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Growing leeks in your garden Growing leeks in your garden

Most people associate leeks with soup. For this reason, many of my farmer clients grow them only for inclusion in winter soup packs. But leeks have many other

11/02/2020

Getting ready to plant cucurbits Getting ready to plant cucurbits

Before planting a land to any of the cucurbits, you should kill off all broad-leaved weeds nearby, preferably well beforehand.

10/02/2020

The basics of maize production The basics of maize production

Also known as corn, maize was first domesticated in southern Mexico nearly 10 000 years ago. Many varieties have been bred to suit a range of conditions.

06/02/2020

No-till: increasing soil organic content No-till: increasing soil organic content

With no-till farming, you need to try to gradually increase the organic content of the soil.

04/02/2020

Beware of that foliar feed mixture! Beware of that foliar feed mixture!

Company representatives often bombard farmers with products claimed to increase yield at little cost.

03/02/2020

The need for manure to be broken down The need for manure to be broken down

Suggested application rates for some common crops, including tomatoes and potatoes.

18/01/2020

How to fertilise a crop correctly How to fertilise a crop correctly

Readers frequently ask me for specific fertiliser programmes for their crops. I would happily oblige if all crops were the same!

16/01/2020

The benefits of organic matter The benefits of organic matter

In contrast, in a chemically based system, the interaction between the minerals becomes critical and complex, and a farmer needs a great deal of experience

15/01/2020

Growing in hot and dry conditions – Part 1 Growing in hot and dry conditions – Part 1

Here are some guidelines for growing vegetables under drought conditions.

14/01/2020

Slow US planting, growing seasons end in delayed corn, soybean harvest Slow US planting, growing seasons end in delayed corn, soybean harvest

Late-planted feed crops in the US may see harvest challenges from weather, moisture levels, drying costs and quality, says analyst.

14/01/2020

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