Experience the farmersâ€™ work and understand how hard them work
Weeding Remove the dead flowers and grass
Plowing Plow the soil for the plants
Sowing Sow seeds to plant
Watering Water plants regularly
Sunning Sunshine makes the plants grow
Cleaning Pests Check the plants for pests
Fertilizing Use organic composts to fertilise farmlands
Cultivating Growing Sprouting Growing after after four days seven days
Harvesting Harvest vegetables as they become ripe
Understand that crops are seasonal in order to eat the health vegetables
Eating scallions can eliminate toxins and prevent the common cold in spring
Eating leeks benefits for livers and enhance circulatory system in spring
A â€˜hotâ€™ person should eat amaranth to cool-down in summer
Tung Choi can prevent heatstroke
Vegetables are not so sweet, this is a good time to eat gourds
Loofahs are rich in Vitamin B and are good at removing spots
Bamboo Shoots July
Kale can easily improve constipation in autumn and prevent flu in winter
Celery helps digestion and increases appetite
Mid-Autumn Bamboo Festival is a shoots are very good time common in to eat taro. summer Eating taro can benefit our stomach
In the winter, eating garlic can improve blood system
Radish can enhance body metabolism and is suitable for winter
Understand the pros of organic composts and comprehend the cons of chemical composts
The organic materials can decompose from soil in the nature, and then release some nutrients into the plants. In fact, farmers will use organic materials to feed the variety of organisms in the soil, then the organisms also release different nutrients in the soil. The crops gain enough plants nutrients in the soil and they can grow healthy and lush with less pests. Meanwhile, organic compost can improve the soilâ€™s structure to create a fertilized environment suitable for organisms to live. It is important for organic composts to have enough time to decompose. Farmers will put the organic materials such as fish livers, bean grounds and dry leaves into the soil and make them decompose. A good organic compost can emit a fragrant smell and contain lots of nutrients.
Although chemical composts have no smell and easy to fertilize, they often damage soil. If using chemical composts, they will influence the original soil structure. When composts cannot provide enough nutrients to plants which will absorb nutrients in the soil. When chemical composts are not good enough to the soil, the plants and crops will die and the soil will lose the vitality and change the soil structure. In the long-term, the nutrients of the soils will be lose and it will be difficult to balance the nature here. Chemical composts will influence the balance of soil structure and will not provide the nutrients to the organisms in the soil. The organisms will die and become extinct. The results of this is that the soil becomes an undenominational soil and depends on more compost, this is a vicious circle.
Understand the functions of farm tools and enjoy the interests of farming
The Rake Spreading the grain and firewood and levelling the farmlands
The Grass Mover Remove the unnecessary grass in farmlands
The Hoe Cultivating, farming and removing the soil to plant
The Three-claw Rake Spreading the stones and soil in farmlands
The Shovel Digging the stiff soil or stones to sow quickly and decompose organic composts
The Soil Rake Spreading straightening soil to seed in farmlands
The Small Raker Spreading the grain and firewood, and levelling in small area
The Sickle Cutting the unnecessary grass in farmlands
The Small Shovel Transplanting seedlings in small area
The Sprinkle Watering the crops to make them wet
The Spray Remove the harmful pests in farmlands
The Scarecrow Protecting the crops in farmlands to drive out birds
Understand the sowingâ€™s methods and comprehend the characteristics of crops
Sowing into holes Sowing can be divided into two ways which are the direct methods to sow into farmlands. One way is sowing a hole into each seed. Digging a hole with 2cm and sowing a seed in each hole can provide enough space to sprout seeds.
Sowing into a long groove Another sowing method is to sow into a long groove that is 2cm deep. Each groove will be sown in a regular direction. This way suits for lots of crops to seed.
Growing in pots Some seeds are suited for sowing into pots and grow into seedlings such as beetroot. This sowing way can provide a bigger space to grow in a field.
Planting in fields Some special crops can be planted into a field directly. Their bud can be directly plant into a field and grow into a new crop such as potatoes and carrots.