Ndubuisi heard some Hausa men in Onitsha discussing how their cabbage and other vegetable farm had earned them so much money. 

He did not wait to hear where the farm was located before his joy moved him to the forest. 

In his bid to make money from his farm he rushed to one of his fathers lands, burnt the bush and planted cabbage and other vegetables.

It was late in the rainy season and the rain was gradually ceasing. He had no access to irrigation, after all he did not hear that part of the vegetable farming requirement before he invested so much on this waste.


The rain blessed Ndubuisi's crops days after he planted them and sprouting was not a problem. It was a sign that vegetables could grow in the South East region, but irrigation was necessary to sustain them. Ndubuisi does not know this.

The next few days brought him joy, as he watched the vegetable grow in grace, but his joy only lasted for a few days.

He had slept the previous night after a rainfall that left everyone wondering why it rained so much.

The next morning, the sun woke him up and he headed to his farm to check his vegetables. The cabbage was green and growing fine just like others he was more familiar with. 

Ndubuisi could not stay so long in the farm because the scorching sun was not something he could bear.

He left after about an hour he spent removing weed with his hands.

The next day, he woke up to the cold hands of harmattan and that changed everything. He could not take enough water to the farm from home to water the crops.

It was not a daily routine he could cope with. He gave up.

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This circumstance is faced by many Nigerians desiring to go into farming and the Federal Government has provided videos specifying what grows in each of the six goe-political zones South East, South South, South West, North West, North Central and North East.

Don't be like Ndubuisi. Go into farming big time with the needed knowledge by watching these videos.