Hydroponic farming: How to produce vegetable seedlings

Vegetables are essential for good health, and to ensure you get the best, you have to follow some sound principles for growing them – especially if you decide on hydroponics. Vegetable crops may be seeded directly in the field or planted in seedling beds and transplanted later. Crops that are…

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Indigenous crop production: How to grow African eggplant seedlings

It is common knowledge that farming is an unforgiving business and that it is common sense to test seed before you plant a crop. The earlier you find problems, the more easily you can solve them. GERMINATION TEST Randomly select 100 seeds from the top, the middle and bottom of…

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Forty hectares of vegetable success on open land and in hydroponic systems

This family’s vegetable farming enterprise in the Gamtoos Valley in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa has expanded over the past nine years from a quarter hectare to nearly 40 hectares of vegetable production. They attribute their success to their willingness to exceed their customers’ demands and expectations. As…

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Poor access to seedlings hampering Zambian efforts to curb deforestation

Zambia’s efforts to curb deforestation are being hampered by poor access to seedlings, says a survey by Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAF). PSAF Executive Director Lillian Kiefer said communities affected by deforestation don’t have access to seedlings of indigenous and exotic species to enable them to fight rapid deforestation. “Following…

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