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How to grow cabbages in rotation with legumes for more benefits

Cabbage gives higher yields at a lower cost when grown in rotation with leguminous African leafy vegetables (ALV) like cowpea (kunde) and sunhemp (mitoo, miroo) The ALVs fix nitrogen that benefit ts the cabbage crop whose head weight increases from an average of 2 kg to 3 kg, for the varieties which are small headed. The cowpea and sunhemp leaves …

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How to grow Managu

The African Nightshade, also called Managu or Sucha, is widely distributed throughout the tropics and can be found throughout East Africa. The plant is an erect, many-branched herb growing 0.5 to 1.0 m high. Managu bears thin, oval, slightly purplish leaves up to 15 cm in length, has numerous white flowers and usually purple to black, round berries about 0.75 …

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How to grow Boma Rodhes Grass

Rhodes grass is a vigorous, perennial grass, originating in South Africa, with a strong root system that gives it good drought tolerance. It spreads quickly, forming good ground cover, and grows to 1.5 m. It grows under a wide range of conditions. It is useful in the cut-and-carry system and for open grazing and is popular for hay making. Common …

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How to grow Garlic

Garlic is a high value horticultural crop in the onion family. Farmers in Kenya can be able to grow it and considerably increase their income because garlic has a good local market. It is mainly used as food flavouring and for medicinal purposes. Garlic has anti-feedant (insect stop feeding), bacterial, fungicidal, insecticidal, nematicidal and repellent properties. Garlic is effective against a …

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How to grow Potatoes

    CLIMATE Irish potatoes grow well in areas that receive regular rainfall and have a cool climate with temperatures ranging 10 – 23. Irish potatoes grow best in mild degrees Celsius with abundant rainfall 900-1400mm per annum. The major growing areas include Kasese, Molo, Eldama Ravine, Mbale and areas around mount Rwenzori. This is because of the low temperatures …

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