26th June 2018 at 5:57 am #5092
Hello i am young new farmer and wanna venture into vegs farming… I wanna start with pepper,garden eggs and green pepper farming..
I have got a land its a little bit water logged.. I wanna raise beds for the planting… I need advice on the right types of seeds and brand to buy and the right type of fertilizer and pesticides and when to apply them…I need advice on how to nurse the seeds prepare the land and also transplant etc….I will be happy to recieve information from anyone
26th June 2018 at 11:02 am #5093
Ahmed, what is the location of your land?
Would you suggest your land is just little waterlogged and not prone to flooding?
I believe that when you start your farm, you start a new topic so that you share and get assistance from other farmers and experts here as you go on.
However, I would say, generally, you acquire your certified and proven vegetable seeds from certified seed outlets.
The choice and amount of chemical inputs (fertilizer and insecticide) will depend on the situation as is.
Inputs like fertilizer and insecticides can best be recommended depending on the situation on the farm.
These posts will give you some ideas about nursery and transplanting;
Vegetable Seedling Nursery Establishment and Management
Steps in Transplanting Vegetable Seedlings from Nursery to the Farm
26th June 2018 at 11:12 am #5094
Hello K Afrane thanks very much for the reply.. Thank you very much for the information…. Yes when it really rains a lot there will be a lot of water so i have decided to dig out irrigation lines in between the beds…I want to raise the beds above the ground level…. so that the water will pass through when it rains a lot…….
26th June 2018 at 11:26 am #5095
I get the indication that the soil is clayey, which means even with the beds, water retention will be high and not good for vegetables.
Such is good for growing vegetables in the dry season.
26th June 2018 at 11:35 am #5096
Yeah but i checked the land myself and its not clayey but much loamy and i got the information that for some yrs back chicken manure was dumped there by a abondoned poultry farm…There is much water because of the rains these days but does not flood i think..So i will like to try it out…..IS there a way i could test to see if the soil is rich for farming?
26th June 2018 at 12:22 pm #5097
Oh ok. It is great if it is not clayey.
The surest way is to test it at the lab.
You may also use physical observations or information like;
-Cropping history of the land. Know how the land has been used over the years. As you said some dropped manure on the land.
-The present vegetation on the land. The different kind of vegetation on the land and how they look.
-Soil texture by appearance and physically testing with your fingers.
Please refer to 10 Simple and Easy Soil Tests, for more.
26th June 2018 at 12:41 pm #5098
Thanks very much K Afrane that was very informative… I am really happy for the assistance that you are giving me… I will do all the tests you said by appearance and with my fingers because i dont know any lab here that i can take this soil to.. So i think the physical appearance will help me…I will let you know how it goes and looks and if possible i will send u some pics
26th June 2018 at 12:44 pm #5099
Great. I am happy to be of help.
You can post some pictures here for us to see.
All the best.
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