In this post I will be treating how to start a vegetable vertical sack farm in Nigeria with little cash.
Also you will learn the intricate of sack farm, what you need to set it up, hot to set it up and how to maintain your sack farm.
Over the year farming has developed and moved from one point in technological advancement to another.
From tilling the land to other form of farming such as aquaponics, hydroponics, deep water culture, nutrient film technique, aeroponics, wick and ebb and flow systems.
Most of the listed type of farming haven’t find gotten a form of popularity in Africa especially in Nigeria.
Even the vertical farming and sack farming we are about to discuss in this article is yet to gain ground as well.
What you need to start a vertical sack farm
I can say this is one of the easy forms of farming yet very profitable if you can master the art skillfully.
There are few materials needed in setting up your vertical farming system and they include the following:
Empty sacks (cement sacks, empty animal feed sacks, any other sack that is durable can also serve).
Compost manure (this can be a mixture of any animal waste you can find around)
Loamy soil: getting a loamy soil that has good water absorption rate is a good one
Then an irrigation system: this is an alternative if you don’t have time to water then manually daily. A drip system can serve you better
Your vegetable seedling or nursery: you can first propagate the vegetables in a nursery then you can transplant them into your bags later
How to setup your vertical sack farm
With all those materials on ground then we can proceed with setting up of the farm.
The first thing you have to do is to measure the exact quantity of sand and manure and them together perfectly.
Meaning if you are measuring 2 barrow of sand it should be mixed with 2 barrow of manure as well; that’s a ratio of 1:1.
After mixing, then fill up the sack bags with the mixture. Once this is accomplished.
It’s time to place them where you need them to be.
Now, if you raise your seedling using a nursery bed then it’s time to transplant on your vertical sack bag.
Ensure you don’t overcrowd the sack bags; you can have an average of 7 – 10 plants per bag.
Remember that you can make holes on the sides of the bags where you ought to also plant some of your seedlings too.
Now, one thing you should not forget to consider is watering your plants.
You can design an irrigation system to serve the plants unless you want to do it manually.
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