Backyard Vegetable Gardening
Theme: Promoting Health and Green Environment
Beneficiaries: SK members
Age: 16-18 years old, has a little experience in vegetable gardening
No. Of Beneficiaries: 20-28 participants
Name of Barangays in Calamba: Brgy. Pansol , Brgy. Bucal, Brgy. Halang, Brgy Real
-7 participants ((2) 16 yrs.old; (1) 17 yrs.old; (4) 18 yrs.old)
- 7 participants ((4) 17 yrs.old; (3) 18 yrs.old)
-7 participants ((2) 16 yrs.old; (2) 17 yrs.old; (3) 18 yrs.old)
-7 participants ((3) 17 yrs.old; (4) 18 yrs.old)
have a littele experience in vegetable garden
educated students – literate persons
• To input the beneficiaries with skills and knowledge of backyard gardening
• To teach the participants the benefits derived from backyard gardening
• To demonstrate an ideal backyard garden to serve as model to the community
1. What is vegetable gardening?
2. What are benefits of vegetable garden in the backyard?
3. What are the resources needed in vegetable garden?
4. What are the commonly used tools in making vegetable garden?
5. What are the steps and procedures in making vegetable garden?
6. How can we care and maintain our vegetable garden?
Discussion of tools and resources before starting a vegetable garden
Demonstration (steps and procedures) of Backyard Vegetable Gardening
Appropriate to teenagers and adults but the main focus is training of teenagers. The
demonstration and lecture place must be connected to the topic.
(KSA) NEEDS OF THE PARTICIPANTS
• Vegetable Gardening
• Gardening Tools
• Protection & Maintenance
• Type of Seeds
• Familiarity with the technology
• How to make a Seedbed Plot
• Proper Spacing of Plant
• How to make Compost
In this activity, the participants will be asked to sing the ‘Bahay Kubo’. Then after that, the
facilitators will choose one representative each group and the representatives will be asked to
write all the vegetables mentioned in the song. They will be given a minute to write all the
vegetables as they can, the representative with the most number of vegetables listed will be
What did you feel in this activity?
What strategy did you use?
What did you observe in this activity?
What is Vegetable Garden?
A vegetable garden (also known as a vegetable patch or vegetable plot) is a garden that
exists to grow vegetables and other plants useful for human consumption. It is a small-scale
form of vegetable growing. It is usually located to the rear of a property in the back garden or
“Jumbled Letters”: Participants will be presented with jumbled words in relation with the
benefits of vegetable gardening.
What are the benefits of Vegetable Garden in the Backyard?
Gardening can be a fun and rewarding experience that allows you to enjoy fresh air,
exercise and a healthier diet. It's an activity that rewards you with delicious, healthy, and cheap
food to eat. It can also be a source of livelihood or additional income to your family.
“What is the Tagalog Term”: Participants will guess the Tagalog terms of tools used in
What are the tools commonly used in making Vegetable Garden?
1. Rake. A garden rake is a useful tool for levelling soil in preparation for sowing
vegetable seeds into the bed.
2. Sprinkler. Allow the water to come out at a very gentle flow rate and are useful for
reaching across long distances and perfect for watering young seedlings.
3. Spade.This tool can be used to dig up weeds, divide perennial plants, turn over soil,
and work compost into the soil.
4. Stakes. Assorted bamboo stakes, posts and old broom handles make excellent
supports for tall plants that need vertical support.
5. Wheelbarrow. A wheelbarrow is also a helpful tool for moving large plants to a new
location, collecting harvested vegetables and carting other materials around the yard.
6. Shears. Sometimes called clippers, are used for pruning, shaping and removing foliage
“Guess What?” .There will be 5 participants in each group. Each one of them will be
blindfolded and they will be given things related to vegetable gardening for them to identify
with a given time frame. After that, the participants will list on the blackboard on what they
think is that thing they were asked to guess.
What are the Proper Plants to be Planted in the Vegetable Garden?
1. Bittermelon (Ampalaya)
- Also called Bittergourd, has an acquired taste. The plant produces cucumber – like fruits
that are pale white with pronounced bumps. The flavour is slightly bitter an makes an
interesting addition to soups and stir – fires. Unique and easy to grow.
2. Cucumber (Pepino)
- It has a mild, lightly sweet taste and is becoming popular as the vegetable in salads or
cooked in stews. The pepino melon plant or bush is about 1 meter high and looks a lot like a
potato plant. The flowers are small, blue, violet – purple or white marked with purple and
they are similar to unopened potato flowers.
3. Tomato (Kamatis)
- Is one of the best of the heirloom vegetable now available. Produces really tasty large pink
tomatoes truly worthy of growing. Fruits can weigh up to a pound. Indeterminate. This
packet will produce approximately 25 plants. Packet contains 160 mg of seeds.
4. Swamp Cabbage (KangKong)
- Usually used as an ingredient in sinigang (sour stew), it can stand on its own superb dishes
like adobong kangkong.
5. White Radish (Labanos)
- Very pungent. On its own, it is wonderful as a salads (slice thinly, rubbed in salt t remove
the pungent taste, add a few slices of tomatoes, sugar and vinegar) It is also an
ingredient in singang.
What are the Steps and Procedures in making Vegetable Garden?
• Your garden site should offer at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight.
• Avoid placing your garden in a low spot in your landscape.
• Locate your garden away from buildings and trees.
• Your garden soil should have lots of organic matter content.
• Avoid areas of heavy clay content if possible.
• Amend your garden soil with organic matter each year.
SEEDING AND TRANSPLANTS
• You can grow quality transplants indoors with proper temperature and light.
• Keep the temperature 70-75 degrees
• Soil should be moist but not wet at seeding time.
• Create a furrow or hole to drop seed in.
• Cover seed and firm the soil.
• Vegetable gardens should receive at least 1 inch of water per week.
• Don't water over top of the plants.
• Avoid watering in the evening.
• Use of soaker hoses or trickle irrigation is highly recommended.
• Harvest when fruits and vegetables are ripe.
• Avoid over ripe fruits and vegetables like beans, corn, cauliflower, cucumbers and
“Paramihan”: Participants will be given a time frame to list as many as they can the ways to
maintain and care for vegetable garden.
How can we care and maintain our vegetable garden?
1. Moderately sprinkle the seedbed every morning and in the afternoon.
2. Dig and pulverize the soil every 2-3 times once a week for proper soil aeration.
3. Pull the weeds so that it will not compete with plant growth.
4. Use organic compost for vigorous growth of the vegetables.
5. Build fences around the seedbed to prevent from other animals such as goat,
chicken, dog etc.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetable garden
Ask the students share their own experience in gardening. Let them share information
on what they know about plants appropriate in gardening and its importance.
Each group will make a rough draft of a vegetable garden. They will think of an
appropriate place in their baranggay on where they will start their vegetable garden,
appropriate plants to be planted and other resources. They must label each part. (Resources:
manila paper and pentelpen)
Venue: UPLB Holticulture Farm and Training Center
TIME ACTIVITY TOPIC OBJECTIVE
8:35-8:50 Introduction of the Guests • To introduce the
and Participants participants, guests and
facilitator to each other
8:50-10:45 “What's Your Song?” “Intro on Backyard • To input the beneficiaries
Vegetable Garden” with skills and knowledge of
I. Benefits of Vegetable
“What’s the Tagalog Term” gardening
“Guess What” II. Resources/Tools • For the participants to
needed in Backyard participate and get to know
Vegetable Gardening each other
III. Proper plants that can • To introduce and familiarize
be planted students to procedures tools,
and principles used in
• To discuss the benefits
derived from backyard
“Paramihan” III.Steps and Procedures • To demonstrate to students
in Planting the procedures for selecting
(Demonstration) and planting garden sites
IV. Care and Maintenance • To provide students with
• instruction in the various
management practices used
to maintain and care for
CWTS Group 2:
Ahmm… eto po yung edited na Training Design… yan po ang susundin…
Pero sa DEMO natin sa Monday, kailangan natin pagkasyahin lahat yan sa loob lang
ng 30 minutes…
So eto po yung mga distribution ng tasks, pati na rin yung time allotment…
Facilitator: Time Allotment Tasks Topic
Jamii – (emcee) 2 minutes Invocation, Intro of
James 3minutes ‘Bahay Kubo’
Aila 2 minutes discussion What is Backyard
Mabel 3 minutes ‘Jumbled Letters’; Benefits of V.
Genelie 3 minutes ‘What’s the Tagalog Resources/Tools
Deemple 3 minutes ‘Guess What’, Proper plants…
Dan 4 minutes Making a seedbed, Steps & procedures
Arbine 3 minutes Discussion
Kathy 3 minutes ‘Paramihan’; Care &
Jamii 2 minutes Deepening
James 2 minutes Synthesis
Aean, goodluck na lang kung magawa nga natin yan, basta dapat mabilis lang talaga
yung phasing… Kaya natin ‘to!!!
Kaya naman, paki-master na po yung mga ididiscuss niyo?!
Genelie- yung pictures ng tools… si Arbine na raw bahala magprint…
Pati guys, yung mga gagamitin para sa games, si Kathy na raw bahala so, tas sa visual
aids naman, ako na lang… ^^,
Pati eto pa pala yung mag kailangan : garden soil, tomato seeds, spade (dulos daw?
Basta pangbungkal ng lupa??) sprinkler… ayun..
Yung lupa eh, siguro mga 2 medium sized na plastic na puno ang dami… ^^, may tray
na pala dito…
Haha, pirma ko ean!!! Napagtripan ko lang ilagay