How to Grow Spinach (Swiss Chard) in Zimbabwe

Friday, July 20, 2018

How to Grow Spinach in Zimbabwe

Swiss chard (Spinacia oleracea) was largely grown in Europe and extensively in Switzerland (hence the name Swiss chard). In the southern African region, it is commonly but incorrectly known as spinach. It is part of the beet family of vegetables and is essentially a beetroot without the bottom. The leaves of Swiss chard are very rich in Vitamin A, C, K, manganese and magnesium. The magnesium helps lower high blood pressure.

 So why consider growing it? It is not as popular as rape (leafy green vegetables) but has high yields and is easy to grow. 

Tree Improvement Workshop: Budding and Grafting

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 (9:30am - 13:00pm)
Musarurwa Farm, Ruwa
Cost: FREE

Join us for a Tree Improvement Workshop focused on budding and grafting trees. The workshop will be hosted at Musarurwa Farm in Ruwa just after Epworth.

During this workshop, the organisers from Zim Tree Growers Trust will be demonstrating the budding and grafting process.

How to Grow Great Rape (Leafy Green Vegetables) in Zimbabwe

Monday, July 9, 2018

Rape (Brassica napus) is the most widely eaten vegetable in Zimbabwe. Rape (Brassica napus) is a versatile leafy vegetable that can be used in a variety of recipes. The most common way it is prepared is by slicing it thinly then cooking them in oil with some tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Rape and kale are then enjoyed as a side dish with the staple sadza and meat.

What makes this a must-have vegetable in your garden or farm is that it can be grown all year round (though it is better suited to the cool season), and it is a steady, high-yielding vegetable that can guarantee you a constant supply of income. It is also suitable for urban farmers because it requires limited space.

If you are ready to grow these luscious green leafy vegetables then follow the guide below.

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