Fruit Harvest

Agricultural Fertilizers Feed The Soil That Produces Crops

Written By: admin - Nov• 22•14

imagecontentfruitFarms that grow crops often follow a rotation cycle that allows three different types of grains to be grown over three different years and then leaves a field empty during the fourth season. The reason for this is so that the ground can gain nutrients that are drawn out of the soil and have a chance to replenish the nitrates that are absorbed by the plants that are feeding on the rich fertile earth. In addition to rotating crops many farmers also rely on agricultural fertilizers to help the soil regain its strength. Towing liquid fertilizer carts behind a tractor after the harvest has been brought in at the end of the growing season allows the ground to absorb the nutrients that keep the soil fertile and allows the next years planting to take a firm hold in the earth.

By using a mixture of farm fertilizer and manure the soil is infused with the healthy nitrates that can produce an abundance of crops that will be harvested in the fall. Grains that are found in the open prairies of the Midwest provide food for millions of Americans throughout the year. Processed in the mills and factories that take the wheat, corn and oats and other grains and turn them into flour and cereal make it possible for breakfast lunch and dinner tables to be laid with the farm fresh grains that provide fiber to a healthy diet.
In other parts of the country vegetables are grown in the fertile soil that has benefitted from the agricultural fertilizers that allow carrots, peas, potatoes, lettuce and many other roots and tumors to grow underground. And then there are the fruit growers that have large orchards filled will all sorts of fruits that are picked from the branches of the trees at harvest time. From the upper northwest to the lower Southern states fruits, grains and vegetables are grown by farming communities that continue to feed Americans on a daily basis.

While the crop rotation provides farmers with the different nutrients that are put into and taken out of the soil there is a need to supplement the nitrates and other minerals that are absorbed by the vegetation growing on their land to ensure the health of crops that are flourishing as they mature. Pulling liquid fertilizer carts along each of the plowed fields that is being used to plant the next new crop of grains or vegetables, famers that are looking for a bountiful harvest know that the farm fertilizer they add to the soil content makes it possible for them to deliver the biggest and best harvest to the market when it comes time to sell their produce in the fall.

How Brix Meters Work!

Written By: admin - Dec• 20•14

It is important to monitor regularly the health of the soil as well as the plants that grow on it. Good soil nutrition helps plants resist disease and insect infestation, leading to better ‘keeping’ qualities, nutritional values, and flavour characteristics. The practice helps to assure high quality produce which attract the best prices.

Exhaustive soil analysis is certainly necessary, but this is tedious laboratory work. To have a portable, easy-to-maintain system of tracking the progress of the crop, the farmer needs a handy tool. There is one such instrument — the refractometer, also called a Brix meter, because it reads the Brix value of a liquid.

The Brix value indicates the level of total dissolved solids — vitamins, minerals, and other soluble compounds but mostly sugars — in a liquid such as the sap from the leaves and other plant parts. The Brix can also be interpreted as an indication of the nutrient uptake and therefore the health of the plant.



Written By: admin - Dec• 19•14

Is it true that if we have a house with limited space can not vegetable gardening? it’s just a way of thinking of the past. now there are technologies that allow farming to a limited environment. You only need a modified pipes or even a bucket used. If you do not believe, come to the Garden Tour Mekarsari (twm) in Cullinan, Bogor, West Java. Every Sunday in the month of May will take place demo making “salampot” and vertikultur organic vegetables. This demo can be followed by every tourist who visited the twm.

“Is vegetables purchased in the market is healthy? When in fact there are materials such as chemical pesticides. In the Garden Tour Mekar sari we will get a complete explanation on how to grow fruits and vegetables are correct. There will be explained with the planting techniques vertikultur system or plant is vertical could be a solution for people who want to garden but have limited land. vertikultur addition, other solutions are salampot or vegetables in the pot.
The media used is a mixture of land, fertilizer, and chaff. Comparison of soil, fertilizer, and the chaff is 1:2:3. “We use media that is loose so that roots develop. First do once the nursery,”
Rectangular container of perforated plastic. Then it was given compost and created a niche with a width of about one centimeter between niche. Seeds sown in a niche and then covered with compost. The next stage is the flush of seedlings. “If it was 10 days, newly transferred to pots or to the modified pipes,”
Modified pipes or bamboo is cut as high as one meter. In order to stand vertically, the bottom could be given a weight. Then, on each side of a hole to plant vegetables. You can also create and perforated pipe horizontally along one side for a place to plant vegetables that telai sowing. Do not forget to punch base. Collards, kale, and spinach can be harvested in 40 days.
“Swamp Cabbage harvest should not be revoked, cut it. If the mustard greens and spinach can be revoked,”
For the green vegetable crops, does not need additional fertilizer. Meanwhile, for fruiting vegetables such as eggplant or peppers, can be given additional manure in the media regularly.
If you are interested in training for organic vegetables, you can stop at the Garden Center every Sunday at 11:00 or 14:00. You can buy the seeds, the media, until the compost at the Garden Center. So you can just practice it at home.

Some participants who took part in the demo is a visitor who was originally going to buy plants at the Garden Center. Finished the demo, you can travel while on tour packages to plant Mekarsari Smart Cultivation Tour. Do not want to bother? Just stop by the Family Garden Mekarsari to pick your own organic vegetables being harvested.
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Thai Fruit Fairs and Festivals- Time to savour tropical fruit flavours

Written By: admin - Dec• 18•14

This is indeed what Thailand does when they have their fruit fairs and festivals to promote and to celebrate the exotic fruits of their country. Thailand boasts a vast selection of fresh tropical fruit all year long and anytime of the year allowing visitors to the country to experience it no matter when their visit to Thailand is. But to experience the best Thai fruits May and June months are the ideal time of the year to visit. >

This is the height of summer and therefore a great assortment of flavourful exotic Thai fruits is in season; juicy ripe mangoes, soft tangy mangosteens, creamy durians, the fleshy sweet-tangy jackfruit, and sweet rambutans are the most popular during this time.

For those who have the time to travel out of the capital city Bangkok, the eastern provinces such as Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat, where most of the fruit orchards are located, afford the visitors the best experience in fresh Thai fruits. Most of the fruit orchards are open to visitors during the harvest periods, and also offer private tours of the plantations. Some of the orchards also offer ‘all you can pick and eat’ deals as well as fruit buffets and visitors can even purchase fruits at an extremely lower rate at these plantations. The eastern provinces are famous for their durian, mangosteen, pomelo, zalacca, and rambutan.


Grape Growing — Important Tips For All Skill Levels

Written By: admin - Dec• 18•14

There is nothing like eating luscious grapes while lying on your luxurious couch. It’s something we always seem to see in the movies, but you will notice that in most cases it’s the grapes that they show people eating. This is because green and red nectar grapes taste like heaven, but there are several other ways you can use them. Whether it’s cooking or making wine, grapes are an essential part of our lives. In fact; there aren’t too many people who don’t enjoy the taste of grapes, which is why many of us are growing them in our backyards. If you want to grow them yourself, here are a few tips to help you get started.

The location you choose is a huge part of your grape growing success. It should have the just enough water, sunlight, and soil to provide the proper fruit production for your little vineyard. The vines need tons of sunlight, so make sure the area gets about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day. Oh, and don’t forget about the drainage either, because flooding the roots is not a goo thing. The best thing to do is wait until it rains and see what areas have standing water. It will help you find the perfect spot for your grape growing adventure. A good place to consider is a slope so the water will drain easier. Plus, these areas are great for protection against excessive heat or cold.

Choosing the variety of grapes will come to preference, but they should also be perennial grape vines. It’s going to take about 3 years to harvest your first crop, so having a plethora of options is important. Picking the wrong type of plant in the beginning will only offer you minimal results, and it won’t matter how good you are at taking care of your vineyard. Some of the best grape growing information will come from the local plant nursery, so take advantage of it.


A Practical 12-month Organic Living Plan

Written By: admin - Dec• 15•14

We can talk and think about something until cows fly!

But it’s what we actually DO, that matters; that creates results.

If you’ve been thinking and talking about eating and using more organic products and creating and sustaining an organic lifestyle for your family, now is the time to take action.

Here are 12 steps, one for each month of the year, that will get you started on the road to an organic lifestyle and keep you moving forward in the months ahead.

Step 1 (January): Make the decision to start living a healthier organic lifestyle.