Urban Organic Vegetables, Herbal and Spices Growing

Urban Organic Vegetables, Herbal and Spices Growing

Today we are going to be discussing about how to grow urban organic vegetables, as well as herbal and spices. Materials needed: 1. Planting media (soil, saw dust, water, dry grass etc). For holding the roots of a plant. 2. Charcoal dust (cooling agent) 3. Hard wood ash. (balancing the acidity and alkalinity of the soil. “pH”) 4. Lake sand (aeration) 5. Manure, (plant feeds) 6. Seeds / seedlings. 7. Mulches (coffee husks are the best) Mixing all the Materials Mix the materials (planting media, charcoal dust, lake sand, Manure…

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How to Use Mulches to control Weeds on your Garden

How to Use Mulches to control Weeds on your Garden

Suppressing weeds with a layer of mulch is without a doubt one of the best organic weed control tips out there. But, mulching only works if you do it right. 1. Apply mulch early in the season, before annual weed seeds germinate. If you wait too long, weed seeds with already have germinated and they will grow right up through the layer of mulch. Don’t mulch until you get rid of all existing weeds first. This means taking the time to pull or otherwise remove any and all weeds, not…

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Ideal Spacing Required in planting Pineapples

Pineapple plants are usually set out in twin/double or triple rows. A spacing of 1m from center to center of beds/ridges, rows 60cm apart within beds/ridges and plants 30cm apart within rows is recommended (30 x 60x 100cm) giving a plant population of 55,000 plants/ha.  Ensure that your suckers are ready like 1week before planting. Peel off the first two-leaf layers of the root base so as to expose the young roots, thereby hastening growth rate. While planting, ensure to plant the suckers at a depth of 10 cm.

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How to Control Pests and Diseases in a Pineapple Farm

Mealybug is a common pest of pineapple found on the surface of the pineapple leaf as well as inside the enclosed blossom cups. It is also a vector of wilt disease in pineapple. Mealy bug can be controlled by spraying insecticide in the morning or evening on the pineapple field.Nematodes are also serious pests of pineapple;They are controlled by fumigating the soil with 1, 3-D. Root rot disease can be prevented by avoiding too much water around the root zone of pineapple but can be controlled by improving soil drainage.

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The Ideal Soil Type Required for Pineapple Farming

Pineapple growers do not only make money from the sales of pineapple fruits but also sell suckers to other intending growers. Hence, pineapple is the current money spinner as far as farming enterprise is concerned today. First,you need to understand that Pineapple thrive well on a well drained sandy soil because of the nature of its roots. The roots are extremely fragile and can only grow in a loose and well aerated soil with relatively good water retention. Hence, silty soils and clayey soils are not recommended for growing pineapples.…

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How and When to Fertilize a Pineapple Farm

Pineapple plants has a very high demand for nutrients such as Nitrogen,Potassium and Iron but low requirements for nutrients such as Phosphorus and Calcium. Due to these demands, it is advisable to apply manure or NPK (20:10:10) at two months after planting if the land has a low level of these nutrients but it can be applied at four months if the farmland is rich in these nutrients at the time of planting. Thereafter,apply Urea or manure again at six months to help shift leaf color towards a darker yellow-green.…

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Top 13 Lucrative Agricultural Businesses for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

There are several business opportunities available in the agricultural industry and one good thing about the industry is that there is market for all the produce which the industry produce. On our previous article, we discussed about the Top 50 Agriculture Business Ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Meanwhile on this new article, I decided to narrow the whole 50 Agriculture business ideas down to the Top 13 to enable you make a faster choice if you are finding it a little bit difficult to make the perfect decision. Over the years,…

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