Planning Orchard

 Written by: Sayed Mustafa Nasrat

Some gardeners, who do not have experiences and skills in gardening, when they plant fruitful seedlings in their gardens, the seedlings do not grow well, and they face various problems including economic loss.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked Ihsanullah a resident of of Maidan-Wardak province.

Ihsanullah says, “I planted apple trees in my garden but I did know about the space between them and how much deep should I dig the land for them. In the result, most of the trees withered and the remaining trees do not bear convenient fruits and I faced economic loss.”

But, Sedajan, another gardener, a resident of Farza distric, Kabul province who is illiterate and does not even have professional knowledge about gardening, but as his ancestors were engaged in gardening and he has inherited good experiences, now he earns money from making fruit gardens and grafting fruit trees for other gardeners.

Saidajan says, “I make a fruit garden for those who do not have experience in this field and I have made about 300 fruit gardens for them. I spend 4 Afghanis for each fruit seedling and then I sell it for 100 Afghanis. I get 1500 Afghanis wage per day for making fruit garden and I could easily solve my economic problems.”

Selling vegetables in the lane:

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Najeebullah, a resident of Maidan-Wardak province, who sells vegetables in the lanes.

Najeebullah says about his business, “In the beginning, my brother was selling vegetables for a certain salary. Later, we started our own work. Now I and my brother bring vegetables from the market and my family members pack them and we sell them in the lanes. Our daily income reaches to 800 Afghanis.

Now we are the owners of a private car, Zarang three-wheeled bikes and we pay the rent of house too.”