A picture showing a tomato seedling in a tray
NB: The number of tomato seedlings to be planted on the bed was planted according to the size of the bed which was measured by using hand forks.
Watering tomato plants
This was a daily activity which was very important. It was so important that it had to be done every day except on rainy days.
Water was taken to the field via watering cans which were filled from a nearby tap. When watering the plants, the cans were to be a certain height level from the plant to prevent the plant from being damaged. When the soil seemed soaked a stick was used to turn the soil (plough) so that the water can pass though the soil.
NB: most tomatoes from other beds died as a result of water logging – where by too much water was given to the plant.