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ZUCCHINI/COURGETTE FARMING ZUCCHINI/COURGETTE FARMING

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Would you believe that pumpkins and zucchini come from the same species of plant? That’s right—they’re both cultivated varieties (“cultivars”) of Cucurbita pepo. Despite the great diversity of squash, most commonly-grown cultivars belong to one of three species: Cucurbita pepo, C. moschata, or C. maxima. Over generations and generations, these plants have been cultivated to produce fruit in all kinds of shapes, […]

STARTING A PROFITABLE POULTRY BUSINESS IN KENYA poultry farming

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Starting a chicken farm requires some dedication but once the profits start coming in you will be glad you did it.While most people have chicken farms, there are several types of birds you can specialize in. These include: Domestic fowl Duck Turkey Guinea fowl Goose Quail However, for now, we will just focus on domestic fowl […]

PUMPKIN PLANTING, GROWING AND HARVESTING PUMKIN FARMING

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Pumpkins are actually a type of winter squash. Many varieties can send out vines that are 10 to 20 feet long, which can be challenging for a raised-bed garden. One option is to grow them on a trellis, such as the Cucumber Trellis. Use a mesh bag or fabric to help support especially heavy fruit. […]

BENEFITS OF CROP ROTATION IN AGRICULTURE BENEFITS OF CROP ROTATION IN AGRICULTURE

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Crop rotation is based on growing a series of different types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons. The planned rotation may vary from a growing season to a few years or even longer periods. Farmers usually do not follow one specific crop rotation plan. They choose to alternate crops based on their […]

BEETROOTS FARMING GUIDE BEETROOTS FARMING GUIDE

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Beetroot is generally easy to grow and is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 vegetables grown in home gardens. It is a sweet, healthy vegetable loaded with antioxidants. It’s actually these antioxidants, packed inside beetroot’s red pigments that contain cancer-preventing and heart-protecting properties. Beetroot does not require specialist equipment and input costs are […]

ONION FARMING TIPS ONION FARMING

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There are two major types of onions grown in the country, namely spring and bulb, with the latter having a longer shelf-life. Onion farming in Kenya can be done in greenhouses and open gardens. The most commonly used onion is the bulb onion. It is locally consumed and available from roadside sellers to supermarkets.It can […]

EGG PLANT/BIRIGANYA FARMING TIPS EGG PLANT/BIRIGANYA FARMING TIPS

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Locally, eggplant is known as biringanya but its other names are brinjal, garden egg and guinea squash. The price of the eggplants depends on the shape and colour. The straight ones that are purple in colour are more preferred in the market. Before anything else, one needs to get the correct seeds which are to […]

HYDROPONICS- RAISING PLANTS WITHOUT GETTING YOUR HANDS IN THE DIRT HYDROPONIC FARMING

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Hydroponics is the process of growing crops without the use of soil. Hydroponics can be any nutrient solution or inert growing medium such as perlite and sand — basically anything other than traditional potting mixes or soil. The technique avoids soil to speed up growth while avoiding plant diseases. Plants produced by hydroponic techniques do […]

SERICULTURE/ SILKWORM FARMING IN KENYA SERICULTURE/ SILKWORM FARMING IN KENYA

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Sericulture, or silk farming, is the cultivation of silkworms to produce silk. The rearing starts with incubation of eggs. For healthy development and uniform hatching, the eggs are incubated under optimum temperatures of 250C and humidity of 80-85 per cent. They hatch in 10-12 days. Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which […]

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