Demonstration Garden in HOPE Humana Palapye
HOPE Humana is at the moment demonstrating a model bachelor garden in the demonstration plot. The project is welcoming interested garden farmers to visit the demonstration garden in Palapye.
Everybody can make themselves a small food garden at home, growing lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cucumber and or beans. The bachelor garden consists of a 25kg wowen bag from maize millet, soil mixed with compost and chicken manure and a 2 litre plastic bottle. Holes are cut in the bag, big enough for each plant to grow. Holes are made by a thin nail in the lit of the bottle, and the bottom of the bottle is cut out. The bottle is placed upside down in its own hole in the middle of the bag. The bottle is filled up every time it is empty. From there the water sips out and wet the soil. The bag protects the water in the soil from evaporating. The bottle will need more water every fourth day. The onion, pepper or chilli should take one hole in the bag and will keep the pests away.
In the demo plot interested visitors can also see the practise of growing seedlings in a plastic bag and growing spinach and rape organically with drip irrigation under the shade netting from Department of Crop Production.