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WHY IS TREE PRUNING IMPORTANT? PRUNING

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WHY IS TREE PRUNING IMPORTANT? Pruning is the practice of removing specific portions of a tree or shrub (such as roots, buds, or branches) that are dead and dying due to pests, disease, and lack of sunlight or trimming for healthy plant development and aesthetic purposes. Your plants need help and regular maintenance. They must […]

WHAT IS MULCHING AND WHAT ARE ITS ADVANTAGES? WHAT IS MULCHING AND WHAT ARE ITS ADVANTAGES?

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WHAT IS MULCH? Mulch is a layer of decaying organic matter on the ground. Mulch occurs naturally in all forests; it is a nutrient rich, moisture absorbent bed of decaying forest leaves, twigs and branches, teeming with fungal, microbial and insect life. Natural mulch serves as a “nutrient bank,” storing the nutrients contained in organic […]

GROWING PEACHES IN KENYA GROWING PEACHES IN KENYA

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The nectarine, a close relative of the peach, is included in the following description because its requirements are so similar. Peach and nectarine cultivars are grouped according to a few distinctive fruit characteristics: soft or firm flesh, white or yellow flesh, and freestone or clingstone type (indicates whether or not the stone separates easily from […]

CUSTARD APPLE GROWING CONDITIONS CUSTARD APPLE GROWING CONDITIONS

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Climate It is the most tropical of all the Annonaceae, the custard apple Family. Below a mean minimum temperature of 15-25°C trees produce almost no fruit.  They also will under-perform if temperature and humidity is outside that preferred i.e. >30°C and less than 30% respectively.  Young trees are killed by only a light frost and […]

HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRAGON FRUITS HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRAGON FRUITS

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As Dragon fruit is becoming increasingly popular in recent years,lets look at some of its nutrition and health benefits.  May Help Fight Chronic Disease Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause cell damage, which may lead to inflammation and disease. One way to combat this is by eating antioxidant-rich foods like dragon fruit. Antioxidants work […]

GROWING AND NURTURING DRAGON FRUITS GROWING AND NURTURING DRAGON FRUITS

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GROWING AND NURTURING DRAGON FRUITS If you’ve never heard of dragon fruit, you might be familiar with its other names: strawberry pear and pitaya or pitahaya.Dragon fruit (or pitaya) comes from a cactus of the type Hylocereus. It’s a fast-growing crop, and the plants can produce for more than 20 years once established. Dragon fruit will likely agree […]

WHAT TEMPERATURE ZONE IS GOOD TO GROW PASSION FRUIT? PASSION FRUITS FARMING

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WHAT TEMPERATURE ZONE IS GOOD TO GROW PASSION FRUIT? There are two main passion fruit varieties. Passiflora edulis is the purple passion fruit. Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa is the golden passion fruit/yellow passion, also called tropical passion fruit. Commercial growers in cooler climates often use hybrid varieties of the purple and golden passion fruit. That way they […]

PLANTING AND GROWING PEACHES AND NECTARINE FRUITS PLANTING AND GROWING PEACHES AND NECTARINE FRUITS

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Peaches and nectarines are easy to grow. The life of the orchard is expected to be at least 20 years Peaches and nectarines are semi-hardy deciduous woody perennial trees. Nectarines like slightly warmer conditions than the peaches. Peaches and nectarines are less hardy than apples; their range is farther south and at lower elevations than […]

WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION FOR FARMERS? WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION FOR FARMERS?

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Farming, like any other business requires research, business planning and market analysis before launching it. The challenges with youthful farming majorly stem from access to low quality information in this first stage of the business. Youth in Kenya have been brought up in an age where there is accessible cheap internet. As a result, the […]

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