- A Nigerian woman has revealed a practical way to go about farming without having a large expanse of land to cultivate crops with
- The woman identified as Sikade Wemimo discovered how to farm using sack bags and demonstrated how it is done
- She went on to share the big yam produce she harvested to prove that the alternative method was real
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A Nigerian woman has shared on social media a practical way farmers and agriculture enthusiasts can plant their crops right at the comfort of their compound in their houses - the sack bag farming method.
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The woman who identified herself as Sikade Wemimo in videos shared on Twitter by @oba_jero said with this approach to farming, there really will be no need for huge farmlands to cultivate crops.
In the first video, Wemimo, a recipient of Best Female Farmer award in Ondo state in 2004, said she planted yams in sack bags and planted vegetables above the yams to serve as mulching (a form of manure to the yams) during the dry season.
The mulching, according to her, will not be necessary during the rainy season. She stated that she has so far planted 400 bags of yams and is still planting more.
She added that there are diverse crops that can be planted using this method namely vegetables, peppers, tomatoes and so forth.
Watch the video here:
In a second video, she showcased the bountiful yam harvest she recorded on the farm as well as some already developing crops.
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Watch the second video here:
Reacting to the revelation, a Twitter user @myfine100 said:
"This is the best thing I see Today.
"Thank you for sharing it.
"This will help a lot of People. Who love farming."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian lady had built a successful poultry farm and shared the secrets on social media.
Sharing her story on Twitter, Nyifamu said she started poultry farming in a spare room her dad allowed her and her brother to use.
"We started from 50 birds and then 70, 100 and 120 birds over time."
Nyifamu said she thought of expanding her business and owning a farm since she had built relations and acquired a good number of customers.
Victor Duru is a Legit.ng journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2