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Growing litchis – Part 3

How to fertilise litchi trees and why leaf analysis is important.
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When to water your plants

Whether you’re starting a new garden from scratch, or have an existing one, always look for ways to save water.
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Growing litchis – Part 2

If your soil is suitable for litchi production, it must be prepared well in advance.
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How to apply mulch

Mulch is nature’s way of preventing water loss and helping plants grow strong and healthy. In this issue we look at mulch application.
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Growing litchis

Here’s what it takes to produce this tasty subtropical fruit.
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Planting maize

The most heat- and water-sensitive growth stage of maize – flowering – must not coincide with midsummer drought.
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How to grow maize

An overview of the growth stages of the maize plant, from planting the seed to maturity.
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Understanding maize production - Part 3

Optimal climate and soil conditions, and the structure of the maize kernel.
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How to grow celery

This is not the easiest crop to grow as it does not like extremes in climate, cautions Bill Kerr.
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Different aspects of a maize plant

We take a look at the roots, leaves and other aspects of maize.
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