"It Can Feed You": Creative Nigerian Lady Shows how to farm Fluted Pumpkin at Home Without Soil

"It Can Feed You": Creative Nigerian Lady Shows how to farm Fluted Pumpkin at Home Without Soil

  • A hardworking Nigerian lady who practices soilless farming came online to show people how she does it.
  • The lady, farmer Shulamite was spotted with a small container which had fluted pumpkin growing in it
  • She explained that one does not need to be a landlord or a land owner before becoming a farmer

A Nigerian lady says soilless farming if practised correctly, could become a source of income to feed one's family.

The lady known on TikTok as Farmer Shulamite maintains farms of different kinds of crops at home.

Lady unveils unique way of farming.
The lady grows ugu in a container. Photo credit: TikTok/Farmer Shulamite.
Source: TikTok

She said even without owning land, one could become a farmer by simply finding an alternative to soil.

She showed fresh fluted pumpkin leaves growing in a plastic container with nutrients under it.

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Farmer Shulamite also highlighted the nutritional benefits of fluted pumpkin leaves, popularly called ugu.

She captioned the video:

"In every leaf of Ugu, there's a wealth of nutrition waiting to be embraced. From vitamins and minerals to protein and antioxidants, Ugu offers a holistic approach to well-being. As we celebrate the culinary richness of Nigerian traditions, let's also acknowledge the nutritional gem that is Ugu, contributing to a healthier and more vibrant lifestyle."

When contacted, Farmer Shulamite told Legit.ng that she makes use of substrate and nutrients water instead of soil. She noted that one can start the farming business with N5,000.

Her words:

"I use substrate and nutrients water. You can make money fast by selling the seedlings. It germinate after five days and you can start harvesting the leaves after two months. It depends on how big you want it to be but you can start with 5k just for family consumption."

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Watch the video below:

Reactions to video of a lady practising soilless farming

@shafiulawal941 said:

"How to get ugwu seed please?"

@oritee asked:

"Oh, my namesake. Are you one of Jehovah's witnesses?"

@Chukwudi Boris Nzogb said:

"I am interested in this farming."

@CHOICE19 said:

"That's good. But it's ugu not ugwu if you mean writing in Igbo language."

@Beans Rice said

"I think plant growth without natural soil will lack the complete nutrients for human regeneration. I disagree with soilless farming."

@omotara Taiwo asked:

"Where is your location? I am interested in soilless planting."

Man plants yams in empty sacks

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian man living in Abuja has devised a creative means of farming within the confines of his compound to counter economic hardship.

The man's daughter, @ecstacy, said her father used bags filled with loamy soil to plant his yams.

The empty Dangote and BUA cement bags were filled with the rich soil, and pieces of yam were inserted into them and then nourished with water.

Source: Legit.ng

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