Small Scale Market Gardening Essay

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Small scale market gardening is the way to produce vegetables and some other crops under a design of sustainable and small garden for market value. Select your market: A successful business man has some particular characters which are very important for profit. One should be very much market oriented. The grower should take care of the likes and dislikes of the customers with all the product and selling lack. The problem of gulf is caused due to lack of planning which was a failure in horticulture and agriculture of Australia. You must identify the customers who will buy your products; rather you first grow your crop, then trying to sell. As a good gardener, you should think about the alternative markets, if your primary market was not…show more content…
High production with good returns: To grow high and good quality of crop produces, one should practice organic production. It is seen that organic method can produce four times more crops per acre than the production done by using chemicals and mechanized methods. The following factors are responsible for high yield in organic method: • Use of humus compost • No compaction of soil is done by any tillage, trampling or machinery use. • Tillage should be non-inverting, sometimes deep. • Use of raised bed for well-drainage • Its better to grow plants in blocks, besides growing in rows Mulches: Mulching is very advantageous while gardening. However, there are some disadvantages like it may cause slugs with penetration of water. Potatoes can be grown by using hay mulch with promising results. In summer, it is difficult to retain the water for the plant use, as hay results in water run-off. Sometimes long time watering may help, but it may cause fugal disease. Some of the tools required for small-scale gardening: • Wheel Hoe: It is used to cultivate the large areas. It is a tool with one stirrup hoe oscillation. There are different sizes of oscillations and are available in market. • Gung Hoe: It is a sharp with light-weight pull hoe. It is used to remove weeds quickly in large places. • Ho-mi: It is available with short and long-handle type for all purposes. • Oscillating Stirrup Hoe: It is available in three different types with push-pull

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