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Urban Farming: How can it help your Family and Community?

Urban Farming: How can it help your Family and Community?

Agriculture
Are you a certified plantita or plantito? My family and I are the same! When it locks down, we all suddenly have time for a lot of things we used to ignore. One of these is gardening. Among those who love gardening more is my father -in -law who is eight years old! For fun, my husband challenged our children and their grandfather to a contest of who could grow the most vegetables in their respective areas in our yard. Caring for plants and raising children So gardening became our family bonding activity. It feels good to be planting side by side and rejoicing when our labor bear fruit. We harvested okra, spinach, lettuce, talinum, spinach, and other vegetables and herbs. So if you want your children to eat lots of vegetables, convince them to plant them. They will even like to ea...
Growing Grapes in the Philippines

Growing Grapes in the Philippines

Fruits
In the Philippines or tropical countries, grape plants need a trellis. In order for the vine to bear more fruit, the stalks (talbos) must be squeezed. Unlike temperate countries where ninety percent (90 %) of the fruit of primary bud germinates, the trellis is no longer needed but (overhead trellis) pegs or poles and wire parallel to the tree (fence type trellis) are used. How to grow or propagate fruiting grape branches? Move the vine on the stake to the trellis. Each week the grape shoots grow one foot (1 foot.) Long. Tie the straw tightly to the stake and loosen the rope on the grape stalk so that it does not get choked. When the vine reaches the trunk, pinch the stalk to make many branches. Continue to pinch the end every span or foot to re-branch two (2) or three (3) vi...
Latexless Jackfruit Farming: How to Plant and Grow Langka Na Walang Dagta

Latexless Jackfruit Farming: How to Plant and Grow Langka Na Walang Dagta

Fruits
Wonderful! This is what makes you laugh when you see for the first time the fruit of jackfruit (jackfruit) without resin. Apart from the millions of jackfruit trees in the world - - the latexless jackfruit is the only jackfruit seed that when the fruit is opened has no resin (latex) to stick to the hand and knife. Even more amazing when you taste the orange crumb that is so sweet. Very delicious dessert. Also, the fiber between the pulp is orange and sweet so it is also edible and nothing is thrown away. Ripe jackfruit is usually resinous and yellow in color. There are also seeds that are not sweet and have little pulp-edible flesh). So many do not want to plant because there are no good seed crops. Besides, jackfruit seeds take six to eight years to bear fruit. If the joint will tak...
Can you Grow Bananas in Hydroponics?

Can you Grow Bananas in Hydroponics?

Aquaponics and Hydroponics
All over the world, banana production is facing a major crisis. The industry, which relies heavily on a single vegetatively propagated crop (Cavendish), is under attack by deadly pathogenic fungi. Black Sigatoka and Panama disease (Fusarium) wipe out banana plantations, pollute the soil, and spread rapidly between production areas. This is not a new phenomenon with banana cultivation. In the 1950s, the monoculture of one of the first widely grown commercial crops, Gros Michel, was wiped out by banana pathogens, leading to the development of the Cavendish variety, then resistant to Fusarium. However, as we all know, pathogens have an incredible ability to evolve and mutate, new strains of Fusarium have been developed and are threatening the banana industry once again. Ninety-fiv...
Hydroponics Tent: Growing Cannabis in Hydroponic

Hydroponics Tent: Growing Cannabis in Hydroponic

Aquaponics and Hydroponics
Although soil cultivation is very popular with tent growers, there is not much talk about hydroponic cannabis cultivation in this type of 'greenhouse'. Many assume that the additional equipment needed for the hydroponic project will take up a lot of space. Also, large amounts of standing water in a confined space with electrical equipment can pose a safety hazard. However, with such diverse technologies on the market, we thought it would be interesting to investigate the topic of hydroponically grown cannabis in more detail. The biggest challenges of growing hydroponics in tents Size restrictions on growing tents can make hydroponic growing difficult. For starters, growers often prefer to design grow rooms around specific size tables. With the limited sizes of grow tents available, th...
Hydroponics Plan: Why Planning is Important?

Hydroponics Plan: Why Planning is Important?

Aquaponics and Hydroponics
Pre-planning a project is essential in any area. When thinking about building a house, for example, you must have the electrical and hydraulic parts of the foundation, culminating in the finish. In a hydroponic project, the reasoning is no different. When we talk about strategic planning for the start-up of a hydroponic project, we should not only think about the investments to implement this project. For example, when we think of greenhouses, hydroponic profiles with benches, electrical panel and other components, hydraulics, screens with automatic or manual activation, types of plastic, earthworks, construction of wells, expansion of electrical load, generator, paving, masonry (house pump, consumable house, nutrient house, office), computers, printers and, above all, transport and ...
How to Make a Homemade Aquaponics and Grow Lettuce in Your Backyard

How to Make a Homemade Aquaponics and Grow Lettuce in Your Backyard

Aquaculture, Aquaponics and Hydroponics
Growing lettuce at home with aquaponics is a great alternative. Currently, the demands of modern life, as well as the consequent lack of time, often make it difficult to find fresh products in markets to place on our table. Hence, more and more people are interested in growing their own food at home. But how to do this, if we do not have land to grow our vegetables? That is why it is a viable option to combine the cultivation of vegetables in hydroponics using water from fish farming as a nutrient medium; So this system known as aquaponics does not require large spaces and can be done at home in patios, garages, roofs, and even balconies. Imagine, being able to grow your own lettuce, tomatoes, or cucumbers on your balcony! Of course, starting an aquaponic culture at home req...
Cauliflower Farming: How to Plant and Grow Cauliflower for Profit

Cauliflower Farming: How to Plant and Grow Cauliflower for Profit

Vegetables
Cauliflower is one of the most important vegetables in the Philippines and also one of the most profitable for farmers because of its highest price compared to other main vegetables like string beans, ampalaya,  okra, eggplants, and squash. If you are looking to learn how to plant and grow cauliflower even in your backyard garden, continue reading this "paano magtanim ng cauliflower" guide. When cauliflower should be planted? Cauliflower is grown between January to May, with April being the ideal month for its cultivation. However, it all depends on the climate of the area in which we are. It is a plant somewhat sensitive to frost. It needs temperatures between 15-22ºC to develop. What type of soil is needed by the cauliflower? You need well-drained and porous soil. The substrat...
Rambutan Farming: How to Plant and Grow Rambutan for Profit

Rambutan Farming: How to Plant and Grow Rambutan for Profit

Fruits
Rambutan is one of the most decorative plants out there. In addition, it produces delicious exotic fruits that can be incorporated into multiple recipes and is easy to grow at home. However, if you have this type of fruit tree, or you are thinking of acquiring one, you should take into account some tips to ensure that your tree grows healthy and strong, in order to bear better fruit. Read this article carefully and learn how to care for a rambutan. Find out what type of soil, climate, and irrigation they need and properly grow a rambutan in your garden. How to plant and grow rambutan steps The climate is one of the most important factors for the optimal growth of the rambutan, as it needs the humidity of a tropical climate. This tree requires full sunlight in the morning and s...
Baguio Beans Farming: How to Plant and Grow Green Beans for Profit

Baguio Beans Farming: How to Plant and Grow Green Beans for Profit

Vegetables
Green beans (or locally called Baguio beans) are one of the main vegetables grown in the Philippines that have the highest production yield in terms of volume and revenue. Green vegetable crops are grown in tropical and subtropical countries, frequently the string beans, snap beans, long beans, Baguio beans, physically identify from the green color of the pods, climbing vines that often require trellis system as a characteristic of the plants according to their varieties. Green beans are usually made into natural soil fertilizer such as mung beans that produce nitrogen with a high-quality organic fertilizer that can be used on our farm to have balanced soil nutrient content and promote vigorous growth of the plants. Tips for planting green beans It is important to choose th...