Filling thousands of tubes with soil and sowing seeds is a laborious task and once sown, all the tree planting farmers can do is watch and wait – and water them!
Mercy is 32 and mother of three. This year she has sown 3,000 seeds and 2,890 have germinated. She is hopeful that the remaining 110 seedlings will still come through but Mercy is happy that her efforts have so far been successful.
She will continue to look after them and raise them in to bigger seedlings ready for planting out later in the year.