Good to hear about our friends at Liss who have been studying about our Ugandan meals and how we prepare.
Talking about water melons, this was a discussion by Primary Six class today in the morning. Water melons, tomatoes and onions are the main crops we are planting this season in our Kafuro gardens.
Water melons are very sweet and are thirst- curing crops.
Planting a water melon, we buy seedlings from the seed store ( packed seeds grow better than those we get from fruits and dry to be planted). We make a 2 feet by two feet ditch, we plant in four seeds of water melon when it’s our wet season like how it is becoming now. It takes four to seven days to germinate, then we care about directing them to different directions as the spacing in about one metre from one ditch to another, then spraying starts as they are very much attacked by pests.
At around two months and fifteen days (75 days) our best water melons are ready for harvesting and fresh to eat.
We are reminded to eat fruits after washing them clean
Talking about Muchomo, its so nice when made by an expert. We read about our teacher’s wife and family on making best muchomos in the region. They are based at New Life Safaris.
Wishing you all the best, keep us informed about the food you make.
written by Asasira Posiano