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    Vegetable planting guide part 4: Peanuts

    Nuts and legumes are very good alternative sources of protein that can be utilised in areas where meat is not readily available or too expensive to buy. Cultivating and supplying peanuts, also known as groundnuts, to the local market can be a lucrative business if it is managed correctly. Botanically, peanuts are classified as legumes; […] More

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    Composting and composting systems Part 6: Composting methods and structures (continued)

    by Ben Havenga In last month’s edition, we looked at wire mesh composting bins, circular, round, and pentagonal structures, as well as the rotating drum composter. Let us now look at our last three composting structures. Concrete block composter Concrete blocks or bricks may be used for building a composting structure. It is easy to […] More

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    AGRI Wes-Kaap verwelkom die Nasionale Droogterampverklaring

    21 Julie 2021 Agri Wes-Kaap verwelkom die nasionale droogterampverklaring, soos uitgereik deur die Nasionale Rampbestuur Sentrum. Ingevolge artikel 23(1)(b) van die Rampbestuur Wet van 2002, is die droogte wat tans steeds in dele van die Wes-Kaap, Noord-Kaap en Oos-Kaap heers as ‘n nasionale ramp verklaar. Hierdie verklaring volg op verskeie aanbevelings en inligting wat deur […] More

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    Starting your own vegetable garden

    There are many advantages in producing your own food. Not everyonecan keep livestock, but whether you live on a farm or in a flat in the middle of Johannesburg, you can produce your own vegetables. Some people like the idea because they can then guarantee that the vegetables they eat have not been treated with […] More

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    Kyk na ons grond

    In Suid-Afrika se saaigebiede kom ‘n wye verskeidenheid van grondsoorte voor, elk met sy eie besondere eienskappe. Dit bemoeilik standaardvoorskrifte vir grondbewerking veral weens wisselende reënneerslae en wisselende hoeveelhede vog in die grond. More