PLANTING TIME: Time to grow Large Longkong seedlings!

THE RAINS are here and it is time to plant our favorite Longkong lanzones from Thailand.This is a superior variety that produces sweet fruits with few seeds and is latexless. PESKY WEEDS – The problems with the coming of the rains is that the weeds are very robust and they […]

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BOTH PROFITABLE: Growing tiny and market-size lapu-lapu!

MASTER A SKILL or technique that other people find it difficult to do, and you will have a niche that can make you rich. Just like a fellow from Daet, Camarines Norte who has mastered the art of culturing tiny lapu-lapu fingerlings to 5-inch size. We learned this from Dr. […]

Co-op grows 800 tons onion for food chain, makes own fungicide!

THE MEMBERS of a cooperative in Nueva Ecija are using Trichoderma to fight fungal diseases that attack onions from seedling to bigger growth stages. It is very easy and cheap to produce the Trichoderma solution for spraying on onion plants. This is how it is done, according to Wencelito Gomez, […]

Co-op makes own fungicide, grows 800 tons of onion for food chain!

THE MEMBERS of a cooperative in Nueva Ecija are using Trichoderma to fight fungal diseases that attack onions from seedling to bigger growth stages. It is very easy and cheap to produce the Trichoderma solution for spraying on onion plants. This is how it is done, according to Wencelito Gomez, […]

TRIPLE YOUR INCOME BY RELAY CROPPING!

YOU WANT to make as much income from your farm, right? Yes Sir!. Of course. Well, here is one technique that will make you achieve that. The technique is called Relay Cropping. LONG TIME RELAY CROPPER – The fellow who has been doing this is Jose P. Madriaga, 55, of […]

VEGGIE CHAMP SAYS: Don’t buy Farm-Ready seedlings!

BENITO MAGALING, the vegetable grower extraordinaire from Lipa City whom we featured once in our blog, is really “magaling” (smart). Why? In what way? Read on. DOESN’T BUY FARM-READY SEEDLINGS – Well, unlike many commercial tomato growers who buy ready-to-plant seedlings (an average of P2.05 per seedling), he germinate his […]

STRATEGY: Don’t sell your papayas ripe! Sell them green!

YOU WANT to learn from successful OFWs, right? Sure you do. Okay, here is a husband and wife tandem who don’t sell their papayas ripe. They sell them green for a number of good reasons. BETTER INCOME HERE- A former OFW who worked for five years as a construction worker […]

GETTING TO KNOW THE LEMON DROP MANGOSTEEN

DID YOU KNOW that your favorite mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) has more than 240 relatives? Yes, the genus Garinia has more than 240 species. And one of them is what the Americans in Florida call Lemon Drop mangosteen. In the Philippines it is called Berba. INDIGENOUS TO CENTRAL AMERICA – The […]

Student Growing Mangosteen seedlings to bigger size

A mother in the city asked us. What can we suggest as a mini money-making project that her son who is a high school student can undertake in their spacious residence in the suburb? She wants him to get interested in farming, that’s why. Something that he can attend to […]

GETTING TO KNOW THE LUSCIOUS MARANG

A MANILA lady who wanted to taste Marang for the first time was really disappointed with the very poor taste of the fruit she bought. Her friends had earlier told her about the superb taste of Marang, sweet and very smooth to swallow. NOT SURPRISING – We were not surprised […]

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