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Features Of Good Soil

Features Of Good Soil

What are some features of good soil? Any farmer will tell you that a good soil: feels soft and crumbles easily drains well and warms up quickly in the spring does not crust after planting soaks up heavy rains with little runoff stores moisture for drought periods has...
Growing Maize under Small-Scale Agriculture in Zimbabwe

Growing Maize under Small-Scale Agriculture in Zimbabwe

If you want to produce the maximum amount of maize for minimum input, the best method to use is called Conservation Agriculture (CA), which has been promoted locally as “Farming God’s Way”. The features of this method are: Minimal tillage. YOU SHOULD NOT USE A PLOUGH...
Crop Rotation

Crop Rotation

Crop rotation is a systematic approach to deciding which crop to plant where in your vegetable garden from one year to the next.  Tips to achieve a successful Crop Rotation Exercise: Measure and Map Your Garden Divide Your Garden Into Plots Group Crops for example:...
Growing Wheat

Growing Wheat

Wheat can be grown under either rainfed conditions or under irrigated culture. The choice of a wheat variety to grow is important since varieties differ in their response to different management cultures and environmental conditions. In Zimbabwe wheat takes about 140...
Growing Vegetables In Winter

Growing Vegetables In Winter

Growing vegetables in the middle of winter can be a difficult task, but with the right precautions, it is possible to keep several hearty vegetables warm enough to survive the cold temperatures.   Regardless of the methods you use, you should aim to keep your winter...