Class:- Basic 4
Subject:- Agricultural Science
Week:- 6 and 7
Topic:� How to raise ornamental plants�
Behavioral objective:- At the end of the lesson the pupils should be able to:-
Instructional material/Reference material:- Learn Africa Basic Agricultural Science UBE edition for priimary school book 4, picture chart.
Building Background /connection to prior knowledge : Students are familiar with the various examples of flower in their environment.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:
HOW TO RAISE ORNAMENTAL PLANTS
Ornamental plants are plants that beautify our environment. They are mostly flowers e.g. hibiscus, rose flower, flamboyant flower and sun flower.
The Steps in growing ornamental crops are:
Before planting, the land must be cleared of weeds and debris. Hoes and machetes can be used in clearing the land.
Seed bed should be well planned. Pot should also be fine and filled with good soil. Topsoil should be loosening for removal or roots, stones and woods.
Most ornamental plants are planted through their seedlings. So, seedlings are transplanted tpo the pots ot flower bed.
This is the removal of unwanted plants. It is done regularly with the aid of hoes in the flower bed. In the pot, hand weeding should be done i.e. pulling out the weeds with hands.
This means applying manure to the flower beds or the soil in the pots. Manure helps the plants to grow well.
The flower bed should be regularly watered particularly, in the dry season. The pots should be watered daily.
This is the covering of the surface of the soil or the seed bed with cut dry leaves, stems and even plastic to reduce the loss of water from the soil.
Trimming should be done constantly to make the flower look attractive.
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