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Beetroot for beginners – Part 2

Vegetable expert Bill Kerr takes us through the steps of planting a beetroot crop.
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When the veld turns toxic

Toxic plants can cause disease and death in livestock, and must be vigorously controlled.
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Beetroot for beginners (1)

This crop is ideal for small-scale farmers, says veggie expert Bill Kerr.
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Getting your crop into the ground

A brief guide to sowing seed and planting seedlings in the correct way.
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Crop rotation basics explained

It is not good practice to plant the same crop on the same land year after year. Don’t plant any crop on a land more often than once every three years.
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Imbricate cactus: the devil to destroy

Controlling this cactus can be hard work, cautions Roelof Bezuidenhout.
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Know your crop pests: Citrus swallowtail

This is a large butterfly with a wingspan of 8cm (females are slightly bigger than males).
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Getting started with potatoes - Part 3

Bill Kerr takes us through ridging and harvesting.
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Growing sweet potatoes

Unless you obtain clean planting material from time to time, there is a risk of virus lowering yield and quality in your sweet potatoes.
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Getting started with potatoes - Part 2

Bill Kerr discusses fertilisation and pest control.
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