Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops throughout the year, or from one year to the next, in order to improve soil fertility, control pests, and a variety of other benefits. Most small-scale Zambian farmers are seasonal farmers, therefore, do not practice crop rotation. They use pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides.
Growing crops from seeds is not only cheaper but can be exciting as you anxiously wait to see those first two leaves sprout. As much as you can buy seedling, you won’t find some of the best and most unusual varieties of vegetables as seedlings and your only option is to grow them from seeds.… Read More When To Transplant Seedlings
With all the incredible health and healing properties found in Aloe Vera, it’s no wonder that is found growing numerous homes around the globe. You can also find this plant growing wild in most tropical regions. This because Aloe Vera thrives in hot conditions. The best feature of this plant is its ability to adapt.
Welcome to 2021! We were all hopeful that things would get better, but the pandemic seems to be getting worse. Well, we’re still hopeful and we can’t sit wallowing in self-pity. All we can do is take all the necessary precautions to protect ourselves and those close to us from Covid-19. If you haven’t already,… Read More Stay home, stay safe and start a vegetable garden
The tomato growing business has become lucrative to most farmers but also detrimental to some, as most farmers do not make a conscious approach towards the business side of growing tomatoes.
The biggest challenge most small scale farmers face is marketing and selling their fresh produce. However, if you do these two important things before planting your fresh produce, you’ll sell them with minimum effort. Start by identifying a marketing strategy that will help you distribute your fresh produce. Then, dedicate time and resources to researching,… Read More Strategies I Use To Sell My Fresh Produce
What I love about potatoes is that they can grow almost anywhere, even with limited space. You can grow them in reusable potato growbags or sacks(mumasaka) which you can find anywhere. These are easy to place on a balcony, patio, greenhouse or just in your backyard. What’s more, they make harvesting pretty easy!
Planting potatoes, growing them into beautiful plants, and then harvesting two handfuls of small, knobby potatoes can get any farmer frustrated. However, if you plan and do things properly from the beginning, you can have a good harvest.
Cabbages are a good source of income for many Zambian farmers and care should be taken to ensure that they are well cultivated and farmers find humble time to take good care of them by simply attending to them and ensuring that they are prevented from major disease infections. The growth of cabbage is however… Read More Managing Cabbage Pests And Diseases
The most common eggplants in Zambia are the yellow eggplant (Impwa) and the purple pear shaped eggplants. But egg plants come in a range of shapes, colors and sizes. There’s no doubt that without eggplants, the culinary world would be missing a bright star. Chefs around the world use this versatile vegetable in dishes closely… Read More How to grow Eggplant (Aubergine)