I tried coriander farming after talking to local farmers. I was told the herb was usually in high demand and price for the produce was great. The last clincher was that the buyer would be the one to come and harvest and pack the coriander for transportation and market.
The first crop I planted was just a few rows in the greenhouse tunnel. Since I had never planted it before, when it was ready I put feelers out for the best way to sell the produce. A farmer in the area who was famed for his coriander farming, came by to inspect what I had. He advised me that what I had was a joke. He told me that for good returns , I needed to plant at least a quarter acre. In his view the bigger the area the better.
I began broccoli farming as of my crop rotation program including tomato toes, leeks, peas and beans.
I initially grew them in the greenhouse tunnel, but later also grew them as an outside crop.
The growing of broccoli is fairly easy as compared to tomato framing. This is more so once they have been transplanted. In the nursery stage is where they can be a bit fussy with fungal infections like damping off and being eaten by caterpillars and other insects.
Once sowed the plants usually germinate in about 3 days. I then usually water the seed bed daily in the morning or late afternoon. It helps if the seedbed is mulched as this allows for water retention and use by the plants. If planted in soil-less media like coco peat, the performance is usually better In terms of more uniformity in germination.
From germination to transplanting broccoli can take about 3 weeks. During this time other than watering, and insecticide and fungicide should be incorporated into the tending program. This is to ward off cut worms and fungal diseases of which the most devastating is damping off.
my great uncle and I were talking when the subject of bee keeping came up. He told me that there was a company that was selling hives and offering training on beekeeping. My interest was stirred when I found out that you can harvest honey 2- 3 times a year or even more depending on the type of hive and climate where you live.
The idea was to have as many hives as the surrounding areas can support. It is said that bees can go forage as far as 10 km radius from the site of the hive. That is where the environment you live in determines where and how many hives you can keep. If you live in a densely populated area, you may not be able to keep bees.
I started dairy farming (or rather owning a cow), when I was still an employee at an IT firm. This was through my grandmother purchasing some heifers for me which she considered of good heritage. This was because most of the farmers at the time didn't keep records or register their cows.
My first cow looked like a cross of Holstein and Jersey. This is because despite the black and white coat, her height tended towards the short Jerseys. Her face too looked more of jersey and had the bulging big eyes.
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