Tips on How to Cultivate Ewedu (Corchorus olitoris)

Tips on How to Cultivate Ewedu (Corchorus olitoris)

Ewedu, botanically called Corchorus olitoris, is also called jute in the English language. It is a major delicacy in the southwestern part of Nigeria, usually served with an indigenous dish like yam flour and melon soup. This vegetable is very palatable and simple to...
Ways to Prevent Common Pests and Diseases in Ugu

Ways to Prevent Common Pests and Diseases in Ugu

In this article, we examine how to prevent common pests and diseases in ugu, a popular vegetable found in many Nigerian delicacies. Preventing Common Pests and Diseases in your Vegetable Production Ugu or pumpkin leaf (Telfairia occidentalis) is one of the most...
Tips for Buying and Storing Cucumbers

Tips for Buying and Storing Cucumbers

Cucumbers are very common fruits with a lot of health benefits. But there is so much to know about these fruits (are you thinking they are vegetables?) that they almost come across as mysterious! Cucumbers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. They are...
How To Grow Grapefruits

How To Grow Grapefruits

Grapefruits are actually relatively modern. They have existed for only a couple hundred years. Grapefruits are a hybrid of the pomelo and the sweet orange, though in some regions they are mistaken for pomelos. Most believe that grapefruits were a natural hybrid,...
Legumes and Why You Should Eat Them

Legumes and Why You Should Eat Them

Legumes are great sources of fat, protein and carbohydrates. Different varieties contain varying amounts of these nutrients, with beans, nuts, peas and lentils all having unique nutritional profiles. Although these foods are a staple of vegetarian diets,...
Pests and Diseases Of Cowpeas

Pests and Diseases Of Cowpeas

In this article, you will learn how to fight against pests and diseases of cowpeas. Every single phase of cowpeas lures plenty of pests and diseases – insects, worms, wilts and various fungal or bacterial diseases. Cowpea plants come with very attractive crops...
Uses of Corn

Uses of Corn

Corn (Zea mays) is a very versatile crop. It is essentially grass that has been cultivated and bred to the size it is today. Originally cultivated in Mexico 7,000 years ago, corn is now a staple of the global food supply. Corn is used in many ways other than feasting...
Types of Organic Fertilizers for Garden

Types of Organic Fertilizers for Garden

Organic fertilizers in the garden are more environmentally friendly than the traditional chemical ones. What are Organic Fertilizers? Unlike commercial chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizer for gardens is typically made of single ingredients and can be matched to...
Guide to Growing Potatoes

Guide to Growing Potatoes

Potatoes have been eaten by humans for at least eight millennia, and in the 21st century, they’re considered to be such an important food that the United Nations declared 2008 The Year of the Potato. The potato is a healthy and rich food source that produces more...