Green house november 2019
this is reviving of green house activities after the severe drought. there is more activities now being done i the green house
- 4 greenhouses actively holds vegetables, 2 have tomatoes, 1 spinach, 1 have green pepper and sukuma wiki.
- open fields have Sukuma wiki, long tail red pepper, onions, pumpkins, water melons, pawpaw is doing well, mangoes is producing fruits now.
- in the farms we planted beans, green gram, kunde, cow peas, and another new peas, maize is in a small area and we also planted it late.
though we prepared the land early we started planting a little late due to lack of certified seed in the market. hence we waited for GOK distributed seeds which came late October. we hope if the rains comes back we shall have good harvest of legumes.
we have water only in pan 1 which is full but pan 2 is a disaster, it collected water and then it got finished very soon. up to now we have been using water from pan 2 but we have water to last utmost 2 days only an then we start with pan1. which is a bit too early for us.
- beehives – 5 hives have colonies, we made observation that the colonies became large and some migrated but non entered into our empty hives. flowering have started and we hope this will increase the honey production, in October we had about 800g of honey from 1 hive.despite the water we hope to improve on our income from green house and nutritional support for obbitu children
hopefully we shall provide more updates soonest again