- @Baxtonnakaz decided to share his farming journey in great detail with his followers on Twitter
- From receiving 300 grams of onion seeds and living in a tent, @Baxtonnakaz really worked hard
- Tweeps were highly impressed and inspired by @Baxtonnakaz's story and thanked him in his replies section
Starting a business is hard and many people take whatever advice comes their way. @Baxtonnakaz is a young man who started a farming business with just 300 grams of onion seeds and is sharing his knowledge with those who need it.
@Baxtonnakaz shared a detailed thread on Twitter of all the steps he took to ensure his business took off. He stated that he was inspired by his uncle, an experienced farmer. Using seeds given to him by his uncle and communal land from his grandmother, @Baxtonnakaz started his business.
@Baxtonnakaz planned to go to a rural location to get the land ready to transplant the seeds when a friend offered his assistance. The two slept in a tent as they made a home for the seedlings. They eventually managed to harvest 15 000 bulbs.
Read his full thread below:
"It all began when I visited my uncle in February who is an experienced farmer. I was inspired and he gave me 300 grams of onion seeds and said I started from there. I went home and did a lot of research on onion farming.
"With the little knowledge I had and a small piece of communal land my grandmother had given me to start my journey. I planted the seeds in May at home in Mutare Dangamvura. I watered it daily as per requirements.
"A good friend of mine, Tawanda Kofi, visited whilst I was busy planning on going to the rural areas to prepare land where the seedlings were to be transplanted. He offered to help. Free of charge."
"Despite all the transportation hustles of moving the seedlings from Mutare to their new home during a national lockdown. We managed to carefully transplant the seedlings. It took us a full week but we did not lose hope."
"Inspired by @terrymap1, I decided to also venture into free-range chickens (roadrunners). Challenges are there as I am meeting some of the problems for the first-time but growth has ups and downs. I have dreams of feeding the nation one day.
He concluded his thread with:
"Thanks to everyone who has been supporting me throughout my journey. Special mention to @PrettyCasey3, thank you for bringing stiff competition and daily motivation. Our journey is just beginning more is still to come."
Read some of the responses his post received below:
"Well done. Your challenges are not failures but they will catapult you to success. Keep believing and you will conquer."
"You are an inspiration bro... Keep up the hustle."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a man who flexed his farming skills. Taking to Twitter, @madlaba83, shared pictures of himself standing around the fruits of his labour - a field full of healthy and delicious looking cabbages.
In the caption of the post, he also brags about the exceptional quality of produce he is able to grow.
"It may be all about land but for me it’s the quality of the produce," he captioned the inspirational Twitter post.
Locals absolutely loved the post. Many also complimented him on his skills while others asked for words of advice on how they can start farming.
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