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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 […]

EVER THOUGHT OF REARING CAMELS/KING OF THE DESERT? CAMELS FARMING

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CAMELS REARING. Over the past few decades, camels have regained recognition for their food-producing potential in arid and semi-arid areas of Africa. After having been dismissed as uneconomical, their vital role in supporting human populations in some of the poorest and frequently drought-stricken areas of the world has now been widely acknowledged. The devastating African […]

DUCK FARMING IN KENYA DUCK FARMING IN KENYA

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Ducks are typically hardier than other poultry such as chickens or turkeys, some breeds like Campbell can lay as many eggs as the best chicken layers. They grow quickly and will rid your garden or yard of slugs, snails or any other bug they can find. Duck manure will increase the fertility of your soil and […]

BASIC KNOWLEDGE ON GROWING FRENCH BEANS FRENCH BEANS FARMING

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French beans are immature green pods which are referred to as snap or green beans. The beans are a major export crop in Kenya whose local consumption is gradually increasing. The crop is grown by both large and smallholder farmers. The pods vary in colour, depending on cultivar. The growth habit is both dwarf and […]

KIWI PLANT GENDER IDENTIFICATION, TRANSPLANTING, PRUNING AND HARVESTING KIWI PLANT FARMING

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In many ways, growing kiwi fruit is much like growing grapes. They are vigorous growers and need to be properly pruned, trained, and trellised. But, when they’re treated right, you’ll have more fruit than you can handle. Kiwi Plant gender Identification To determine kiwi plant gender, one must only wait for the plant to bloom. […]

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 […]

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 […]

TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL HASS AVOCADO FARMING. TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL HASS AVOCADO FARMING.

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TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL HASS AVOCADO FARMING. Avocado farming is a long-term project, with initial high costs at planting, followed by a 2-5 year wait for the trees to come into production.  To reap healthy rewards, it is essential to do a full risk assessment before you start and maintain a healthy plantation that gives top […]

ESTABLISHING, GROWING AND CULTIVATING LUCERNE CROP ESTABLISHING, GROWING AND CULTIVATING LUCERNE CROP

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ESTABLISHING, GROWING AND CULTIVATING LUCERNE CROP Lucerne was one of the first forage crops to be domesticated. It is used as multi-purpose forage, able to be used for both grazing and conservation (hay, silage, meal and forage dehydration). It can be sown as a pure stand or in mixtures with both temperate and tropical grasses. […]

REAP A FORTUNE FROM THORN MELON FARMING thorn melon farming in kenya

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REAP A FORTUNE FROM THORN MELON FARMING First the fruit is rich in nutrients. It has made headlines across the world, and here in Kenya The Daily Nation and The Standard Newspapers have lauded its perceived health benefits. From a glance, thorn melon (also known as kiwano or horned melon) might pass for just another […]

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