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 Zambians have vegetable gardens at home. Did you know that preparing your vegetable garden soil is an important first step to successfully growing your own food? You can’t have healthy, productive veggies without rich soil that allows the roots to grow deep enough to soak up nutrients. Here are a few things you need to do… Read More How to prepare the soil for a vegetable garden
Unlike dogs and other domesticated animals, cats will always have a natural wild side. Just because they spend hours lounging beside a sunny window does not mean that cats won’t go after your feathered animals. Hunting is their primary purpose, therefore, cats may well be attracted to the lively frolics that a flock of chickens… Read More How To Protect Your Chickens From Cats
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.
You wake up at the crack of dawn to work on your farm, the fall of dusk, every day. The weather also has its own plans and seems to be against you. Sometimes you feel like your buyers have made you their prisoner, and you’re working for nothing. Well, you’re not alone! Even though most… Read More 50 Tips for Successful Farming
Soya beans are a type of plant called legumes which have the unique ability to use nitrogen that is in the air. Microorganisms that live on the soya bean roots convert atmospheric nitrogen into a type that the plant can use. The plant then feeds the microorganism. When the plant decays, the nitrogen that has… Read More Frequently asked questions about soya beans
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
We all employ people to take some of the workload off our shoulders. However, things don’t always go as planned. That one farm worker who looked very hardworking during the job interview can easily turn into being something the most lazy farm worker.
Now that the farming season is in full swing, the line between work and life has probably become blurry or nonexistent. Well, it can be so easy to drown yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally into your projects that you forget about yourself. It happens to most of us when we’re so focused on getting work… Read More Life as a farmer
Sure, you love to farm. After all, you wouldn’t be doing it if you didn’t. Everything seems to be going perfectly well. You’re operating on all cylinders and getting everything done quickly. You never say no to anything and take on all projects without hesitation. In other words, you’re unstoppable. Until one day, it hits you… Read More Avoid burnout this farming season