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)
With the low price of tomatoes, most are going to waste. Should this really be happening? If you’re not looking for ways to make money off this wastage, it’s time you started. The tomato processing industry is huge. A large part of the world tomato crop is processed into tomato paste, which is subsequently used… Read More Tomato value added products
When to plant garlic, the best variety, garlic diseases, how to water… We’ve answered all the questions you’ve asked about growing garlic.
With a little bit of preparation and planning its possible to have a year-round supply of beetroot with minimum effort, all for the cost of a packet of seeds. It’s an easy vegetable to grow and is ideal for beginners. The leaves of the plant are tough and give very few problems through their growing period.… Read More Growing Beetroot – From Planting to Harvesting