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Maize farming In Kenya

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Herbicides That Kill Only Grass Best in Kenya

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you want to Kill grasses only using an herbicide? If you have found yourself in such a situation you are in the right place. I clearly remember the day I found myself in this position. 2 weeks earlier, I had planted some yellow beans. The beans had germinated very well. In fact, the germination was almost 100%. But I had a problem. As the beans grew, grass weeds grew along with them. “What should I do to remove these nasty grass weeds?” I asked myself. Two options were available to me… Read post to find them out

Sukuma Wiki Planting Spacing: The Right Spacing Amazing Yields

I clearly remember when I first began growing kales.
The confusion I faced… only God knows.
Issues like:
• The right spacing from one plant to another, and one row to another confused me.
• How to stop devastating nursery diseases affecting kale was a nightmare.
• How to get buyers for my produce—drove me nuts.
However, through practice and experience, I became a master grower of Sukuma wiki.
The three-acre kale farm I had was able to feed thousands of people—every week.
My success did not come easy.
It was tough.
And there were times I considered throwing my hands in the air and saying, “I quit.”
When I look back at my experience and struggle—I don’t know how I was able to survive growing kale for so long.
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Role of Kale in Kenya Food Security: 5 Amazing Reasons

What comes to your mind when people talk about food security?
To most people, food security is country’s productivity on cereals like:
• Maize,
• Beans,
• Rice,
• Sorghum,
• Rice
• And millet.
Other ‘fringe’ food crops like potato, cassava, taro, tomatoes, sunflower, cabbages, kale, and various fruits and vegetables are rarely mentioned.
That’s quite unfortunate as they are equally important to food security.
Why? You may ask.
The ‘fringe’ crops super important making a diet balanced.
Without them, a diet containing maize, rice, sorghum, millet or beans will be deficient.
It will lack the vital minerals the body needs to fight diseases and viruses.
Consequently, a population consuming such a diet will be unhealthy.
That’s why today I want to focus on the role of Kale on Kenya’s food security.

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