Reviewing the vegetable gardens beside a mountain floor.
Whoa, the rainy season is now showing up and the dry season now abetting. We had the first rain last week after some months of staying under the influence of the harmattan period.
Although, farmers are still practicing irrigation since rivers do not retain much water. So those who wish to cultivate vegetables may need to do that besides any stream to have access to the water.
Yesterday, I decided to take a break and watch how the residents cultivate their vegetables with the help of a river found at the foot of the mountain in my local area.
Well to start with, we have a source of water that normally comes out from this mountain. With the help of the white men, were able to reserve the water in a reservoir.
So, people take advantage of this reservoir since it doesn't any longer function properly. The locked-up water is now gushing out and being are then watering their vegetables from this water.
Farmers fetch water from this place for irrigation purposes. Some of the vegetables usually cultivated by people here are the African spinach, water leaves also known as the Talinum fruticosum is science term, pumpkin leaves and sometimes, they plant cassava also.
But first, they have to make a nursery bed for these vegetables at the starting stage, then constantly they will be watering it.
This is to help the young vegetables from being damaged by the heat from the sun.
And after some weeks, the crops will start developing. Weeds are being removed where necessary to help the crops enjoy the mineral reserved for them.
The picture below shows some matured vegetables and were harvested by their owners. Well, I learn that this will help the young ones to grow up thus, because of space they now have.
So, friends, that's all I could recall. Visiting these places just to watch how farmers take care of their crops can be fascinating. I bet you that!!
But permit to stop here for now, lol
For those who wish to see more pictures of vegetables being cultivated here, I got all your backs. Here are some bonus pictures.