Every business in South Africa shouldn’t be about buying and selling, Crop farming is one aspect of farming in South Africa that is capable of bringing quick cash to the farmer this season.
There are so many people in the streets of soweto who have no
business being in South Africa. While they waste away in poverty, hoping for a better tomorrow; Opportunity to make good money through farming keep passing them by on daily basis.
The term ‘Farmer’ used to be heavily associated with poverty and illiteracy. But that was then, not now anymore when farmers are becoming the richest people and leaving the best of life
Types Of Crops Farming To
Start In South Africa
Crops farming happens to be one of the easiest agriculture to engage in. On this article we will discuss about vegetable related crops. Any kind of edible vegetable is always in hot demand all year round.
One good example is Fluted Pumpkin. This vegetable is by far, the most consumed vegetable of any kind in South Africa.
Starting A Crop Farming Business In South Africa
1. Fluted Pumpkin Farming:
Like we’ve said before, Pumpkin vegetable is the most consumed vegetable by South Africans of all class. It is used to prepare varieties of dishes and it’s very nutritious too. When you talk about soup in South Africa, you are directly talking about vegetable because, almost
all South African soups are cooked with this vegetable.
Apart from cooking, pumpkin vegetable has been known to increase the volume of the red blood cell when consumed fresh,
without being cooked. The blood
enhancing nutrients gives it the ability to expand the volume of your blood at a very short time after consumption.
It is of course natural for a vegetable of these benefits and usage to be in high demand. Anyone who can cultivate this vegetable, is definitely going to make good money selling it to market women. Pumpkin Vegetable can be cultivated in every part of South Africa due to the plant’s tolerant of drought and poor soil.
2. Green Okra Farming:
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. When sliced, the okra’s edible green seed pods produces slippery sticky substance that make the soup tick, smooth, and delicious.
If you are a South African, you don’t need to be told about okra meal. It’s one of the most popular meal in South Africa restaurants, usually prepared with pumpkin vegetable and smoked fish. Very delicious and tastes good.
Okra contains good amount of Vitamin-A and is known to be anti-oxidant due to it’s good content of beta-carotene. It is also rich in Vitamin-C, Vitamin-K, and some form of Vitamin-B Complexes. Like Fluted Pumpkin, it tolerate all kinds of soil.
3. Cabbage Farming:
Cabbage is another popular vegetable in South Africa and is popularly used to prepare
salads. The only part of the plant that is normally eaten is the rounded leafy head (the spherical cluster of immature leaves) excluding the partially unfolded outer leaves.
Because of it’s spicy flavor, Cabbage is used in a variety of dishes, and is widely consumed raw as well. It is in high demand
in South Africa and sells for reasonably good price.
Cabbage really does not like the sun, it grows better in a cold environment but must get at least 6 hours of sunlight everyday. It grows well on a well fertile, well drained manured soil.
4. Cucumber Farming:
Great skin starts with Cucumber; If you really want your skin to be happy, your number one answer is cucumber. This is because, cucumber and skin is known to
share the same level of hydrogen content, which makes it easier for cucumber to deal with the skin problems by engulfing them. It works well in soothing, softening, and relaxing your skin very quickly.
Cucumber can be eaten raw and can be used for preparation of different kinds of food in South Africa. Cultivating this vegetable
will surely put money into your pockets.
Cucumbers like every other vegetables like soil that is well drained and rich in organic
matter, but don’t stress about the soil conditions. Cucumbers are hearty plants and easy to grow.
Just make sure they have full sunlight and soil that is rich in organic matter.
Cucumber sells fast in markets across South Africa and is widely consumed. It is another (Crop) vegetable farming that can make
you lot of money.
5. Jute Leaf Farming:
We have seen people make good money cultivating jute leaf in
You have to note the followings before starting a crop farming in South Africa:
i. Have A Good Business Plan.
ii. You need to be specific on the type of crop farming you want to start in South Africa.
iii. Have A Good Knowledge Before Getting Started.
iv. You will need good capital to get started.
v. Have A Very Good Marketing Plan.
When you engage in crop farming in South Africa, you will have plenty of food to eat, sell to make good cash, and it gets you closer to nature.
These will increase your overall well being as a human-being. So, give it a trial today and see yourself happy.