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High Profitable And Cool Farming Business That You Can Start At Home by my2chains(m): 6:03am On Feb 23
Vegetable farming business is one small business that people overlook but, it is highly profitable. Anyone can make cool cash from this business right from the comfort of the person’s backyard. An individual can also rent a portion of land at affordable prices to do this business.
The good thing is that it does not interfere with your office works or other businesses. If you are an unemployed young woman, looking for sales girl job to do; you live in an area where there are empty lands, you may consider vegetable farming business.
You can seriously pay your bills monthly from this business if you play your card very well. If you intend to start it during rainy season, you’ll make reasonable pay from it before the dry season comes.

Vegetable farming business: how to get started

You can agree with me that there is no family that do not consume one form of vegetable to the other. Take advantage of this to pay your bills and be your own boss. The types of vegetables you can plant include all green leafy vegetables consumed daily at homes. Follow the simple steps to get started;
*.Make use of the empty land at home or rent an empty portion of land near your home, preferably empty lands near water logged areas in case of dry season.
*.Clear the land and plant your vegetables.
*.Make water available for irrigation during dry season. You can dig holes within the farm for water storage as this may save you the stress of buying water from suppliers.
*.Visit your vegetable farm every morning and sometimes in the evening to weed and water the vegetable (in case of dry season).
*.Apply fertilizers where necessary or other manures you may wish to use. Apply pesticides appropriately (you can consult professionals in the fields of Agriculture) to guide you on the use of pesticides.
*.Cut your vegetables as they get ready for sell.
How Profitable is the Vegetable farming business?
The business is so lucrative and highly profitable because, no matter the quantity of vegetable you bring to the market, you are sure of sales. You do not need to advertise; all you need is to cut your vegetables, tie into small sizes according to the prices. Take them to the market for sale.
If you take a larger quantity to the market, you will be able to make more money. The money depends so much on the quantity taken to the market. Assuming you take about 50 ties of vegetables at the cost of NGN100 each. After selling, you’ll be going home with about NGN5,000. If you make 5,000 weekly from selling vegetables planted around your home, in a month you’ll be pocketing over NGN20,000+ aside any other business or work you do.
I am sure the income will be enough to pay some of your bills at least to an extent. If you are an unemployed graduate or non-graduate, instead of taking NGN10,000 teaching jobs in private schools, or taking an NGN5,000 sales boy/girl jobs from someone, you can comfortably do this business or any other small business.

Types of Vegetables to farm

Having your own small business will allow you time for yourself. You can attend to other things that require attention, and still make more money just by putting few hours a day doing your vegetable farming business.
This is the essence of having other sources of income. Over dependence on one source of income can be highly detrimental. This is why posts like this are very important to read. Learn to get into other businesses to supplement your small monthly salaries. Those who are not working can find other smaller businesses to start while waiting for the white collar jobs to come.
Below are some of the Vegetables you may wish to start farming;

Fluted Pumpkin (Ugu Leaf) Farming

The fluted Pumpkin vegetable is the most profitable and highly sought after in Nigeria. It is the most consumed vegetable by Nigerians of all class. The Pumpkin is used in making variety dishes. It is highly recommended by the health professional as a good source of nutrition.
Apart from cooking, pumpkin vegetable has been known to increase the volume of the red blood cell when consumed fresh, without being cooked. It is well known for its nutritional values. Farming this vegetable can put cool cash into your pocket. It is a highly lucrative and one of the best for those wishing to go into vegetable farming business.

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Re: High Profitable And Cool Farming Business That You Can Start At Home by my2chains(m): 6:06am On Feb 23
Okro Farming

This is one another awesome vegetable that has very high consumption rate in Nigeria. Okra, which is popularly known as the lady’s finger and gumbo in many English speaking countries, is a very nutritious edible green pod vegetable. The vegetable is particularly used for making soup. To plant this vegetable, you need to buy the seed from the market, store them safely such that they are good for germination during the planting period.
Those that love eating fresh vegetable soup can agree that Okra soup is one of the best to eat with Garri, Fufu, Semo or even wheat. The market is very large for you if you intend to go into this business. If you live in Nigeria, you must be familiar with the popular okra soup. It’s one of the most popular soups in Nigeria restaurants and it is well consumed because of its nutritional benefits. Okra contains good amount of Vitamins A, C, K and B complex. It can be grown on any soil.

Cabbage Farming

For those wish to start vegetable farming business, you may consider farming Cabbage. This is one of the popular vegetables in Nigeria. The vegetable is highly popularly used to prepare salads and many other dishes. It has spicy flavor. Cabbage is highly consumed raw and it is in high demand in Nigeria and sells for reasonably good price. It grows well on a well fertile, well drained manured soil. To go into the farming, you may need to research more to be able to understand how you can go into this business. It is highly lucrative.

Cucumber Farming

The cucumber has gained a lot of popularity in the recent time. Many people, who farm this vegetable, smile to the bank daily. The popularity of this vegetable may be associated with its health nutritional benefits. The medical experts recently said that the cucumber serves as cleanser to the kidney. The good thing about this vegetable is that it can be grown on any land as long the land is well manured.
Cucumber works well in soothing, softening, and relaxing one’s skin very quickly. Cucumber can be eaten raw and can be used for preparation of different kinds of food in Nigeria. Cultivating this vegetable will surely put money into your pockets. The vegetable is very easy to grow and it does not stress the farmer. Because of its high consumption in Nigeria, cucumber sells very fast in Nigeria. If you wish to go into vegetable farming business, consider cucumber among others.

Water Leaf Farming

Water leaf one of the highly neglected yet very beautiful leaf to make money from. Those that know the benefit of this leaf do not joke with it. The leaf is highly nutritious and does not require so much effort to farm. The good thing in that one you plant the vegetable, it keeps multiplying on its own. Those that cook vegetable soup understands Water leaf very well.

Scent Leaf Farming

This is highly nutritional and highly consumed especially in the eastern part of Nigeria and other areas. The scent leaf is often used by many to prepare Yam especially when women newly put to bed. The leaf is popularly known as Effirin in Yoruba land. It is very easy to cultivate. It requires the farmer to sprinkle the dried seed on the soil, within few days, they will all germinate.
The leaf is believed to be used for healing traditionally and it is used for preparing soups like Egusi, Black Soup and even pepper soup. Its awesome scent makes it stand out among other vegetables. Scent leaf can be planted even during the dry season as long as you have access to irrigation.

Curry Leaf

This leaf reminds many people about Sunday Rice and Stew. The aroma it produces when added to tomato stew is awesome. The leaf makes eating rice and stew highly interesting as you can perceive the scent even after the stew is done. The Curry leaf is highly beneficial health-wise and it is highly consumed. Apart from being planted in Nigeria, it is also being planted in other countries of the world like China, Australia and many other countries of the world. To plant this leaf, just sprinkle the seed on the soil, wait for few weeks to start making your money.

Garden Egg Farming

Without being told, this is one of the most popular vegetables in Nigeria. The garden egg leaf is used for cooking local soups. It can be eaten raw with red oil, especially in the Eastern part of Nigeria. This vegetable has been noted for its effectiveness in keeping the kidney very healthy. But the Garden Egg and its leaves are highly nutritional. To cultivate this vegetable, get the seeds and sprinkle on the well manured soil and wait few weeks to start making your money. You can give this vegetable try if you intend to go into vegetable farming business.

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Re: High Profitable And Cool Farming Business That You Can Start At Home by my2chains(m): 6:09am On Feb 23
Pepper Farming

Without being told, pepper is one of the most sought after in the open market. Food may not be appetizing if it does not contain pepper. If you intend to go into vegetable farming business, add pepper into your list of vegetables to plant. Pepper is widely consumed in a very large quantity in Nigeria. Therefore, the market is very open for anybody to go into. Start this business in a smaller way and with time, you’ll reap the benefits.

Bitter Leaf Farming

The bitter leaf is very popular in Nigeria due to the popular “bitter leaf Soup” predominantly cooked by the Ibo people of Nigeria. It is a very important vegetable for most Nigerians. It can be purchased in many markets throughout the year and it’s planted commonly in the home gardens. Wherever it grows, it flourishes.
There are several species; some large, leafy and deep green leaves, while some have comparatively smaller leaves. As the name implies, the leaves are very bitter; the bitterness is usually removed by washing or boiling the leaves. You can cultivate the vegetable to make money if you intend to go into vegetable farming business.

How much is required to go into the vegetable farming business

The amount of money (capital) required to start the vegetable farming business depends solely on whether the person intends to start the business in a large scale or low scale. However, there are a number of factors that may determine the amount of money you may need to go into the business. They include the following;

*.Availability of land: do you have an empty land or can you rent?
*.Can you cultivate the vegetables by yourself or will you employ people to do the cultivating or planting for you?
*.Do you live in the rural area or in the city?
*.Will you plant during the dry season or only during the rainy season?
*.Do you have access to the market or will it cost you so much to transport to the market?
These are very important factors that will determine how much money you may need to invest in the vegetable farming business. However, if you have an empty land or you are able to rent a place at a cheaper price, you can start this business with very little capital of about 10k. The important thing about starting any business is to kick starts the business.

As you progress, you’ll be gaining more knowledge that will assist you to become an expert into the field

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Re: High Profitable And Cool Farming Business That You Can Start At Home by my2chains(m): 5:18pm On Feb 23
Also you can go into small scale tomato farming,

tomato grows for harvest 3-4 months depending on the variety

tomato can be grown anywhere as far there is enough sunlight,

and you been able to fertilize and take care of it well.

Tomato farming is indeed a gold mine if you can plan and cultivate it well

it also has a constant market demand from buyers who are ready to buy from you

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Re: High Profitable And Cool Farming Business That You Can Start At Home by Pomzzy: 10:48pm On Feb 29
Come raining season, I must do this.
Re: High Profitable And Cool Farming Business That You Can Start At Home by my2chains(m): 6:45pm On Mar 03
Pomzzy:
Come raining season, I must do this.

hmm thats really lovely,

but wait let me ask you,
why did you allow the dry season to hold you captive?
LOL

i once saw in your profile,

for death could not hold him captive

cheers!

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