will explain later

Then I started watering once every two days at first week of transplant it was looking like a joke , I said if this thing didn't flourish it will be embarrassing because everyone was observing what this grown up adults is fiddling with soil like a kid

After two weeks this started setting in another week I noticed that except during raining season which makes me less watering but during the time I started it was march you know in north Kaduna precisely rain can delay till end of May/ June

It dries out faster and it's affecting the tomatoes. Here was how I solved this issue infact it makes it feel like am using irrigation

The water needed to wet the soil slowing in order to release the nutrients and be well soaked unlike when you pour water directly slow dripping like rain or irritation makes more impact and won't drain easily

To solve this I got all these bottles water containers like those one litre ones

I use middle to give small hold on top and at the base

What I do now is every morning I pick them up go I lnside fill them up 15 of it put all in bucket carry it out place each on the sacks and they will be dripping slowing like for hours


Fertilizer application for my garden

I do my fertilizer once I two weeks here is how I achieve something

I took one of the bootke water use stone ground the NPK , I have some egg shells from the ones I used at home I added it, in the bottle put water and alliw it site for two days
The next day I divided them into 15 equal parts

Pour them into the bottle waters as I pour water to fill them up

I also sprinkle a handful of fertilizer to the base of each of the tomatoes

Everything started looking serious ( I forgot I had cabbage n cucumber too )

Everything was doing well there was a time I notice something like leaf diseases on few I bought Klein detergent and diluted it use one of my old perfume spat bottle and soapy on them

Also I once used backing soda in a soary bottle and everything came back good

During flowering I was putting banana peel and crushed egg shells around each of them , especially as in love banana alot

These process took less than 90 days my tomatoes was flowering and bearing seed aggressively this was my first time growing anything seriously out when we were kids especially in containers not directly on land

I noticed that the tomatoes flowered at same interval and didn't rip individually but once one stated ripening all of them follow suit

Then again the size was shocking me I got a tomato that was as big as the small size grain apples ๐Ÿ sold in the markets

The yeild and tomatoes seeds per plant
From my measurements I don't know how many paint rubber that makes up a half basket but I got 7 paint rubber worth of tomatos from this 15 sacks ( 30 plants that is 2 in a sack) though due to lack of space most didn't flower because they were crowded

Since it's small garden I took my time to count tomatoes seeds on each plant lol oh yeah I did
I was seeing like 55-70 tomato fruit in average per plant


Then my cucumber, I didn't have space I interplanted it it tried a bit as some gave me like 6-7 cucumber and they were like few I didn't plant much because I don't really like cucumber it's not sweet lol

I planted cabbage too and carrots that one I can not even allow them matured everytime and doing salad I will come and uprooted carrots take cabbage go chop

As of last year I opened the yes of my neighborhood all those big madams and visitors passing buy turned me to tutor , they couldn't believe the outcome done were asking me if urs my field of study

But I put them through

Year 2024 relocation and restating

I finally moved away from my old apartment to a new one this time around the space is so small that I am wondering how to fit in so sacks I have small space between my apartment and the fence , I made sure I picked that one because I don't want to be sharing the end with any tenent

With my brother again to get a good soil here wasn't easy this place is more urbanized than the old place and finally got a place to get soil however I change my mind on cement back

It's too big I don't want to waste soil plus no big space I went to kasuwa market and got a place where they do customize sack and they use 2k to get like 10 small size sacks plus some other sack I have

I restarted my process again though at first it was funny because it was my first time to discover that hunger had led lizard to be eating tomato cucumber and other leaves ili was in shock haha

I had to cover the nursery then finally everything is booming again. At first the woman I paid monthly to be sweeping my house use to smile at me she told me she was thinking it was just flowers I wanted to plant but now she is in shock on how good and healthy the tomatoes are

also I made friends with some guys rearing broilers since I use to buy chicken from them I told them anytime they bring out the shit they should keep it in a bag I will need it , which solves my problem.

[/b]How I processed my last year tomatoes without spoiling and store UpTo 4minths [b]

Most times post harvest storage is what destroys tomatoes and make it scarce but I take no prisoners when it comes to storing my food items

I made some research and here was the outcome

After harvesting the tomatoes I was keeping them because I couldn't harvest all at once they were rippening In batches , to be honest the tomatos you grow at home taste better and can two weeks without spoiling than market bought .

I boiled them together in a big pot till the water drain it became so soft n shrinken I use my blender and blend

It started looking like tin tomatoes , after blending I put in the pot continue boiling on slow heat I used my hot plat but if u have charcoal pot it's the best

Next I got some old margarine bottle washed boil them in hot water latter scoop the dried tomatoes into it after filling up I pour small vegetable oil put waterproof on the cover and seal it up .

Put them back to the boiling water they heated up like 10 minutes bring them out allow it cool
Store in a cool dark place ( carton)

Ladies and gentlemen I used this tomatoe for 4 months without spoiling but once I open one I will put it in the refrigerator until I finish using it

This was how I solved my tomatoe needs without buying or shouting to the roof top

You too can make life easy and much better by doing you home garden imagine if every house hold had this, the price of tomatoes and most good items will crash

I think the Government too should distribute done hybrid seeds to civil servants, operation feed the nation in micro form

Here in kaduna they said a paint rubber if tomatoes goes for 6-7k and sadly it's not even reddish and fresh

I took my time to give this indepth information I hope it helps you especially the house wives and restive youth, out there , for anyone living within Kaduna metropolis since I move in to my new area I use vex got a big tomato seed that I can not even finish till it expire if you need improve seed I can share with you free for your garden

I have also set this up for three of my friends even the poultry people I buy birds from are now doing it .
nice one
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by Shikena(m): 6:52pm On Jun 17
Lazy youths are busy now compiling stupid questions and responses to sound intelligent instead of compiling step by step notes on how to get going with something productive which demonstrates real intelligence. #Wasted! grin .
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by BOUNTYDOG(m): 6:56pm On Jun 17
Well not a bad idea if u do backyard farming for personal consumption,remember pepper/tomato will not always be d price it is today
Sometime ago I remember it was onion for just a short period
Don't overlook anything
Everything is important

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by chidiokay: 6:56pm On Jun 17
georgen2u:


Like a refuse area a bit of loamy soil was what i needed


Bro how una dey do am, for over two months now the ones i planted they aint growing as they should ..

i planted it in a paint bucket, and directly on land its like both have stunted growth .. what am i not doing right

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by inforesource: 7:00pm On Jun 17
georgen2u:
I couldn't hold it anymore when I saw this post about 9 pieces of tomatoes being sold for 2000 naira vis this link

https://www.nairaland.com/8127292/see-tomatoes-pepper-bought-n2000


Things are hard these days I get it, yes inflation is so high but we Nigerians are either not helping ourselves or most of us are waiting to be roasted before we can do something about how to reduce our feeding expenses through some home gardening

These days urbanization has creeped into a lot of towns and villages there is no longer big space for crop

This is why a smart humble person who wants to be proactive should think out of the box in solving some needs for himself before things will stabilize ( if it will )

I am not a horticulturist, agronomists or any crop scientist but with the general knowledge I have in crop growing, I tested myself and the result is encouraging

This makes me wonder why people are not doing this

Is it either you are seeing things like this as poor man stuff or " I can not do this kind of thing life" especially now everyone is appearing on social media as Dangote and Otedolas

This is why I love the whites most of them despite how rich or poor have small gardens where they grow some basic herbs and vegetables.

Most times whenever we talk about gardening what comes to your mind is growing ornamental flowers or those beautiful flowers for beautification

Well here I am talking about having one or two pots or sacks where you can grow herbs, vegetable etc like scent leaves, curry, butter leaf, tomatoes, pepper, carrots, beets , water leafs, and other nititent filled crops

Last year I moved into a new neighborhood I have been desiring to have a little space where I can start a pot / sack garden

First my limitations were ; no big space and the floor environment is cemented so you can not plant directly on the ground

SACK FARMING TRIAL
Since I can not plant directly on the floor I decided to try sac farming to achieve this I sent my brother to buy me some cement sacks

He got about 20 of it then I went to a nearby semi dumping site paid one hausa boy to pack those black soils , he hired wheel barrow 300 naira

Then he packed soil and fill those sack each half filled a d brought it home so now I have like 20 sacks neathly arrange in front of my house

My neighbor were wondering what magic I am trying to do because they don't believe you can get something meaningful from little things like that

Next I sent my brother to go to one African shop since I can not buy those hybrids tomatoes there are options where they divided many in small small waterproof so someone can buy like 1500 instead of the whole package

So he got me tomatoe seed, carrot seeds, beetroot,

Also he bought me measured NPK 10:10:10 one mudu, half mudu phosphorus

Finally I got some scent leaves in the market finish using it and just put the stem in one of the sacks , same things with water leaf and curry
My tomatoes Nursing and Nursery

I took one of those sacks close to a shade , ensure I removed some big stones n dirts

I removed the tomato seed from the container and gently spread it scattered on the surface, then sprinkle soil on top before spraying someone water on it

Meanwhile my 15 sacks I spaced them half a feet each then don't forget I got half sack of poultry shit, from someone raising broilers around

My aim was to plant two per sack though according to what I read online it might be too congested but since I have no space I had to try it

At each end I dig UpTo 6 inch hole drill down , I carry poultry dropping mix it with small quantities fertilizers I got use it to fill it up and put a broom there before covering it because I want to know exactly the place to place my tomatoes when it's time to transplant

I did this because I learnt the poultry shit needs time to break down if you apply directly it might kill the plant meanwhile my sce t leave , curry n water leaf started regenerating after a week

In about 7 days my tomatoes have already started sprouting they were many Sha some died wilting but I have more than enough growing
I was watering them anytime am back from work or if I sense the soil is drying out

They stay there for two weeks and I latter bring them to sun ( this process is to harden them before I transplant) so they will be strong enough to withstand transplant stress


Meanwhile I water the 15 empty sacks without any plant once in two days

Now all the process of nursery to gardening took 4weeks for my tomatoes before it decided one late evening to do the transfer

We brought it out I watered the nursery soil to ensure I can scope the plants without breaking the roots, I also watered the sacks I wish to put them , at those places I place the broomstick I opened them like half 3 inches deep I can see those poultry shit heave change, no longer smelling looks like manure so I place the tomatoes there one at each end and two in a sack

Then I watered graceful lol I have come to understand what watering graceful means I will explain later

Then I started watering once every two days at first week of transplant it was looking like a joke , I said if this thing didn't flourish it will be embarrassing because everyone was observing what this grown up adults is fiddling with soil like a kid

After two weeks this started setting in another week I noticed that except during raining season which makes me less watering but during the time I started it was march you know in north Kaduna precisely rain can delay till end of May/ June

It dries out faster and it's affecting the tomatoes. Here was how I solved this issue infact it makes it feel like am using irrigation

The water needed to wet the soil slowing in order to release the nutrients and be well soaked unlike when you pour water directly slow dripping like rain or irritation makes more impact and won't drain easily

To solve this I got all these bottles water containers like those one litre ones

I use middle to give small hold on top and at the base

What I do now is every morning I pick them up go I lnside fill them up 15 of it put all in bucket carry it out place each on the sacks and they will be dripping slowing like for hours


Fertilizer application for my garden

I do my fertilizer once I two weeks here is how I achieve something

I took one of the bootke water use stone ground the NPK , I have some egg shells from the ones I used at home I added it, in the bottle put water and alliw it site for two days
The next day I divided them into 15 equal parts

Pour them into the bottle waters as I pour water to fill them up

I also sprinkle a handful of fertilizer to the base of each of the tomatoes

Everything started looking serious ( I forgot I had cabbage n cucumber too )

Everything was doing well there was a time I notice something like leaf diseases on few I bought Klein detergent and diluted it use one of my old perfume spat bottle and soapy on them

Also I once used backing soda in a soary bottle and everything came back good

During flowering I was putting banana peel and crushed egg shells around each of them , especially as in love banana alot

These process took less than 90 days my tomatoes was flowering and bearing seed aggressively this was my first time growing anything seriously out when we were kids especially in containers not directly on land

I noticed that the tomatoes flowered at same interval and didn't rip individually but once one stated ripening all of them follow suit

Then again the size was shocking me I got a tomato that was as big as the small size grain apples ๐Ÿ sold in the markets

The yeild and tomatoes seeds per plant
From my measurements I don't know how many paint rubber that makes up a half basket but I got 7 paint rubber worth of tomatos from this 15 sacks ( 30 plants that is 2 in a sack) though due to lack of space most didn't flower because they were crowded

Since it's small garden I took my time to count tomatoes seeds on each plant lol oh yeah I did
I was seeing like 55-70 tomato fruit in average per plant


Then my cucumber, I didn't have space I interplanted it it tried a bit as some gave me like 6-7 cucumber and they were like few I didn't plant much because I don't really like cucumber it's not sweet lol

I planted cabbage too and carrots that one I can not even allow them matured everytime and doing salad I will come and uprooted carrots take cabbage go chop

As of last year I opened the yes of my neighborhood all those big madams and visitors passing buy turned me to tutor , they couldn't believe the outcome done were asking me if urs my field of study

But I put them through

Year 2024 relocation and restating

I finally moved away from my old apartment to a new one this time around the space is so small that I am wondering how to fit in so sacks I have small space between my apartment and the fence , I made sure I picked that one because I don't want to be sharing the end with any tenent

With my brother again to get a good soil here wasn't easy this place is more urbanized than the old place and finally got a place to get soil however I change my mind on cement back

It's too big I don't want to waste soil plus no big space I went to kasuwa market and got a place where they do customize sack and they use 2k to get like 10 small size sacks plus some other sack I have

I restarted my process again though at first it was funny because it was my first time to discover that hunger had led lizard to be eating tomato cucumber and other leaves ili was in shock haha

I had to cover the nursery then finally everything is booming again. At first the woman I paid monthly to be sweeping my house use to smile at me she told me she was thinking it was just flowers I wanted to plant but now she is in shock on how good and healthy the tomatoes are

also I made friends with some guys rearing broilers since I use to buy chicken from them I told them anytime they bring out the shit they should keep it in a bag I will need it , which solves my problem.

[/b]How I processed my last year tomatoes without spoiling and store UpTo 4minths [b]

Most times post harvest storage is what destroys tomatoes and make it scarce but I take no prisoners when it comes to storing my food items

I made some research and here was the outcome

After harvesting the tomatoes I was keeping them because I couldn't harvest all at once they were rippening In batches , to be honest the tomatos you grow at home taste better and can two weeks without spoiling than market bought .

I boiled them together in a big pot till the water drain it became so soft n shrinken I use my blender and blend

It started looking like tin tomatoes , after blending I put in the pot continue boiling on slow heat I used my hot plat but if u have charcoal pot it's the best

Next I got some old margarine bottle washed boil them in hot water latter scoop the dried tomatoes into it after filling up I pour small vegetable oil put waterproof on the cover and seal it up .

Put them back to the boiling water they heated up like 10 minutes bring them out allow it cool
Store in a cool dark place ( carton)

Ladies and gentlemen I used this tomatoe for 4 months without spoiling but once I open one I will put it in the refrigerator until I finish using it

This was how I solved my tomatoe needs without buying or shouting to the roof top

You too can make life easy and much better by doing you home garden imagine if every house hold had this, the price of tomatoes and most good items will crash

I think the Government too should distribute done hybrid seeds to civil servants, operation feed the nation in micro form

Here in kaduna they said a paint rubber if tomatoes goes for 6-7k and sadly it's not even reddish and fresh

I took my time to give this indepth information I hope it helps you especially the house wives and restive youth, out there , for anyone living within Kaduna metropolis since I move in to my new area I use vex got a big tomato seed that I can not even finish till it expire if you need improve seed I can share with you free for your garden

I have also set this up for three of my friends even the poultry people I buy birds from are now doing it .

The reason I said no need to cry for high cost of food in Nigeria. When I was a child we don't use to buy fresh pepper, tomatoes, pumpkin leaves, etc, we cultivate them in the garden just at the back of our house. So let go back to that culture. Nigeria is a great place.

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by ivandragon: 7:05pm On Jun 17
This is good, no doubt. But in reality, it shows how bad things are when families have to start subsistence farming to feed. Subsistence Farming should be a personal choice and not a last resort for survival.

Government is stylishly abdicating its responsibilities of ensuring a conducive environment for industrial agricultural and affordable food.

It is the same thing it is doing in the power sector. Encouraging people to use solar so that its incompetence and failure on electricity generation can be hidden.

Anyway, let us all become subsistence farmers while large scale agriculture withers away.

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by Bluntemperor: 7:08pm On Jun 17
Good of you!
But try as much to send the Pictures of your farming to bring more authenticity to your Story.
I believed,you can still do that, welldone.
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by dauntless15(m): 7:12pm On Jun 17
So I should meticulously spend time I'm supposed to use to find money and do all this just because I want a basket of tomatoes, even reading your writeup alone is stressing me tf out talk more of actually trying it, oga I prefer buying abeg, I'm already stressed out can't add more to it.

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by georgen2u(m): 7:37pm On Jun 17
chidiokay:



Bro how una dey do am, for over two months now the ones i planted they aint growing as they should ..

i planted it in a paint bucket, and directly on land its like both have stunted growth .. what am i not doing right

I think you might be over watering it or the soil is not rich , who knows it might be clay soil too but you can try adding some house hold scraps such as crushed egg shells, banana peels etc
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by georgen2u(m): 7:39pm On Jun 17
ivandragon:
This is good, no doubt. But in reality, it shows how bad things are when families have to start subsistence farming to feed. Subsistence Farming should be a personal choice and not a last resort for survival.

Government is stylishly abdicating its responsibilities of ensuring a conducive environment for industrial agricultural and affordable food.

It is the same thing it is doing in the power sector. Encouraging people to use solar so that its incompetence and failure on electricity generation can be hidden.

Anyway, let us all become subsistence farmers while large scale agriculture withers away.

You are right but what can we do?

In the meantime survive first through any means you can provided it's legitimate
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by onlinestaff247: 7:40pm On Jun 17
Dear Op,

You did a yeoman's job with your meticulous tomatoes farming in your compound...Thumbs up to you!

However, your tomatoes experience through your story almost injured my eyes...The epistle is way too long.

Better still, you can use your spare time to write a novel.

Cheers!
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by Akharmony: 7:40pm On Jun 17
Operation feed the nation..... Let go on mechanized farming. .
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by tojahh(m): 7:41pm On Jun 17
malali:
If you can grow your own garden of tomatoes and pepper, but instead you use your money to buy data and come and complain on nairaland ..........Na you dey do yourself ooohhhh....No be village people dey do you !!


Show me your own garden grin
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by wizelink(m): 7:41pm On Jun 17
Great job and initiative. Atleast the fulanis herders can't destroy your effort putin that project
Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by georgen2u(m): 7:41pm On Jun 17
Nkpitime:
So because of half basket of tomatoes you wrote this epistle

Yeah proud of it, but if you have business sense you will see a business opportunity here, someone can rent a land and do this on large scale

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by georgen2u(m): 7:44pm On Jun 17
dauntless15:
So I should meticulously spend time I'm supposed to use to find money and do all this just because I want a basket of tomatoes, even reading your writeup alone is stressing me tf out talk more of actually trying it, oga I prefer buying abeg, I'm already stressed out can't add more to it.

Me Dangote I sight you, me too I dey find money , even gardening alone has therapeutic health benefits, everything isn't finding money

But even at that Omo I no fit no fit shout because I am finding money

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by ferhyntorlah(f): 7:47pm On Jun 17
elasticlala:
If you were patient enough to read through this whole write up then you must be one of the very few who still believe that Nigeria will be great again.

Phahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Funny enough, I finished reading it til the very end because I love home gardening and growing one's food.

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Re: How I Got Half Basket Of Tomatoes From This Sack Garden by PHAYOL81: 7:49pm On Jun 17
Impressive. Nairaland seems to be getting more educative nowadays especially in areas of AGRICULTURE and that's what we need. This forum used to be a platform where practical solutions were given to raised questions and ideas and it's good things are getting better.

THANKS a'bunch Op

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