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5 replies, 2 voices Last updated by  K. Afrane Okese 3 days, 10 hours ago
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  • #5509

    edem
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    @edembaby

    I am looking to start a small backyard greenhouse at home for some vegetables,on small area of land 1m by 1.5m,can I get any help in setting up?

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    K. Afrane Okese
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    @kafraneokese

    Edem, the area 1m x 1.5m you are referring to is relatively small, though it is possible.

    Have you been working on that piece of land already?

     

  • #5512

    edem
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    @edembaby

    Yes it is small,I sometimes plant some vegetables as a hobby,but for some time now I have realised the soil is not good,mainly clayey,and the vegetables not doing as well as last year.so wanted a different intervention,as I have planted and replanted several times this year but seedlings keep dieing  out or take very long to produce fruits

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    edem
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    @edembaby

    Okay thank you,will see what I can do although I have tried several times to enhance the soil,the area is clayey,and I have used cocopeat,replaced the soil there with black soil,used cowdung and chicken droppings ,helps for a while and then later the crops start dying.I think the area is exposed to too much direct sunlight and rainfall,as you see the effects when sun is scorching or after heavy rains.

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    K. Afrane Okese
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    @kafraneokese

    Is it a well-drained area?

    You can take a clear picture and post here for us to take a look.

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