NAME OF PROJECT: TOMATOE PRODUCTION
LOCATION: BLAK RIVER HIGH SCHOOL TUTORIAL FARM
DURATION: SEPTEMBER 12,2011- DECEMBER 12,2012
DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES: Fifty tomato seedlings were planted in a seedling tray. They were then placed in the greenhouse for three (3) weeks and were watered on a daily basis, until they were matured enough to be transplanted to the soil. Before transplanting the tomato seedlings the land was cleared of weeds and grasses. Manure from the poultry house on the farm was thrown onto the dirt where it was incorporated into the soil with a fork, to increase the soil fertility. A tape measure was used to ...view middle of the document...
The seedlings were watered daily. Majority of the time the soil was moist to which the plants were situated. The tomato plants were growing healthy and strong. After a few days of transplanting the tomato seedlings and the plants were growing tall, the plants were staked. The plants were staked by cutting piece of wood and placing it near to the roots of the plant and rapping the tomato plant around the wood and also tying the plant to the wood with a piece of string. Six weeks after the plants were transplanted they were fertilized again with NPK fertilizer. By this the tomato plants had started to produce yellow blossom flowers.
Weeds grew around the roots of the plant majority of the time, competing with the tomato plants for nutrients. The weeds were removed by using the farm too and hand. After removing the weeds they were disposed of and the machete was washed off with soap and water and was allowed to dry and then placed back into the farm house. The tomato plants were sprayed with insecticide to prevent the invasion of plant pest. Some of the stakes that the plants were attached to had rooted out of the soil. They were then taken up and placed back properly back into the soil. After many weeks of caring for the tomato plants and their yellow blossom flowers had turned into mature red tomato fruits, after which they were harvested