As I await for my second phase of tomato seeds to germinate at my front yard, I’m beginning a new series on farming, a passion I’ve been neglecting and postponing for a long time. This may be my holy grail, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. He! He!
I started farming back in high school for educational purposes; the biggest potato I harvested was the size of a normal new born baby. Seriously, quite big but some dude decided to steal it to get a boost in his marks for his final exam (insert angry face here). But still I was number 3 in terms of the total harvest for the final practical examination.
Next week I’ll be heading to upcountry for 3 days to sell my onions. My dad will assist since I’m new in this biz of selling farm products and take over from there in future projects (of which will include green house farming, hydroponics etc). I’m currently drawing a master plan for some serious farming engagement.
I will keep you updated on my progress as I journey into farming. This means lots of experience and knowledge to be shared. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with some info on tomatoes that I came across the internet, from Pinterest in particular. I’m doing lots of research on Tomato farming. My first crop of tomatoes, though they were just two plants in the garden, taught me a lot. I had the struggle of getting rid of white flies and didn’t do pruning which affected my yield. Furthermore, I didn’t have proper tomato crop management skills. We fall but we get up.
Photos of my experimental Tomato Crop (1st generation):
Common Tomato Ailments
Brian Birir December 4, 2014
Posted In: Agriculture