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Learn how to grow carrots

Learn how to grow carrots

So many home gardeners find it difficult to grow these vegetables, but there’s no need to give up on carrots, says Bill Kerr.

Determining wheat yield

It’s important to adapt and revise your management strategies as the cropping environment, yield potential, commodity prices and input costs change.
Cutting propagation made easy!

Cutting propagation made easy!

Many people think that growing new plants or trees from cuttings should be left to qualified horticulturists. In fact, this technique is relatively simple, says Shane Brody.
How to grow beetroot in your home garden

How to grow beetroot in your home garden

This vegetable is ideal for the home garden. It’s easy to grow, tasty, and highly nutritious, says Bill Kerr.
Bacterial blight of cowpeas

Bacterial blight of cowpeas

This is one of the most destructive diseases of cowpeas, according to Dr Alina Mofokeng of the Agricultural Research Council’s Grain Crops Institute.
Groundnuts: a useful rotation crop

Groundnuts: a useful rotation crop

In South Africa, groundnuts are grown in the summer rainfall areas under irrigation or dryland conditions. Farmers with limited resources, particularly those in the northern and eastern parts of South...
Tips on growing Swiss chard

Tips on growing Swiss chard

Dark green vegetables help strengthen bones and are generally excellent for health, especially in older people.
Growing apricots: a brief overview

Growing apricots: a brief overview

A brief overview on cultivating this versatile fruit, which arrived in South Africa in the 17th century.
Growing lettuce at home

Growing lettuce at home

Plant lettuce types that enable you to harvest the leaves as required over a long period, says vegetable specialist, Bill Kerr.
Getting started with brinjals

Getting started with brinjals

The brinjal or eggplant is a species of nightshade, and therefore related to the potato and tomato.
Preparing your vegetable patch

Preparing your vegetable patch

In preparing your vegetable patch, the ideal is to prepare the soil only once, and then switch to no-till.
Learn the basics of growing tea

Learn the basics of growing tea

Tea is a challenging crop, but can be financially worthwhile under the right conditions.

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