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Investment / Crypto Hardware Wallet by DBPOWER: 3:28pm On Feb 06, 2021
Hi Everyone,
With the recent clampdown on crypto exchanges by our uppity bureaucrats, it is imperative that we find secure ways to store and manage digital assets. I am not in cryptocurrency as a speculative trader, but as someone who truly believes in the power of the blockchain to unshackle humanity from the greed and control of centrals banks who manipulate paper money , and can unilaterally close bank accounts of people whose political views and aspirations do not align with theirs (#endsars).
With my motives clearly stated, i hope to educate people who are into cryptocurrency as a hedge against the mindless debasement of paper money, about what i think is currently the most secure way to store digital assets.
A hardware wallet is a special type of wallet that stores the users private keys in a secure hardware, private keys are stored in a secure part of a micro controller and can not be transferred out of the device in plain text.
So i have a "hot wallet" connected to the internet via exchange and and "cold wallet" which never connects to the internet via hardware wallet.


Another potential benefit of the having one is that with the current policy on the exchanges, it seems a lot of transactions will become P2P, the hardware wallets can radically reduce cost by cutting out the exchanges and only incur the network fee which is very low for Litecoin and XRP for example.

I personally own a ledger nano X, because i like the seamless integration between the software(ledger live app) and hardware, and you can manage up to 100 different coins on one device, but there are different other types of wallets, i hope you do your research a maybe buy one that suits your needs.
I hope we arm our selves with more information and move as a collective and stick it up to the establishment as we have recently seen with Gamestop share price.

I might not be able to reply as i'm incredibly busy, if you do not fully grasp it you are on nairaland it means you have the world wide web at your finger tips so RESEARCH RESEARCH seek knowledge like a thirsty camel .


Islam for Muslims / Re: Hadith The Cancer Of ISLAM (quran Only Muslim ) by DBPOWER: 3:34pm On Oct 03, 2019
Islam for Muslims / Re: Hadith The Cancer Of ISLAM (quran Only Muslim ) by DBPOWER: 3:33pm On Oct 03, 2019
Sahih Muslim, Book 017, number 4201:
Ibn Abbas reported that the messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said to Ma'iz b. Malik: “Is what I heard about you true?” He said: “What did you hear about me?” He said: “I was told that you have committed (adultery) with the slave-girl of so and so.” He said: “Yes”. He (the narrator) said: He testified four times. He (the Holy Prophet) then made pronouncement about him and he was stoned (to death).
There are numerous sahih (authentic) hadiths from Bukhari, Muslim and others famous hadiths collectors that make it crystal clear that the punishment for adultery is to be stoned to death. Those hadiths translate into the following result:
Islam for Muslims / Re: Hadith The Cancer Of ISLAM (quran Only Muslim ) by DBPOWER: 3:31pm On Oct 03, 2019
Table of contents:
1. Hadiths: The cancer of Islam: About 50 examples of “Sahih hadiths”
1.1 Torture and unjust capital punishments
1.2 Why are women widely mistreated in the Muslim world
1.3 Hadiths contradict the Quran, and contradict themselves
1.4 Scientific miracles in hadiths and other absurd hadiths:
1.5 Hadiths: Racism and disrespect towards Jews and Christians
1.6 Too ridiculous to be true, but true
2. When Sunni religious authorities cite seemingly beautiful hadiths to try to get away with murder
2.1. Even the “golden rule” hadiths are factually untrue
2. Typical lies that Sunnis spread to claim we need hadiths
3. The Quran: The only hadith we should follow and believe in
4. Quranic verses cited out of context to justify following hadiths and sunnah.
4.1 The meaning of verse 59:7
4.2 The messenger teaches us the book and wisdom
4.3 The messenger is an excellent example.
4.4 Obey God and the messenger.
5. Was Muhammad infallible? Is it true that the only mistakes Muhammad ever made as a messenger are the ones found in the Quran?
5.1 The Quran: Fully detailed.
5.2 Muhammad’s hadiths found in the Quran are the only hadiths of the prophet we are allowed to follow: A profound example to meditate.
6. Shocking hadiths that contradict the Quran and disfigure Islam: When satan’s law takes precedence over God’s law.
6.1 Is stoning to death the adulterer a Quranic law; does it contradict the Quran ?
6.2 Is female “circumcision” (in reality “Female Genital Mutilation”) a Quranic law ?
1. Hadiths: The cancer of Islam: About 50 examples of “Sahih hadiths”
1.1 Torture and unjust capital punishments
Muhammad and torture, is it recommended to drink urine?
Sahih al-Bukhari, volume 4, Book 52, Hadith 261
'Eight men of the tribe of 'Ukil came to the Prophet and then they found the climate of Medina unsuitable for them. So, they said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Provide us with some milk.' Allah's Apostle said, 'I recommend that you should join the herd of camels.' So they went and drank the urine and the milk of the camels till they became healthy and fat. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels, and they became unbelievers after they were Muslims. When the Prophet was informed by a shouter for help, he sent some men in their pursuit, and before the sun rose high, they were brought, and he had their hands and feet cut off. Then he ordered for nails which were heated and passed over their eyes, and they were left in the Harra (i.e. rocky land in Medina). They asked for water, and nobody provided them with water till they died.'
Islam and stoning to death?
Sahih al Bukhari, volume 7, book 63, number 196
Narrated Abu Huraira: A man from Bani Aslam came to Allah apostle while he was in the mosque and called (the prophet) saying: “O Allah’s apostle! I have committed illegal sexual intercourse.” On that the prophet turned his face from him to the other side, whereupon the man moved to the side towards which the prophet had turned his face, and said: “O Allah’s apostle! I have committed illegal sexual intercourse.” The prophet turned his face from him to the other side, whereupon the man moved to the side towards which the prophet had turned his face, and repeated his statement. The prophet turned his face to the other side again. The man moved again [and repeated his statement] for the fourth time. So when the man had given testimony against himself for the fourth time, the prophet called him and said: “Are you insane?” He replied: “No”. The prophet then said to his companions: “Go and stone him to death.” The man was a married one. Jabir bin ‘Abdullah said; “I was one of those who stoned him. We stoned him at the musalla (the place of prayer) in Medina. When the stones hit him with their sharp edges, he fled, but we caught him at Al-Harra, and stoned him till he died”.
This hadith is considered the most authentic.
Sahih Muslim Book 017, Number 4191
'Ubada b. as-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: “Receive (teaching) from me, receive (teaching) from me. Allah has ordained a way for those (women). When an unmarried male commits adultery with an unmarried female (they should receive) one hundred lashes and banishment for one year. And in case of a married male committing adultery with a married female, they shall receive one hundred lashes and be stoned to death”.
Just like the previous one, this hadith is considered the most authentic.
Islam for Muslims / Re: Hadith The Cancer Of ISLAM (quran Only Muslim ) by DBPOWER: 3:30pm On Oct 03, 2019
(45:6) These are God’s verses which we recite unto you [O Muhammad] truthfully. Therefore, in which HADITH other than GOD and His verses do they believe in?
Are hadiths and Sunnah truly part of Islam or are they baseless traditions which cripple the message of peace described in the Holy Quran?
The term “hadith” refers to sayings attributed to the prophet Muhammad. The word “Sunnah” refers to religious traditions allegedly established by Muhammad, and authenticated through a consensus of his companions. Even though the Quran proclaims it is fully detailed and contains the details of everything (7:52, 6:114. 10:37), an overwhelming majority of Muslims inherited the traditional belief that they need hadiths and sunnah to understand, clarify or add more details to the Quran.
1. We are going to introduce the subject by witnessing about 50 hadiths surprisingly classified as “Sahih” (authentic), ranging from the most violent and despicable to the most absurd, and point at some indisputable contradictions among hadiths and between hadiths and the Quran.
2. We will explain why some apparently beautiful hadiths are used as a bait to lure people into following so called sahih hadiths, and we will prove why even seemingly beautiful hadiths are false.
3. Sunni and Shia scholars point at a number of Quranic verses to claim that the Book of God acknowledges Hadiths and Sunnah as a necessary part of the Islamic religion. We will prove that Sunni and Shia Islam have diverted their original meanings to impose traditions which disfigure Islam.
Unlike the Quran which was fully written down during Muhammad’s ministry, both Hadiths and Sunnah are traditions that were allegedly passed down for at least two hundred years before they were ever written down. A key Quranic verse will explain why early Muslims were terrified to write down anything else but the Quran.
4. The Quran provides extensive good and bad examples of human behavior (including messengers) upon which we are invited to meditate. The first Sunni and Shia Scholars had no choice but to face the fact that some of Muhammad’s mistakes are uncompromisingly depicted in the Quran. This is why traditional scholars invented the doctrine that messengers are infallible and that the only mistakes Muhammad (or other messengers) ever made in his life are only the ones mentioned in the Quran. We will easily shatter such a doctrine quoting a verse of the Quran.
5. We will then provide evidence that the only authentic and reliable Hadiths that Muslims are allowed to follow are the ones directly found in the last revelation citing one key Quranic Hadith where Muhammad proclaims that He and other Muslims must follow the Quran exclusively.
6. A number of Hadiths led to the creation of religious laws that violate and contradict the letter and spirit of the Holy Quran. Instead of acknowledging that such hadiths are false, proving that hadiths as a whole are not reliable and extremely dangerous when it comes to preserve the integrity and purity of Islam, Sunni and Shia Muslims chose to betray God and his revelations by giving precedence to Hadiths over the Quran, some even going as far as saying that some hadiths abrogate the Quran. We will provide as an example two most shocking laws derived from Hadiths proving that they contradict the Quran (stoning to death the adulterer and Female Genital Mutilation), which corroborates the fact that Hadiths and Sunnah inspired an evil religion that has nothing to do with Islam.
We need to alert the reader that we chose to show a few very graphic and disturbing pictures of people being stoned to death, or executed for apostasy and more. We justify this choice by the fact that Sunni and Shia Islam must be exposed exactly like they really are.
Sunni and Shia scholars claim that one who does not believe in Hadiths and Sunnah is a “kafeer” (infidel). This article will provide a most powerful answer to such people and the reader will judge by him or herself if one who rejects totally the Hadiths and the Sunnah is an infidel or a true believer who stands up to defend true Islam against the worst type of obscurantism. In fact, we will see in this study that following hadiths to the letter leads to nothing more than a profoundly corrupted form of religion and terrorist states such as the so called “Islamic state” also known as “Isis”
Islam for Muslims / Hadith The Cancer Of ISLAM (quran Only Muslim ) by DBPOWER: 3:29pm On Oct 03, 2019
May God forgive me and guide me regarding anything that would have been misinterpreted in this study and elsewhere. May He always guide us to a better understanding of His profound scripture so we can purify ourselves and increase our knowledge.
As Muslims, we know that Islam is the final accomplishment of God's religion on earth and real Muslims never fear debates as God's truth always reveals itself and prevails. Sincere Muslims will not shy away from the collection of about 50 “sahih” (authentic) hadiths gathered in part 1, while I have no doubt that the others will not have the courage to read. Part 2 will explain why some beautiful hadiths are used as a bait to lure people into following so called “sahih” (authentic) hadiths, and we will explain why they are false, as they always contradict the Quran. I defy anyone to prove this article wrong based on the Quran. We are warning the reader that a few disturbing images illustrate some of the sayings attributed to the prophet Muhammad, showing real images of Sunni Muslims enforcing those hadiths. The goal is to show exactly what so called “authentic” hadiths really imply. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”: Do not be passive and promote the truth by sharing this article with your friends and love ones.
Islam for Muslims / Re: Islam: Protest And Labour Strike by DBPOWER: 12:18pm On Nov 09, 2018
As a Muslim , I disagree fundamentally with the “reputable scholars” . A lot of scholars from the Arab world especially Saudi Arab are on govt payroll and as such can not maintain full independence in thier fatwas.
Fatwas usually have political undertones depending on who your pay master is and your generally ideoligical leanings.

If you are aware of the origins of Saudi Arabia post world war 1 and the role played by wahabi scholars in issuing very questionable fatwas.
You can read this article I found very relevant.
Raja AbdulHaq – Throughout Islamic history, and during times of trials and tribulations, true leaders emerge to fight for what Islam stands for, while other public figures and scholars surface as true obstacles to the mission of Islam. The role of the latter, better known as scholars of the Sultan, is critical for the continuation of oppression, injustice, and heresies by giving “religious legitimacy” to these corrupt leaders and hence their actions.

Religious legitimacy is given by these tyrants’ scholars through any combination of the following:

* Highlighting the Furu’ [branches] of Islam on the expense of the Usul [roots] since comprehending the latter protects minds from being fooled by some out-of-context Furu’

* Focusing on the Islamic concept of obeying the ruler without explaining the firm conditions the ruler must adhere to before being obeyed, or taking into consideration whether the ruler is just or oppressive.

* Ignoring the sound position of Islam in fighting oppressors and oppression by undermining the prophetic call to standing up against unjust rulers for it being the highest form of Jihad.

* Forbidding any criticism of the ruler and any call for freedom or justice with the excuse of protecting the Ummah from Fitnah, chaos, and division.

* Praising the rulers for any minor goodness and overlooking their major offenses while slandering, by questioning their faith and adab (manners), those who criticize them.

* Blaming the Ummah’s downfall on our sins, and not the conflicting agenda of the rulers.

To counter the attempts of corrupt scholars and preachers to idolize tyrants, one needs to keep the following in mind:

* Understanding the definition of scholar, Imam, preacher, Quran reciter, etc. is essential, not everyone that is a public speaker is automatically a scholar

* Scholars’ main responsibility is raising awareness and helping people see the truth. Their focus should be on enjoining the good and forbidding the wrong; that’s the essence of Islam. The death of fellow humans and Muslims, or the oppression practiced against them isn’t a political disagreement; it’s a call for action.

* The “Scholar’s flesh is poisonous” idea is an un-Islamic paradox. Scholars and public figures are only humans who can be wrong, commit a sin, or worse, go against the teaching of Islam. Allah says: “And recite to them, [O Muhammad], the news of him to whom we gave [knowledge of] Our signs, but he detached himself from them; so Satan pursued him, and he became of the deviators.” [7:175]

* Islam nurtures free men who can think for themselves and seek knowledge and intelligence to be able to lead the world to be a better place. Islam doesn’t breed slaves who blindly follow their masters without checks and balances. Great companions, like Omar bin al-Khatab, who was promised paradise, were questioned and criticized publicly for even minor issues. Nonetheless, Some companions had different opinions with the Prophet (peace be upon him) in non-divine positions.

* The ultimate objective of Islam is establishing justice on earth by preserving human dignity. Any attempt by any individual to misguide us, mislead us, or divert us from that path is a betrayal call to the mission of Islam. Allah confirms this in Surat al-Baqarah: “Indeed, those who conceal what We sent down of clear proofs and guidance after We made it clear for the people in the Scripture – those are cursed by Allah and cursed by those who curse” [2:159]

* In terms of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), raising awareness and speaking up against public figures who make mistakes or take shady positions is not only exempted from backbiting rulings, but is also recommended, as Allah says: “Allah does not love the public utterance of hurtful speech unless (it be) by one to whom injustice has been done; and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.” [4:148]

As our Ummah goes through the calamities of colonization, occupation, tyranny, and oppression, we must live up to the challenges ahead of us to lead it to a safe haven. Our prosperity, freedom, and independence start by nourishing inner shrewdness to be equipped to reject all idols, starting with those who use the religion of freedom to enslave people to power.
Agriculture / Re: Analysis Of My Ugu Garden Using Clay Pot, Deep Pipe And Wick Irrigation (photos by DBPOWER: 5:09pm On Feb 28, 2017
i really enjoin ur post, its good education for wud b farmers especially in arid regions where getting water is difficult. having said this, i will proceed to note an error i notice in your farm if u may permit me.
i noticed u used raised beds to grow ur vegetables instead of flat beds, u may think this doesnt matter but it does from a stand point of research i hav been conducting also. u see we use raised bed especially to drain excess water away from the crop in cases of too much rain, and here ure talking about conservation of water using raised bed! actually, u could try flat beds and give a moderate amount of water then try and note if they can witstand or do better vegetatively, the solution might hav been as simple as changing tillage type in the region where u are... also, not all crops enjoy deep watering system... i know tomatoes does but i dont know abt ugu... and in a case of growing hectares of land this might be laborious and expensive. therefore i might suggest reorientation of tillage choice like the use of flat beds drip irrigation dat can conserve water enormously while suppressing weed growth and others.. thank u.
Hello good day, thanks for taking time out to read the post. With regards to the tillage ,I must admit you do have a point but the beauty of agriculture is we all have to be holistic with our approach as one size cannot fit all. My instinct tells me high bed are to prevent your field from being water logged which will be disastrous to any farm in a similar way your gutter prevents flooding on your street. And from your write up you said "drain excess water" but the water used via the clay pot is not excess but just the right amount. The biggest threat to water loss is evaporation which I noticed early on , I mulched one bed to see if they would be any savings on water and the clay pots in the mulched bed went a day or two more than the unmulched bed.
Also I agree that not all crops like a deep watering system but so far with my little research I think ugu does just fine with as it also has a very aggressive root system. I would imagine some plants won't like it but I do not know of any.
Thirdly I also agree that I might be impractical to have a raised bed one say a hectare of land, for such an operation I think ploughing to loosen the soil might suffice , just as I might not be practical to make trellis like I did in my garden.
Lastly with regards drip irrigation, whilst it's a very noble system that changed the landscape of agriculture in Israel, the problem I have with it is not with the technology per say but amount of technical know how that the farmer has to posses to maximize efficiency. Often times when a problem arises the installer has to be called to rectify which in the end can be a burden.
Clay pot irrigation isn't perfect aswell but what I like about it is the simplicity of the system which even the most illiterate farmer can quickly grasp. We are currently doing research and development on a system that links the clay pots to a piping system which will make refilling less labour intensive.
Thank you
Agriculture / Re: Analysis Of My Ugu Garden Using Clay Pot, Deep Pipe And Wick Irrigation (photos by DBPOWER: 3:44pm On Feb 27, 2017
Yes the wick in your stove will work, however it is possible it will deteriorate over time, but it will work
Agriculture / Re: Dry Season Ugu Farming:Scope, Process,SWOT Analysis,And Contribution( Pics,Vids) by DBPOWER: 10:05am On Feb 09, 2017
Another picture of a buried clay pot, irrigating two plant at the same time, no pumps, no filters very simple just nature working its magic

Agriculture / Re: Dry Season Ugu Farming:Scope, Process,SWOT Analysis,And Contribution( Pics,Vids) by DBPOWER: 10:02am On Feb 09, 2017
If you look at the left hand corner of the picture, ull observe that the base of the plant is done dry, but the leaf look very good , the root of the plant is ground the clay pot so the plant getting water as it need. I usually refill pots every 3 days. I really wanted to try this technique in the dry season and it has done remarkably well.

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Agriculture / Re: Dry Season Ugu Farming:Scope, Process,SWOT Analysis,And Contribution( Pics,Vids) by DBPOWER: 9:56am On Feb 09, 2017
Experimenting with vertical plant growth

Agriculture / Re: Dry Season Ugu Farming:Scope, Process,SWOT Analysis,And Contribution( Pics,Vids) by DBPOWER: 9:55am On Feb 09, 2017
Buried clay pot you can see moisture around the pots

Agriculture / Re: Dry Season Ugu Farming:Scope, Process,SWOT Analysis,And Contribution( Pics,Vids) by DBPOWER: 9:52am On Feb 09, 2017

I am glad your learnt from this thread. Yes, Irrigation is key to a bountiful harvest. We are waiting your contribution.


Hello Ejula Farm, you doing a very nice work. Thumbs up. Rightly said irrigation is very critical that is why when i set out to start my own garden i researched and stumbled upon clay pot irrigation and guess what? it works very very well in saving labor and saving most crucially water. I hope you can adopt it and share your feed back with us. Also lastly in my opinion to effectively manage and maximize land space, a higher planting density should be adopted and a trellis should be erected for vertical plant growth you can read my write up. I hope one day we can partner and start a big ugu farmers cooperative as i think this is the only way we can achieve economies of scale and push volumes. You can read my write up on the different types of irrigation i messed around with .

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Agriculture / Re: Analysis Of My Ugu Garden Using Clay Pot, Deep Pipe And Wick Irrigation (photos by DBPOWER: 5:45pm On Jan 30, 2017
the lickle farm

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Agriculture / Re: Analysis Of My Ugu Garden Using Clay Pot, Deep Pipe And Wick Irrigation (photos by DBPOWER: 5:35pm On Jan 30, 2017
my little wick irrigation contraption that actually works

Agriculture / Re: Analysis Of My Ugu Garden Using Clay Pot, Deep Pipe And Wick Irrigation (photos by DBPOWER: 5:33pm On Jan 30, 2017
wicking material

Agriculture / Re: Analysis Of My Ugu Garden Using Clay Pot, Deep Pipe And Wick Irrigation (photos by DBPOWER: 5:31pm On Jan 30, 2017
pouring water into the pipe


Agriculture / Re: Analysis Of My Ugu Garden Using Clay Pot, Deep Pipe And Wick Irrigation (photos by DBPOWER: 5:26pm On Jan 30, 2017
deep pipe, for quick and efficient watering directly to the roots of the plant

Agriculture / Re: Analysis Of My Ugu Garden Using Clay Pot, Deep Pipe And Wick Irrigation (photos by DBPOWER: 5:21pm On Jan 30, 2017
buried clay pot seeping water slowly at root level for the plants

Agriculture / Re: Analysis Of My Ugu Garden Using Clay Pot, Deep Pipe And Wick Irrigation (photos by DBPOWER: 5:16pm On Jan 30, 2017

Agriculture / Re: Analysis Of My Ugu Garden Using Clay Pot, Deep Pipe And Wick Irrigation (photos by DBPOWER: 5:05pm On Jan 30, 2017
Clay pots may be the most efficient method of irrigation in dry lands and arid regions known to humanity due to the micro porous (unglazed) walls that do not allow water to flow freely from the pot, but guides water seepage from it in the direction where suction develops. The clay pots works with water pressure. It’s best to keep the pot full for two reasons. When the unglazed pot is full and the soil pulls, water seeps through the pot walls to hydrate roots.
Keeping the pot full of water also prevents salts from accumulating on the sides, which makes the pot less efficient by blocking the water flow.
Personally I found this technique to be the most efficient method, in terms of water and labour use, as the pots only need to be refilled every three days. The water uptake of a different plant can increase or reduce the frequency of refills.
One thing that can make this system even more amazing is if a sort of piping system can be developed so pots can be filled much quicker. The pots can be adapted to different plants, greenhouse and even aesthetic effect for landscapers.

A wick watering system for potted plants employs a soft fabric string or ribbon, known as the wick. You'll find one end of the wick buried in the potted plant's soil, with the other hanging in a bucket or bottle of water. Water flows up the wick through a scientific principle known as capillary action and waters the plant with just the right amount of moisture. The beauty of wick irrigation is when you understand the principle you can adjust the design to suit your specific needs. Although I did not use sacks as a growing medium this method would be ideally suit suited to sack farming.
To fully enjoy the labour saving potential of the wick irrigation a big reservoir should be used, in my case I used 75 cl plastic bottle and this was used up in a day. I used mop cotton as my wicking material. Lastly when the water level in your reserve drops to about a quarter of the total capacity wick rate slows down tremendously so it is advised that the reserve is topped up before getting to that level.
I found this method to be my second favourite as it is very cheap, offers great water use efficiency; however a labour saving wick irrigation would depend on the quality of the design adopted by the farmer. The bigger the reserve the less you have to top up.
Deep pipe irrigation uses an open vertical or near vertical pipe to concentrate irrigation water in the deep root zone. This was my least favourite personally due to not saving much on labour.
Having said that it is super-efficient in getting water to the root level of the plant very quickly, without run off and evaporation problem and it’s also very cheap and easy to install. So for my farm I used a 2 inch pipe, drilled 4 holes on the side 1 ½ inch apart and the length of the pipe was 1 ½ ft. This method is best suited for trees and orchards. If I was to ever grow bitter leaf commercially this is the irrigation method I will use with a slightly modified design to improve labour savings.
The aim of this small scale study was not ascertain the effect of the irrigation on the yield; however from general observation plants irrigated using clay pots did seem to do better than other techniques.
Thank you very much for taking your time out to read I will be looking forward to answering whatever questions you might have.
Enjoy the pictures
For enquires related to my gas business you can contact me on tobi.osibanjo@el-gas.com for other inquiries you can reach me on tobi.osibanjo@gmail.com . Thank you
Agriculture / Analysis Of My Ugu Garden Using Clay Pot, Deep Pipe And Wick Irrigation (photos by DBPOWER: 5:03pm On Jan 30, 2017
Hello nairalanders, want to use this opportunity to thank all those on this forum who have shared information for free to inspire others for the benefit of the Nigerian youth.
. I am very passionate about energy solutions and agriculture as I these are the main drivers of the ever complicated, interconnected globalized economy of the 21st century.
Due to my very busy schedule I wanted to adopt irrigation methods that saved me time.
Without boring you all with too much “yarns”, I would like to share my experience growing ugu in the dry season using clay pot, deep pipe and wick irrigation.
Why I Choose Ugu.
One of the biggest challenges faced by commercial farmers is deciding which crop to grow, and why you should grow it. A host of factors should be considered in coming to a decision. A wrong decision at this point of deliberation can spell doom to a farmer even before any hoe or cutlass is raised.
After careful analysis and much deliberation I choose ugu because it not news that it is probably the most sought after vegetable in Nigeria, at least in the southern part and it has huge export potential if it can be produced in massive quantities. If I ever decide to go into commercial farming ugu would be my go to plant. So I set out to plant this wonder vegetable for the first time and it has totally won me over.
First thing I noticed with the plant is that no two seeds sprouts the same way, here’s what I mean if you have planted corn or tomatoes you will observe that all seeds will grow in a uniform manner with regards leave size and plant height. Ugu is different each plant is a unique individual; some will sprout with thick steam and broad leave other thin steam and also the general pattern of the leaf shape and sizes varies as well.. I found this very intriguing.
Secondly it’s a very easy plant to grow and very rugged plant that can withstand a host of pest and diseases if planted and managed properly.
Ok moving forward I didn’t just want to grow ugu for the sake of it, I wanted to grow it using the most water efficient irrigation technique possible , and the systems must easy to install and maintain, to the extent that the most illiterate farmer could use, so drip irrigation and rain guns did not fit the bill.
So I started my research on the internet and I was (still am) absolutely gobsmacked as to the techniques that are out there but people know little to nothing about.
My labourer in Chief and first officer a very intelligent guy from Nassarawa Ali Musa could not understand why I was going through all the hassle to irrigate a small parcel of land I was farming that had a borehole, water tank and hose, he said oga all this one na waste of money just give me key I go wet am for you morning and evening.
Why was I going through all these stress when I could just follow Musa’s advice? Globally, agriculture uses around 70% of freshwater supply. But water sources are increasingly under threat. Thanks to climate change, annual rainfall in some regions of Africa is expected decrease. Droughts will be more frequent, more intense and will last longer, so it is imperative that increasing water efficiency has to be a key strategy in the watershed management for future sustainability of agriculture.
Also Irrigation has played an important role in agricultural modernisation around the world and was vital to Asia’s Green Revolution. So why, in Africa, is irrigation coverage so low? FAO statistics show that African countries currently irrigate only 5.4% of their cultivated land, compared to a global average of 20 %, and 40 % in Asia. Clearly things need to change.
That is why I set to research irrigation techniques that’s will be adaptable to farmers cultivating small to medium parcels of land, as these farmers will continue to produce the bulk of the food we consume in Nigeria at least for the foreseeable future, and also for young educated Nigerian alike who are looking to venture in agriculture and have little or no knowledge how to efficiently manage one of the most, if not he most important agricultural input, WATER!!.

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