Let’s start with some numbers. On average most Zambian farmers harvest between 2-tons to 4-tons of soya beans per hectare. ie 2000kg to 4000kg per hectare. The total production cost per hectare is approximately K4000 to K6000. Therefore, if a 50kg bag is selling for about k350 – k600 and if you had a 2-ton… Read More Growing Soya Beans in Zambia
Can you grow a cabbage in a bag? Yes, you can! Growing cabbages in bags is easy, as long as you don’t crowd them. It’s actually a good idea to grow them in bags if you’re short on space, have poor soil, or just don’t want to plant them in the ground.
It takes a bit of extra effort and time to grow reasonably-sized cabbages. However, growing big cabbages can take some serious focus. If you want to learn how to grow bigger cabbage heads, there are a few rules that you have to follow. Here are 10 tips for growing big cabbages:
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!