Posts Tagged ‘Backyard Gardening’

Harvesting our Organically grown backyard tomatoes

We have started to harvest our tomatoes as you can see in the attached photos. One thing you need to always remember with organic backyard tomato growing in sacks is, to be able to make your own composite manure as we explained earlier in this video https://youtu.be/Y3XsEibkfCw . Having access to composite manure will help you to easily enrich your soil which is used every now and then. Again, I encourage to keep some chicken at home which can be a good source for material you need to make composite manure. Thank you

LESSONS LEARNT FROM MY EGGPLANT CROP

I have realized that you can harvest over 10 fruits from a single eggplant crop. If for example you plant 10 eggplants, then you are likely to harvest not less than 100 fruits. If you plant in a sack like I did, then you need to irrigate during dry days. In my case, I use a 2L plastic bottle for irrigating my eggplant for entire week as you can see in the photos. Remember this very important fact, you need to be able to make your own composite manure to help you easily enrich your backyard soil. You can learn from my video how you can easily and cheaply make one for you right at your home: https://youtu.be/dVYrVxwcjj4

HOW TO EASILY AND CHEAPLY IRRIGATE YOUR BACKYARD CROPS DURING A DRY SEASON?

Flipped upside down plastic bottle filled with water

During hot seasons, it’s important that we keep ourselves and our plants well hydrated. In the heat and sun, our bodies perspire to cool us down, and plants transpire in the midday heat too. Just as we rely on our water bottles throughout the day, plants can benefit from a slow-release watering system as well.

Fill your bottle to the top with water. Then flip the bottle upside down and bury it about two inches into the soil. As the soil dries out from your last watering, fluid will slowly drip from the bottle into your soil, ensuring that your plant receives just the moisture it needs to thrive. It is amazing but, the plant consumes very little water a day and that 1L plastic bottle can serve a crop for a number of days during the week.

Tomatoes and Cabbages Grown in Sacks

Our Tomatoes and Cabbages in sacks are doing great. God willing, we expect good harvest. The attached photos will take you all the steps undertaken. Remember to make your own organic manure to be able to organically sustain your backyard gardening activities. This link will show you how we formed our organic manure.

What a season! Desert Locusts, COVID-19, Army-warm, Floods, Hot season, etc

Good-1Off our very busy schedule, we take time to fight army-warm. We are engaged on many fronts this season; Desert Locusts, COVID-19, Army-warm, Floods, Hot season, etc. Man keeps on struggling for life and we pray for His coming back to take us where there is no sweat for Food.
Keep looking in the skys but as you work and performing His Righteousness because we don’t know the time and hour He will be coming back.

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Home-Based Garbage Management for Supporting Backyard Gardening

Introduction

very-good-3Households in urban places here in Uganda accumulate much garbage on a daily basis. City, Municipality, and Town councils don’t have the capacity to collect, sort and process garbage into monetary products for sustainable development.

My project, involves sorting and decomposing garbage at household level for enriching soils to support backyard gardening. Continue reading

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