|Better Farming Series 23. Coffee (FAO Better Farming series, 1977, 36 p.)|
|Growing the seedlings|
11. Tendins' the seed plot
The little coffee seedlings are very delicate. You must protect them from the sun. You must put them in the shade.
In order to protect the seed plot from the sun, put up a screen above each bed, 1.5 to 1.8 metres high. You can make the screen of palm fronds.
The seeds need a lot of water.
Water them often.
Hoe between the rows, so that weeds cannot grow and take nourishment away from the young seedlings. Look for Insects and kill them, so that they cannot ruin your young seedlings.
Pull out diseased seedlings and bum them.
Coffee seed had under its screen