Required Spacing for Plantain Cultivation

The recommended spacing is 3 m between the plantain rows and 2 m within the row (in other words. 3 m x 2 m). An alternative is 2.5 m x 2.5 m. If spaced 3 m x 2 m, 1 hectare should contain 1667 plants, but with a spacing of 2.5 m x 2.5 m, it should contain 1600 plants. Rows should be straight in flat fields to give plants the maximum amount of sunlight. However, on sloping land, rows should follow the contour lines in order to decrease soil…

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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 Grow Paw-Paw (papayas): Beginners Business Guide

The fruit of papayas is high in vitamin C. You can also pick the fruit when it is green and cook it like a marrow. Female and male flowers do not grow on the same tree, so you must have male and female trees in the garden. Climate Papayas grow best in hot areas. They can tolerate mild frost if they are protected from cold winds. Soil requirements They can grow in most kinds of soil, but it must be well drained. The roots can get diseases if the soil…

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When to plant and Planting methods of Sweet Potatoes

Sweetpotatoes are being planted on mounds, ridges or flat beds meanwhile good soil aeration is also required for storage root initiation, growth and higher yields, therefore the height of the mound or ridge to be used is very important. The mounds and ridges to be used must ensure good drainage, making it easier to harvest the mature roots, especially when harvesting is done in a piecemeal fashion as is often the case with sweetpotatoes. Whether mounds or ridges or beds are used, their sizes always varies among locations, usually based…

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