Subsistence Farming

Level: 2


  • Participate in the preparation of a food garden nine meters square. Cover the following points.
    • Choosing the site
    • Clearing the bush
    • Cleaning the area
    • Preparation of the soil for planting
  • Through a practical demonstration show how you will make and use compost in your garden.
  • List the crops from the following plant families you will plant in your garden and the time of year that you can do this.
    • Root crops—e.g. cassave, sweet potatoes, carrots
    • Grass—e.g. corn, sugar cane
    • Legumes—e.g. beans, peanuts
    • Leafy vegetables—e.g. cabbage varieties, aibika
    • Fruit—e.g. Bananas, pawpaw, tomatoes, egg plant, pumpkins, cucumber
  • Show by practical demonstration and by diagram how you will divide your garden to plant your crops.
  • What crops will best grow where you have burnt out stumps and logs?
  • Show and demonstrate how you will keep your garden free from weeds and garden pests.
  • Demonstrate how you will plant your crops to have a continual supply.
  • Show how to harvest crops for family use and commercial sale.
  • Show how you will rotate your crops.
  • Outline what you would do with your garden area after several seasons of cropping.

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