Ten Crops You can Grow and Harvest within Three Months

(i) Maize

Maize is a long grain crop that requires 60 to 100 days (2 months – 3 months and 1 week) to reach harvest depending on their verities and depending on the ecological friendliness.

Varieties of Maize

There are six verities of maize mainly:

1. Flint maize

2. Waxy maize

3. Flour maize

4. Sweet maize

5. Dent maize

6. Pop maize

How to grow maize crop

1. Clear your land.

2. Make ridges.

3. Bury the seed into the soil.

4. Apply fertilizer or crop booster if needed.

5. Spray with pesticide.

6. Control the weed.

7. Harvest.

(ii) Watermelon

Watermelon is a cover crop that grows and spread it branches long, it takes watermelon 65 to 90 days (2 months and 3 days – 2months and 28 days) before getting matured for harvest.

Varieties of Watermelon

The four basic verities of watermelon are:

1. Yellow or Orange fleshed.

2. Picnic.

3. Seedless.

4. Icebox.

How to grow watermelon crop

1. Clear the soil.

2. Make ridges.

3. Plant the seed below the soil.

4. Control the weed.

5. Spray with pesticide and crop booster.

6. Harvest.

(iii) Pepper

Pepper is a crop that grows above the soil, most pepper get mature between 60 to 90 days (1 month and 29 days – 2 months and 28 days) after transplanting.

But it may likely take Hot Pepper up to 150 days (4 months and 26 days) to produce after transplanting.

Varieties of Pepper

There are over twenty verities of pepper, but here is the list of the major ones:

1. Bell pepper.

2. Scotch bonnet.

3. Sweet and chili pepper.

4. Poblano

5. Jalapeno.

6. Bird’s eye chili pepper

7. Trinidad scorpion

8. Serrano pepper

9. Capsicum pubescens and baccatum

10. Guajillo chili etc.

How to grow pepper crop

1. Find a fertile land in a riverbank.

2. Clear the soil.

3. Make a flat bed.

4. Spread the pepper seed on the bed.

5. Cover the bed with dry grass or erect a low palm kernel shield over the bed.

6. Wet till the crop reach 20 cm tall.

7. Transplant under cool weather.

8. Control weed.

9. Add fertilizer and spray with pesticide.

10. Harvest.

(iv) Okra

Okra is a crop that can produce for 10 – 12 weeks, that is 2 months and 2 weeks – 3 months as it grows continuously above the soil, okra reaches maturity in 50 to 65 days (1 month and 19 days – 2 months and 3 days) after planting.

Varieties of Okra

There are thirteen varieties of okra, but here is a list of few:

1. Hybrid: baby bubba

2. Cajun delight.

3. Blondy.

4. Cow horn.

5. Burgundy.

6. Clemson spineless.

7. Go big.

8. Emerald

How to grow okra crop

1. Clear a land.

2. Make ridges.

3. Plant the seed into the soil.

4. Spray with pesticide before production begins.

5. Control weed.

6. Harvest.

(v) Groundnut

Groundnut is a cover crop that grows slowly until about 40 days (1 month and 9 days) before producing after planting.

Varieties of Groundnut

There are four main varieties of groundnut:

1. Runner groundnut

2. Valencia groundnut

3. Spanish groundnut

4. Virginia groundnut

How to plant groundnut crop

1. Clear a land.

2. Make flat ridges.

3. Use your two legs to continuously make a shallow hole while another person put the seed and cover it the same way.

4: control weed.

5. Harvest.

(vi) Bean

Beans are seedpod cover crop that reaches maturity in 50 – 55 days (1 month and 19days -1 month and 24 days) before producing while others reach their producing stage depending on their varieties.

Varieties of Bean

Research made us understand that there are over forty-thousand varieties of beans across the world, but, the list below is the healthy ones:

1. Black beans.

2. Navy beans.

3. Lentils.

4. Soybeans

5. Peas.

6. Kidney beans.

7. Pinto beans.

8. Chickpeas beans.

How to grow bean crop

1. Prepare your land.

2. Make ridges.

3. Plant the seed into the soil.

4. Control weed.

5. Spray with pesticide.

6. Harvest.

(vii) Tomato

Tomato is a soft and fast crop that grows to maturity between 20 – 30 days (1 month), the number of days include period of nursing and transplanting.

Varieties of Tomato

There are up to twenty-seven varieties of tomato, but here is the list of the popular ones:

1. Better boy

2. Black krim

3. Celebrity tomato

4. Roma tomato

5. Early girl

6. Money maker

7. Brandywine

8. Big beef

9. Hillbilly tomato

10. Big rainbow etc

How to grow tomato crop

1. Find a fertile land in a riverbank.

2. Clear the soil.

3. Make a flat bed.

4. Spread the tomato seed on the bed.

5. Cover the bed with dry grass or erect a low palm kernel shield over the bed.

6. Wet till the crop reach 15 cm tall.

7. Transplant under a very cool weather.

8. Control weed.

9. Spray with pesticide.

10. Harvest.

(viii) Cucumber

Cucumber when cared for only takes 50 – 70 days (I month and 19 days – 2 months and 8days) to produce.

Varieties of cucumber

There are 33 varieties of cumber, here is few of it:

1. Slicing dasher II.

2. Burpless hybrid.

3. Fanfare.

4. Sweet success

5. Slicing marketmore 76.

6. Little leaf H-19.

7. Diva.

8. National pickling.

9. Pickling calypso.

10. Spacemaster 80.

11. Salad bush.

12. Straight eight.

How to plant cucumber crop

1. Clear your land.

2. Make ridges/use land without turning.

3. Plant your seed.

4. Erect a pole they can hang on.

5. Control weed.

6. Spray with pesticide.

7. Harvest.

(ix) Ugu (fluted gourd or fluted pumpkin)

Ugu is a leaf vegetable crop; it takes ugu 30 – 45 days (1 month – 1 month and 14 days) to get ready for harvest.

How to plant Ugu crop

1. Fill a small nylon with soil/make a bed.

2. Deep the pumpkin into the prepared soil.

3. Wet till it grows 15cm long.

4. Transplant to a prepared farm land.

5. Make an open table (scaffolding) for them.

6. Hang each plant on the pole.

7. Control the weed.

8. Keep harvesting every 7 days.

(x) African spinach & Jute mallow

x.i African spinach (efo, Anye) is a leaf vegetable crop; it get mature after 21 – 30 days of planting.

How to grow African spinach leaf vegetable crop

1. Prepare a cold soil near a stream.

2. Make a sand bed (turn the soil).

3. Mix the seed with light wet sand/or don’t.

4. Spread the seed all over the prepared soil.

5. Wet continuously.

6. Control weeds by practicing thinning.

7. Spray with pesticide (if only needed).

8. Harvest.

x.i Jute mallow (ewedu) is a draw soup leaf vegetable crop; it takes jute mallow 20 – 31 days (1month) to get ready for harvest.

How to grow Jute mallow leaf vegetable crop

1. Prepare a cold soil beside the stream.

2. Turn the soil.

3. Boil the seed.

4. Allow it to dry.

5. Mix the seed with light wet sand/or don’t.

6. Spread the seed all over the prepared soil.

7. Wet continuously.

8. Control weeds by practicing thinning. 9. Harvest

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