Hot weather is here, and so are the insects. No matter the size of your farm or the animals you raise, when the weather gets warmer, bugs become a bother. Let’s talk a little about fly control, why you should care about controlling these six-legged pests, and how to do it.
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.
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
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
We all know how important it is to conserve wildlife. However, when many people hear the sss word, their “conserve wildlife” stand, literally sits. Most of us fear snakes. It actually makes me wonder why Eve gave a snake an ear in the Garden of Eden. Do snakes really want to confront you? Is it… Read More Why Snakes Are Called A Farmer’s Friend
This morning I read on the Zambezi river authority website that the water levels at Kariba went down another 9cms bringing the level to 479.54m and the lowest level capacity to generate power was stated as 475.50m. This news caused me as an emerging farmer to think beyond my cup of coffee and start analysing… Read More Looming Water Crisis – How are you preparing as a farmer?
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.
Poultry farming in Zambia is very popular with families rearing chickens in scoops in their backyards. And the best part of raising your own chickens is that you get to enjoy fresh and tasty eggs. Even more, you can use the shells as compost for your garden.