Start Of Planting Season

@ARIES1973 (8746)
Legaspi, Philippines
January 6, 2013 6:03am CST
Everyday, I would have to pass this wide rice field as I went to my office which is located several kilometers from the main city of my place of assignment. When I returned for work after a long Christmas vacation, I noticed that the farmers were busy planting new rice plants on the field. I really enjoy watching them doing that kind of thing. I'm sure few months from now, it would be a beautiful green field again until the rice field would eventually turn gold. I just hope that now weather disturbances would pass our place so that the farmers could make the best out of their efforts in planting. I always believe that farmers are the greatest gamblers as they are not gambling with money alone but with the weather. How about in your country my friends, can you still witness scenes like this? Have a nice day!
4 responses
@Goludipe (44)
• Israel
17 Jan 13
It nice to hear that farmers are already planting. As you said from Green to Gold, that the beauty in planting cereals like rice. Personally, I like taking rice.
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@ARIES1973 (8746)
• Legaspi, Philippines
17 Jan 13
Hi friend! I'm glad you appreciate about planting activity. This is the main source of income of the place I was previously assigned. Although I was already assigned in a new place this time, I still remember this place. Thank you for sharing!
@wolfie34 (26894)
• United Kingdom
9 Jan 13
We have to be careful what we plant this time of the year because of the cold and frost most crops aren't hardy enough to survive our cold winters. Most of the planting doesn't start until about March onwards. I guess it depends on the crop and the climate of the country as to when the start of planting season is.
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@ARIES1973 (8746)
• Legaspi, Philippines
10 Jan 13
Hi wolfie! This is the perfect time for the farmers in our place to plant because we are on last part of the rainy season and summer time is coming. I just hope that the good weather will continue until harvest season. Thank you for sharing!
• Philippines
7 Jan 13
Rice is one of the trickiest plant to well, plant. I know this because my grandfather was a farmer. You try to farm it and you hope and pray that everything will be good and profitable enough for the harvest. One swoop of the typhoon and you have to start from the scratch.
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@ARIES1973 (8746)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Jan 13
Hi jeanne! That is the big truth. Planting rice entails great risk yet rewarding. I hope the good season will continue in order to have a good harvest in the days to come. Thank you for sharing!
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
6 Jan 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well that is absolutely great to hear and i am sure the farmers must have put in a lot of hard work and dedication in planting these plants. I hope within a few months that place would look heavenly so that the commuters can take pleasure out of it. Unfortunately with so many construction and infrastructural developments happening in my city i hardly get to see any plantations around me. What say?
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@ARIES1973 (8746)
• Legaspi, Philippines
7 Jan 13
Well, that is one thing that I want with this place although it is just hard for me to travel everyday. The beautiful view specially when the plants are already on its full bloom. So refreshing and really a fantastic view. I hope I would still be here during that time so I could take pictures and post it here. You would envy me I'm sure, he he. Well, I just hope that everything will be okay. You know, farming is the major activity of the people in this place and rice is our staple food. Thank you for sharing!