If you’re looking for a way to prepare your soil for planting by eliminating weeds and pests that are easy and affordable, consider solarization. This method involves several steps: watering, covering the area with clear plastic, and then using the captured heat from the sun to bake the soil.
With the amount of rain we’ve received lately, you could be looking for a solution to save your farm from waterlogging. You may even have been expecting and praying for high rainfall this season for the proper growth of your crops. But, it seems the blessings are too much for the crops to handle.
Most small-scale farmers in Zambia grow maize. In fact, Zambia is a country whose economic growth largely depends on the export of maize. With maize being the staple food of the country and the centre of export, we have more farmers venturing into the production of this crop now more than ever. So, how do… Read More Simple Techniques to Increase Maize Yield for Higher Profits
Hello farmers, we’re here with common questions we’ve been getting about growing cabbage. This is a follow-up article from “A guideline to growing cabbage.” If you have not read that already please click here to go to that article. Here is a list of frequently asked questions about cabbage growing.
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.