6/16/08

MAHOGANY


five months old mahogany

Summer time is over. It's already mid of June. I'm badly. waiting for a rain. A rain that can watered those thirsty plants and trees in the northern part of Luzon. Yes typhoon Cosme was a strong typhoon that devastated some province of the northern of Luzon. Luckily in our town was fortunately not. It was just a rain shower that not even enough to water my plants in my hometown. I planted mahogany trees more than 600 last June 2006, it's now two years old. During the first one and half years, I visited them every two months to water them and every 6 months I fertilized with complete fertilizer. My father was a farmer before but usually plant rice, tobacco and other vegetable so I didn't saw him planting trees especially mahogany. Now he is already in heaven with my mother so I have no one to guide me. I thank The Department of Forestry Quezon City, patiently gave me the informations of how to plant and how to care of mahogany tree in just through telephone call. I used to call them and became makulit but it was fine for them although they don't know me personally.
I did not visit anymore this summer because I'm expecting that since already nearly two years old it can wait for a rain this month of May. The last time I visited was one & half years old and two times higher than me already and looks healthy. But this is my problem now , already mid of June but still no rain. My relatives there told me through text that it is very hot like summer. Hoping my mahogany tree will not be affected. Its' not possible to go these time because my kids can't come with me , because classes started already. I used to bring my kids with me every time I'll do something to develop for the piece of agricultural land given by my parents. My kids were born here in Metro Manila and they don't show me an interest about this small land inspite of encouraging them because they will surely need this when they have already a family. I myself work for the planting and cultivating with two hired men. I hired only two because I was expecting them to help but instead they were just under the shade texting and texting. I wanted to scold them but I think it won't absorbed, it's useless . I was the same like them before. When I was newly married I planned already to plant trees beside the rice fields , there is a space for mahogany because just beside along the sapa . According to agricultural books that I had read, mahogany could be benefited after 10-15 years. At maganda daw magtanim sa tabi ng sapa dahil gusto ng tree ang malamig na place. I just only planned and not seriously did it . It is only 2006 and my kids were 15 & 16 years old when I pursue this long term plan. Now they are 17 & 18 years old and my mahogany now is only 2 years old. So many years wasted. If only I carried out the plan right away , maybe this time I'm benefiting now.
I'm just only hoping that it will always rain. At least on and off slightly heavy rain. Mahogany loves water for the first five years.

29 comments:

my-so-called-Quest said...

Nay, yan pa kulang sa mga target kong gawin. magsulat ng book at magtanim ng punongkahoy.

plano ko po indian mango ang itanim.

ingats po palagi=]

jeniffer said...

wow!!! congratz po sa iyong mahogany... grabe ang hirap magpatubo ng puno ah.. :)

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the donG said...

wow! salamat po sa brief guide in choosing the best place to plant trees.

may realization ako dito. five months ganun pa lang ka laki? ganun pala ka tagal tumubo ang puno.

we really need to protect the trees.

Belen said...

my-so-called-quest- start mo na. para para lumaki agad kasi nakakatuwa pag binibisita at lumalaki na.


jeniffer;;;; madali lang. Pero magastos kasi dito ako sa maynila, halos every month bibisitahin at didiligan. napakamahal ang pamasahe

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the Dong;;;;yung nasa picture ay medyo nasa patag na at napansin ko mas matagal syang lumaki kaysa malapit sa sapa.Yung mismong malapit sa sapa ay doble ang laki. try kong hanapin yong ibang picture.

brotherutoy said...

nakikiraan lang po, nay! makiki-comment na rin po!
ang problema lang po sa mahogany, kapag malaki na, nalalagas lahat ang dahon tuwing march and april. parusa sa pagwawalis.
God bless po!

Lawstude said...

nanay dapat pala pumuntako jan para umulan kasi constant companion ko ang ulan tuwing maglilibot ako. sabi nga ng mga kaibigan ko wag daw ako isasama sa lakad kasi sigurado uulan.

eloiski said...

woohoo!
natuwa po ako sa mahogany nyo!

sa akin kasi kaya ko lang itanim cactus!

kahit hindi na masyafo alagaan eh okey lang!
hehehe!

Belen said...

brutherutoy;;; ok lang . salamat naman at gusto mong makiraan.
Ok lang pag nalaglag ang dahon dahil sa bukid naman sya at kung nabulok ang dahon ay fertilizer na rin yon


lawstudes;;;; Hay sayang! kailangan ko talaga ang ulan.

eloiski;;;; kaya mo rin yan. Noong kabataan ko, hindi ko iniintindi, pero ngayon lang ako nagkainteres at gusto ko talaga ako mismo ang magtanim o gagawa.

nyl said...

tree-planting...what a noble deed nanay!hindi lang pamilya mo ang makakabenefit nito even the whole town , as trees helps stop the areas from flooding. sad to say, we have very few tress in our surroundings nowadays kaya kunting ulan lang eh baha agad. ang hirap dahil tayo rin ang nagsa-suffer sa ating katamaran na magtanim. highly developed na nga ang bansa natin in terms of highly built architectural buildings pero nakakalimutan na yata natin ang halaga ng ating lupa. tulad ngayon, wala nanga tayong puno, kulang pa ang mapagtataniman ng palay. hahayyy, minsan kakapagod magreklamo, we all have our own share of failures din naman pero sana hindi pa huli para sa atin ang halaga ng lupa at tanim.

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Belen said...

nyl;;;hilig ko talaga ang magtanim-tanim. kung tapos nalang sana sa pag-aaral ang mga anak..uuwi na ako sa probinya namin at magtan na lang

ifoundme said...

nay, dapat pala sayo ako nagtatanong. i like plants and i didn't realize that the department of forestry do actually answer questions when you call them. buti naman ganun. may foresight din kasi ako na when i can really afford na, i will have my own orchard kagaya ng mga tito at tita ko at ganun din ng sa magulang ko.

sadyang mga plant lovers ang pamilya ko kaya i think namamana ko na rin. mga flowers nay? mahilig ka rin ba?

Belen said...

ifound me;;;oo mahilig ako talaga.Wala akong garden dito pero yong tabi ng bahay namin na sidewalk, pinuno ko ng santan na red ang color kaya pag bumulaklak ,sobrang ganda at napapatingen ang mga dumadaan. Tuwang tuwa din sa akin ang barangay chairman.

GODDESS said...

hi nay!

gusto ko din magtanim. kaso wala akong green tumb, baka mamatay lang ang halaman sakin.

ingat lage nay!

Etavasi said...

Wah... waiting for rain :D hope it will come always..

Belen said...

goddess;;;hindi ako naniniwala sa green thumb na sinsabi nila. basta alagaan at diligan ang halaman, mabubuhay na

etavasi;;;;oo. sana umulan.

Lalaine said...

nay... magandang puno yan ah... ako wala ako hilig magtanim... pero na aapreciate ko naman yung ganda nito... nature lover din ako eh.. :)

Raft3r said...

i don't like it when it rains
it makes me sad
ewan ko nga ba
lalo na pag drizzle lang
pang senti talaga ang mood
hehe

kingdaddyrich said...

dati marami kaming halaman sa veranda at sa bakod. pero hindi na naalagaan. tsk. ang saklap.

pero wala naman kaming mahogany. lols.

jetty said...

Hello Nay Belen... Magandang investment po yan... Sana nga umulan naman para di masira yung puno ng Mahogany... Sayang naman kasi...Naalala ko tuloy mga magulang ko, may tanim naman silang mga Melina. GOODLUCK PO!

Belen said...

raft3r;;;hwag ka nang malungkot kong umulan. matulog ka na lang kasi kailangan ko talaga ang ulan

kingdaddyrich;;; hindi kasi masyado dito sa Metro Manila. Ok kung maluwang ang lupa

jetty ;;;Thanks

nice said...

ganda ng farm mo mather..love it.keep up the good work,it helps for the environment and help prevent glabal warming..

add moko ma'am tapos add din kita..let me know pag na add mo na ako.

posh_post said...

wow! that is nice...we don't have land like that...but yeah, that is good. it is never too late...don't worry na lang too much of the years past...

repah said...

nanay pareho pla tyong mhilig magtanim.. hehehe.. 3 na nga yung mangga sa amin... kso dhil sa tag-init parang di na sila mabubuhay tapos kulang pa cla sa lupa dhil mliit lng ang hardin ko.. hehehe..nay sna mkadalaw ako sa hardin mo..

Sofie said...

Hello nanaybelen!

Ok yang mahogany niyo a. Medyo matagal nga pero di naman masyadong alagain, so ok lang. May market daw yan sa Pinas e.

Good move yan nanaybelen! Good luck, sana dumami pa ang maitanim niyo.

posh_post said...

sige nay, we'll check each other's blog daily. :)

Belen said...

nice;;;;; add na kita. thanks

repah;;;; masarap talaga ang magtanim lalo na pag nalita mo na malaki na

posh post;; oo nga e. hindi naman namamalayan na madaling matapos ang taon. I'll visit you everyday

sofie;;; oo kaya pinili ko ang mahogany, kasi first 3 years lang alagan sa linis at dilig tapos kung malakina , hayaan nasyang lumaki at hindi bastabasta manakaw ng ibang taong masasama ang loob.

Ely said...

Aha! madami-dami din kaming naitanim ng tatay ko na Mahogany nung bata pa ako. For sure malalaki na mga yun ngaun...

Beverly said...

this post reminded me of my lola. she loves plants too. hehe. anyway, have a great day po.. :D