Crops, Lifestyle

Meet Moomba Thornicroft – A New Farmer on the Block

You’re about to start living a true farm life. You’ve probably already started pursuing your dream after work hours or on weekends. You can’t wait to grow entrepreneurial endeavor so it can sustain your family. While we’re glad you visit Agricultureinzambia.com, we also want to bring you the  inspiration you need to keep going. Here’s… Read More Meet Moomba Thornicroft – A New Farmer on the Block

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Growing Butternut Squash

Butternut is one of many different kinds of squash that produces small to medium pear-shaped fruit with deep orange flesh. This flesh is sweet but you can’t eat it raw. They belong to the cucurbit family and their plants have a vine-type habit and extensive root systems.

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Why Are My Watermelons Rotting?

Most people don’t want to grow watermelons because of rot. Another common reason is the small watermelon fruits that usually fall off the plants instead of growing into the giant fruits. There are four main reasons the small fruits fall off.

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How To Grow Watermelons

Watermelons are greedy. They need a lot of room to spread, a lot of water, good drainage, lots of sunlight and lots of nutrients. Despite all these needs, they are very easy to grow.  Watermelons grow from seed. However, don’t use seed out of melons you bought because they probably hybrids which are special crosses that… Read More How To Grow Watermelons

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Growing Cabbage: A Guideline

When you grow your cabbage successfully, you’re guaranteed bumper harvests. What’s more is the fact that you can plant cabbages throughout the year. All you need is enough land to rotate your crops as well as disease and pest control and you can enjoy non-stop harvests.

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How To Prune Herbs

If you want your herbs to grow into their most luscious, abundant self, then you need to know how to prune them. Pruning herbs or cutting off leaves and parts of stems helps them grow well. Left unpruned, your plant will grow and blossom but also starts to die. Regular pruning also alerts you to disease… Read More How To Prune Herbs

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Growing bananas – An Overview

Banana plantations can last a long time. However, if you want good harvests, you must dig up the plantation after 7 to 10 years. Some commercial farmers dig up after 4 years. You’ll also have to practice crop rotation and plant legumes such as beans for 2 years before you plant on the land again.