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Planting Seedlings

Nursery Seedlings are grown indoors and are “soft” therefore need to be “hardened off” before planting into the garden or on a farm. Read more

Ginger Cultural Practices

There are many different ways of growing ginger. the grower should know

of Ginger, its preference and ideal condition for growing and producing.

Growing Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a member of the family which includes melons and squashes. These species of plants like a warm soil.

How to grow Basil

Basil is easy to grow as it easily adapts to different soil types and water conditions.


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