Fulfillment of family nutrition through the Kambera House yard

Project Report

It is hoped that the Kambera House Garden can also be a joint activity for volunteers or young people around the Kambera House.

Project Category

Healthy Friends, Smart Friends

Project Year



The Kambera House garden is located in the backyard of the Kambera House with an area of approximately 20×10 meters with uneven slopes. This stretch of land will be used to create a small-scale garden or a home-scale garden that will be planted with vegetables to meet their own needs. However, it can also be developed in houses around the Kambera House to be used as a model. Another purpose of this gardening activity is to activate vacant yards to be more productive, namely to meet the nutritional needs of families or on a household scale. It is hoped that the Kambera House Garden can also be a joint activity for volunteers or young people around the Kambera House to learn gardening,

In the process of preparing for this gardening activity, land management is needed, including:

  • Land preparation
    • Land clearing
    • Making beds
    • Landfilling with compost
    • Land cover
  • Nursery
    • Breeding house
    • Making polybag seeds
    • Filling seed polybags
    • Seeding seeds
    • Seed care
  • Planting vegetables on the ground
  • Transfer of plants from polybags to beds
  • Maintenance
    • Sprinkling
    • Fertilization
    • Weeding
  • Making plant stakes (for plants that need it)
    • Long beans
    • Beans
    • Pare
  • Making a bamboo fence around the plantation area with a height of 80 cm

Garden tools

Some of the tools and equipment needed in gardening activities include:

  • Sickle
  • Hoe
  • machete
  • Scissors
  • Plant scope
  • Seed tray (egg tray)
  • polybag
  • Organic fertilizer
  • Flush hose (complete with hose head)
  • Plastic mulch
  • Bamboo for seed house
  • Bamboo for plant stakes
  • Bamboo for hedge
  • Wire for bamboo stakes
  • compost soil
  • Burnt husk land
  • Seed plant
  • Paranet

Seeds provided

Several types of vegetable and fruit seeds purchased for sowing and planting in Rumah Kambera’s organic garden include:

  • Mustard seeds
  • Spinach
  • Spinach
  • Basil
  • Scallion (leek)
  • Celery
  • Cayenne pepper
  • big chili
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Pare
  • round eggplant
  • Eggplant Black Beauty
  • Beans
  • Long beans
  • Butterfly Flower
  • Bitter
  • Cotton Flowers
  • Kale Curly

Breeding House Pembuatan

This seed house was built by utilizing an unused chicken coop building. By repairing the main wooden structure, then removing the weathered bamboo walls and continuing to cover the entire surface of the building using 60% paranet. To facilitate the nursery process, 3 sets of two-level bamboo shelves were also made, with a size of xxx. One bamboo shelf can accommodate 10 trays of seeds.

The land before being cleared was overgrown with weeds. There are several types of tree plants that have previously grown to a height of approximately 3 meters, including papaya, mahogany, moringa and starfruit and neem trees.

After cleaning the land, the picture shows that the soil is very dry and not good. According to the previous land owner, this land is a place to dispose of chicken manure, so it is ensured that the soil here has good quality for farming activities, but it is necessary to add a compost mixture of tamarind leaves to get more leverage.


Seeding Guide

Seed Type Seedling Age
Mustard 14 days
Spinach Sowing
Spinach Sowing
Kale Green Curly 19 days
Cayenne pepper 21 days
Big Chili 21 days
Tomatoes 21 days
Cucumber 14 days
Pare 21 days
Eggplant 21 days
Eggplant Black Beauty 21 days
Beans Sowing
Long beans Sowing
Butterfly Flower 21 days
Gumitir Flowers 21 days
Cotton Flowers 21 days
Leek Seedling
Celery 21 days
Basil 21 days

Some types of seeds are sown earlier because they have a longer seedling age, including:

  1. Black eggplant
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Little chili
  4. big chili
  5. Kale
  6. Celery

On the seventh day, the average height of the seeds that have grown is 5 cm. The treatment given to the seeds sown was watering in the morning and evening.

Based on the results of the Cocoon team’s assessment, the seeds that grew did not get enough sunlight, because the seeds appeared to be etiolated or abnormal growth where the plants grew in a dark place without sunlight.

Seeds that have become seeds

Seed Type Amount
Tomatoes 72 Plants
Kale 60 Plants
Big Chili 12 Plants
Celery 5 Plants


The next step is planting, from seeds that have been sown into young plants that are ready to be planted on land with a certain distance. The following is the recommended garden distance for each type of vegetable plant in order to grow optimally:

Seed Type Planting Distance
Mustard 20 x 20
Spinach Sowing
Spinach Sowing
Kale Green Curly 20 x 20
Cayenne pepper 50 x 50
Big Chili 50 x 50
Tomatoes 50 x 50
Cucumber 30 x 30
Eggplant 30 x 40
Eggplant Black Beauty 30 x 40
Beans 30 x 40
Long beans 30 x 40
Butterfly Flower
Gumitir Flowers 40 x 40
Cotton Flowers 40 x 40
Leek 20 x 20
Celery 20 x 20
Basil 20 x 20

Plant Development

In the second month, some vegetable plants that have fruit began to bear fruit, such as tomatoes, pariahs, chilies. For some other plants have also started to be harvested, such as watercress and celery.

Maintenance is also continuously carried out, watering is done every day, weeding the wild plants that grow around the main plants, tying the plants that are sticking out until the soil has begun to harden again. While fertilization itself is not carried out because the soil used for planting is acidic compost soil which already contains enough minerals. For the next development will be fertilized with NPK pearls, once a month.

Periodic Harvest

Harvesting on a small scale is possible to run in a longer time, but can meet the needs at the household scale.

“The nutritional needs of families can be provided from our own yards, healthier, fresher and cheaper.”
Deki, a young lambanapu farmer

Project Cost


Description Amount
Fruit and Vegetable Seeds : IDR 5,700,000
Garden preparation materials : IDR 5,500,000
Equipment and Supplies : IDR 7,400,000
Transport : IDR 1,400,000
Expert Fee : Rp 2.50 0.000
Garden Nurse Fee : Rp 2.000.000
Total : IDR 24,500,000
Beranda 5 Report 5 Fulfillment of family nutrition through the Kambera House yard