General Management Practices for Watermelon

Watermelon

For a successful watermelon production, a lot of care must be taken in order to achieve that. Some of the management practices which enables the proper growth and production of watermelon includes: 1) Quality Seeds The quality of the seed used for planting is the most crucial factor as the other factors are based on this. The rate of germination and production yield of your watermelon farm is largely dependent on the type and quality of the seed planted. Therefore you are always encouraged to purchase only high quality seeds…

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18 Shocking Health Benefits of Fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) “Ugu Leaves”

Fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) popularly known as “Ugu” is one of the commonly consumed vegetables in Nigeria, especially in the eastern part of Nigeria and without knowing its health benefits, many of us eat ugu on daily basis . Telfairia occidentalis is a tropical vine grown in West Africa as a leaf vegetable and for its edible seeds. Common names for the plant include fluted gourd, fluted pumpkin, ugu (in the Igbo language), and ikong-ubong (in the Efik and Ibibio languages). T. occidentalis is a member of the family Cucurbitaceae…

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The Environment That Watermelon Grow Best In

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is known to be a warm-season annual plant which produces large, juicy fruits. The fruits come out in different shapes it may be round or oblong, have pink, red or yellow flesh and solid, marbled or striped skins. There are some varieties that have thin, white edible seeds in the flesh. Every farmer or intending watermelon farmer should keep in mind that for optimum growth and fruit production, watermelon requires just the right environment below: Climate Requirement of Watermelon Watermelon plants prefer the heat and need a…

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YAM FARMING-Complete Beginners Guide

Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea that form edible tubers. They are perennial herbaceous vines cultivated for the consumption of their starchy tubers in many temperate and tropical world regions. The West African region cultivates 90% of the yam produced in the whole world and Nigeria alone produces about 68% making it the highest yam producers in the world. Available Varieties of Yam The available varieties of yams in West Africa are: – Discorea alata (Water Yam) – Discorea builfera (Aerial Yam) –…

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How to Plant Maize – Complete Guide

Maize is a warm-season annual that is best planted after the soil temperature reaches 60°F, usually two or three weeks after the last frost in spring. Corn planted in cold, wet soil is unlikely to germinate. • Corn grows best in air temperatures from 60° to 95°F. • Corn can take from 60 to 100 days to reach harvest depending upon variety and the amount of heat during the growing season. Maize is a tender annual and a member of the grass family that can grow from 4 to 12…

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Health Benefits of Okro

Okro is a flowering plant known for its edible seed pods. It’s cultivated in warm and tropical climates, such as those in Africa and South Asia. Sometimes referred to as “lady’s finger,” okra comes in two colors — red and green. Both varieties taste the same, and the red one turns green when cooked. Biologically classified as a fruit, okra is generally utilized like a vegetable in cooking. It’s frequently used in Southern American cuisine and a popular addition to gumbo. Yet, it can have a slimy texture, which some…

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How to Plant Okro – Beginners Guide

Okro (Abelmoschus esculentus) which is also known as Hibiscus esculentus and is also referred to as “ladies’ fingers in most English speaking countries is one of the most popular vegetables consumed across Nigeria, Okro is rich in vitamin A and low in calories which makes it a great addition to your diet, Growing of okro is easy and it appears great throughout the growing season due to its beautiful flowers. It’s a warm season crop. Growing okra requires a lot of sunshine and a good drainage system. When you prepare your…

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Reasons why you should Invest in Oil Palm Business

In the olden day’s traditional farming method, nobody cultivates oil palms; People simply pick the clusters of fruit from the oil palms that grow in the forest. But these oil palms produce little oil. The oil is extracted by traditional methods, and a lot of oil is left in the pulp and the kernel but nowadays oil palms are grown on modem plantations. These contain selected oil palms with big yields, The clusters of fruit are sold to mills which extract all the oil from the pulp and the kernels.…

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How to Grow Watermelons for Profit – Beginner’s Guide

Watermelon

Watermelon is regarded as a fruit as well as a vegetable which are usually eaten raw, it is also among the best fruits recommended for people that wish to lose weight. Meanwhile, if done rationally and on a scalable basis- can be a good source of income. In a few words, most commercial watermelon growers start the crop from seeds (hybrids) in an indoor protected environment. As they wait for the young seedlings to grow and be ready for transplanting, they prepare the field. They till the land, they make…

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Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

According to research, the delicately flavored cashew nut is a favorite between meal snacks that can be readily found in your local market year round. It also makes wonderful nut butter and a special addition to salads and stir-fry dishes. Cashew nuts are actually the kidney-shaped seeds that adhere to the bottom of the cashew apple, the fruit of the cashew tree, which is native to the coastal areas of northeastern Brazil. While cashew apples are not appreciated in the United States, they are regarded as delicacies in Brazil and…

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