Planting, Growing and Harvesting Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum)

Planting, Growing and Harvesting Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum)

Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are warm-season annuals that grow best when the soil temperature is at least 55°F (12°C) and the air temperature ranges between 65° and 90°F (18-32°C). Tomatoes are commonly grown from seedlings started indoors that are later transplanted into the garden. Tomato seeds are commonly planted indoors as early as 8 to 6 weeks before the average date of the last spring frost. Tomato seedlings are usually transplanted into the garden 1 to 3 weeks after the last frost. If an unexpected frost threatens, transplants must be covered…

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The Basics of Planting and Growing a Vegetable Garden

The Basics of Planting and Growing a Vegetable Garden

Growing your own vegetable garden is both fun and rewarding. All you really need to get started is some decent soil and a few plants. But to be a really successful vegetable gardener and to do it organically you’ll need to understand what it takes to keep your plants healthy and vigorous. Here are the basics. “Feed the soil” is like a mantra for organic gardeners, and with good reason. In conventional chemical agriculture, crop plants are indeed “fed” directly using synthetic fertilizers. When taken to extremes, this kind of…

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All you need to know About Doe Conception and Gestation Period

All you need to know About Doe Conception and Gestation Period

Doe Conception, by definition, is the fertilization of the egg(s) of the doe (female deer) by the sperm of the buck (male deer) and then subsequent attachment of these eggs to the uterine horns of the doe. A dwarf doe usually has an average of 4 fertilized eggs that attach to her uterine horns. This number is highly variable and can range from 1 to 8 or more. A larger breed rabbit has an average of 7 – 8 fertilized eggs and can vary from 1 to 14 or more.…

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Clean your Kidney now with Garden Egg Leaves

Clean your Kidney now with Garden Egg Leaves

There are numerous health benefits of garden egg leaves and fruits. Today we going to look athow to use garden egg leaves to clean your kidney as well as other amazing health benefits of garden egg leaves below. Garden Egg Leaf just like other vegetables contains essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals in a good quantity which play an important role in human health improvement. These vegetables are known as natural blood pumping vegetable especially when eaten raw. In West Africa, notably in Nigeria where it is found in great…

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The Nutritional Requirements and Deficiency Symptoms for Poultry Chickens

Proper Management Measures for Poultry Birds During Summer (Heat)

For the health and productivity of your poultry chickens or birds like: (Layers, Cockerels, Broilers, Noilers and many more), it is important that they be fed diets that meet their nutritional requirements which are needed by your poultry birds. Below are the classifications of the different Nutrients required by your birds for optimum growth and performance: Poultry Chickens Vitamins Requirements (1) Fat-soluble Vitamins Vitamin A is required for the health of the membranes of the digestive, urinary, reproductive and respiratory systems. A vitamin A deficiency can result when the level…

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Tropical Rainforest Plants: Definition and Importance

Tropical Rainforest Plants: Definition and Importance

This tropical rainforest plants list includes flowers with special adaptations, trees with unusual root structures, and many plants that are used by man either for food or to make other goods and products. Although no list of this type can hope to include all of the plants in the rainforest, we hope that we’ve provided you with an idea of the lives and uses of many varied plants found in tropical regions. Meaning of a Tropical Rainforest Plants Tropical rainforest plants are plants that grows naturally in a tropical climate.…

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7 Ways to Boost the Bloom in Your Grow Garden

7 Ways to Boost the Bloom in Your Grow Garden

For your gardens to continue to bloom, a landscape management program that includes fertilization, proper watering, staking, pruning, mulching, weed prevention and insect control goes a long way towards supporting healthy ornamentals. Takeaway: One of the most satisfying moments for any grower is nurturing flowering crops into producing abundant, vigorous blossoms, which then lead to better harvests. 7 Ways to Boost the Bloom in Your Grow Garden Here are seven tips to help you achieve bountiful blooms below: (1) Start with a Healthy Plant The first stage of a plant’s life…

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Health Benefits and Nutritional Values of Orange Fruit

Oranges are tropical fruits of the citrus species that are grown worldwide specifically here in Nigeria and other West African countries, containing several phytochemicals and flavonoids. Oranges are a round, segmented citrus fruit with a pitted peel. The taste can vary from juicy and sweet to bitter, depending on the variety – more common ones include Valencia, Seville and Hamlin. Most oranges are available year-round, except for varieties such as blood oranges, which have a shorter season. Oranges are among the world’s most popular fruits. Also called sweet oranges, they grow on…

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The Recommended Time and Method of Planting Plantain Suckers

The Importance of Plantain Farming Business

Plantain suckers are planted immediately after field preparation. Plant holes are prepared with a minimum size of about 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm. Adequate care should be taken to separate the topsoil from bottom soil. The sucker is placed in the hole and its corm is covered, first with the topsoil and then with the bottom soil. In the plant hole, the side of the sucker corm which was formerly attached to the corm of its mother plant is placed against the wall of the hole. The…

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How to Prepare Plantain Suckers for Planting

How to Prepare Plantain Suckers for Planting

Plantain suckers which are being used for plantain farming are separated from their mother plant with a spade or machete. Adequate care must be taken during the process because the sucker corm must not be damaged or chipped as their original roots are required to enable them germinate when planted. Consequently the corm should be carefully peeled with a machete. The pseudo stem of the suckers should be cut off a few centimeters above the corm. Peeling of the corm delays the development of nematode infestation, while cutting of the…

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