Calendar of Operations

Calendar of Operations

Calendar of Operations (1)

Calendar of operations

It is easiest to calculate the amount of labour required by making a calendar of operations. By making a comprehensive calendar that includes all activities for all species, it is easy to see how much labour and materials are needed at each season and level. The main operations to be done in the nursery are tabulated below.

Table 2. list of operations in the nursery

Months

Operations

1

2

December-January

Nursery layout, ordering of poly pots and other materials

February-May

Exploration of seed viability, and arrangement of seed collection

February-April

Collection of soil and sand for potting mixture

April

Preparation of potting mixture

April-May

Bed preparation and filling of poly pots

May

Collection of materials for mulch

June

Cleaning of seeds and sowing

July-August

Removal of mulch from the bed, transplanting extra plants into empty pots

July-September

Collection of vegetation for compost making

August-October

General maintenance, weeding, watering and completion of compost making

November

Preparation and erection of shades

November-February

During these months shades should be erected daily and removed early in the morning

March

Give spacing for the growing plants in the nursery beds and root pruning

April-July

Root pruning

April-May

If necessary, shading is continued

June-July

Preparation of plants for transporting to the field

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