Drying Herbs sechage plantes aromatiques

 Conservation of aromatic herbs

Harvesting aromatic herbs Aromatic herbs should be harvested when the oils responsible for their flavour and aroma are at their highest level. The right time depends on the part of the plant you are harvesting...
basilique basil

Basil

Ocimum Basilicum Description Perhaps the most popular and most used aromatic plant. It is a plant with a spicy smell and flavor. From a height of 30 to 45 cm, the colour of...

Guide to integrated crop production in tropical areas

Producers must be aware of the new expectations of consumers. They must constantly evolve their practices to meet current challenges: to practice a productive, quality and environmentally friendly agriculture.This guide proposes technical solutions adapted...
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 Understanding fertilizers – How and when to feed your garden

The plants in your garden need food like you, it may seem obvious, but you will be surprised at how many people don't bother to feed their plants and wonder why they are not...
Rosemary romarin

Rosemary

Rosemarinus officinalis Description Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub in the hottest growing areas. Plants can reach 1.2 to 1.8 feet in height with some varieties that have a habit of leakage or...
Parsley persil

Parsley

 Petroselinum crispum Description Parsley is a robust biennial plant but cultivated and treated as an annual. It is the most widely grown plant for garnishing and flavouring. There are two distinct types of parsley: curly and...
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Farmers practice zero tillage and permanent soil cover to improve yields

Evelyn Macho walks happily around her eight-acre farm, which is covered with crop residues. The mulch surrounds the young maize and beans that she recently planted. The 42-year-old mother is from Natundwe village in western...
menthe mint

Mint

Mentha sp. Description Although there are many types of mint that can be grown, each having its own particular flavor, peppermint (Mentha x Piperita) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) are the most common. The mints...
coriandre Cilantro

Cilantro

Coriandrum sativum Description Cilantro reaches 30 to 60 cm high and has finely cut leaves that resemble flat parsley. It has a penetrating odor and flavor. Culture  Cilantrois most often grown for its foliage and...
thym thyme

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris Description Thyme is a perennial plant with a stalking stem and a low growth (10-30 cm high). The stems are stiff and woody and the leaves are small, oval and grey-green...