This year I took the risk of doing serious farming. I had postponed for a long time to participate in this venture but decided this was the year. Life is short so let’s take hold of every opportunity accorded to us.
To start off, I did a pilot project of onions on quarter an acre. I used Jambar F1 seeds from Seminis (cost around Ksh. 6800) of which were planted on this portion of the land. I planted them in Njoro, Nakuru county since I had access to water for irrigation just in case the rains did not do well. I planted the crop around May and harvested them in November.
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. Continue reading Adventures in Farming: The Beginning