Meet my biggest investor aka mama and her backyard garden 🙂
She started cultivating cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers and melon over a month ago (not sure what happened to the melons). So the story behind her starting this garden is that she wanted to carry out an experiment with some seeds she bought when she travelled to the other side of the globe. It’s hard to find cherry tomatoes and red bell pepper seeds on our side of the globe. Will they grow well or not…well you have to read to the end to find out….haha…
You see the challenge with my mum’s garden is that not enough planning was done before she started and while a lot of the ‘land preparation’ work was going on she was absent. That would have been fine if the person in charge was a professional (all he did was follow instructions with a mix of guess-work).
Fertilizer application was guess-work, pesticide application was guess-work, watering happened whenever it happened (maybe because there was a lot of rain), no records were kept…you get my drift right. Well the result is stunted growth and diseases…..not the bumper harvest that we wanted 😦 .
Well my mama never gives up, matter of fact she is quite optimistic…she has cleared another patch for some more peppers to be planted. The pawpaw will be going to the farm…
Well I love my mama to the moon and back but not so sure about her garden :-). Things haven’t gone as well as we hoped because not enough planning was done prior to starting the garden and I think the weather didn’t help as well. You know what they say Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail. Now we can’t say for sure if the crops didn’t perform well because of the seeds or because of the not so great crop management. But this garden will not fail, next batch of planting will be planned properly ( I think 🙂 )!
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