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PARSNIPS FARMING TIPS PARSNIPS FARMING

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Parsnip is a creamy white root that grows from 4 to 9 inches long, similar to a carrot in appearance and tasty like a celery heart. The parsnip is a biennial grown as an annual. A rosette of celery like leaves grow from the top of the fleshy root. Parsnips are a delicious type of […]

BROCCOLI FARMING-A RARELY GROWN VEGETABLE WITH ENORMOUS REWARD BROCCOLI FARMING

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Broccoli can be boiled, steamed or consumed raw and is high in vitamin C and roughage. It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties. Broccoli is rich in vitamins and minerals, and is a good source of Vitamin A, potassium, folic acid, iron, and fiber. Because of this, broccoli has been dubbed the “crown […]

RICE FARMING IN KENYA RICE FARMING

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Rice is one of the most important cereal crops in Kenya coming third after maize and wheat. It forms a very important diet for a majority of families in Kenya and is the source of livelihood in the Greater Mwea region. The demand for rice in Kenya has increased dramatically over the last few years […]

GROWING AND HARVESTING THE BEST SUKUMA WIKI KALE FARMING IN KENYA

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A Nandi County farmer, Zabdi Chumba is earning approximately Sh120, 000 in profits every three months after abandoning maize farming in 2015, a crop he had grown since he was in primary school. The farmer supplies vegetables such as cabbages and kales to schools, groceries and consumers within Nandi County and its environs. The amount […]

HOW DO I TRANSPLANT MY SEEDLINGS? TRANSPLANTING SEEDLINGS

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HOW DO I TRANSPLANT MY SEEDLINGS? Transplanting means growing seedlings in some specialized environment or container and then transfer it to its final place. It is different from direct seeding methods where seeds are directly sown in its final place. The initial few days are very crucial for any plant. In transplanting you can control […]

ESSENTIALS OF FARMING BUTTERNUT. SQUASH FARMING

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ESSENTIALS OF FARMING BUTTERNUT. Butternut or squash farming is gaining currency especially as demand for the product increases locally and internationally. As a plant that has its origins in Mexico, the butternut squash has become a culinary delight for many Kenyans who love its nutty taste. Butternut pumpkin is pear shaped golden yellow fruit that […]

HOME MADE DAIRY FEEDS FOR YOUR COWS HOME MADE DAIRY FEEDS FOR YOUR COWS

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HOME MADE DAIRY FEEDS FOR YOUR COWS Do you know that what is fed to the cow determines to a large extent the quality and quantity of milk produced? It is from the feeds that a dairy cow derives energy for maintenance, growth, milk production and reproduction. Breeding and nutrition are the major determinants of […]

HEALTH BENEFITS AND USES OF THORN MELON/KIWANO THORN MELON FARMING

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The taste of the fruit is similar to bananas and passion fruit. The peel of the melon contains essential nutrients, organic compounds, vitamins, and minerals. This reason is why the World Health Organization (WHO) considered it an essential fruit for fighting malnutrition and treating illnesses. How to use thorn melon The Best way to integrate […]

WHAT CAUSES CURLING LEAVES IN CITRUS FRUIT TREES? WHAT CAUSES CURLING LEAVES IN CITRUS FRUIT TREES?

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 Many farmers ask themselves the reason behind curled leaves in their lemon,oranges,tangerines and lime trees.Citrus leaf curl is caused by many different things, making positive identification of your problem is important before you can determine how to treat leaf curling on citrus. Identifying your tree’s underlying problem is the first step to restoring its foliage’s […]

A GUIDE TO GROWING BOMA RHODES GRASS A GUIDE TO GROWING BOMA RHODES GRASS

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For many farmers, growing your own hay to feed your livestock is one satisfying step closer to a self-sufficient farm. If you’re lucky enough to have several large, open fields on your farm, growing your own hay can be a very viable project. But as with any crop, growing hay has its share of complexities […]

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