Pumpkins are traditionally propagated directly from seeds. However, farmers now have the option to propagate their crops from pumpkin seedlings as available from reputable nurseries in South Africa. These are grown in greenhouses where the plants are protected from pests and the elements. When they are ready to be transplanted, the supplier delivers them in bulk to commercial farmers. Growing from pumpkin seedlings bought in bulk from trusted nurseries has several benefits for the farmer, some of which are briefly discussed below.
Brinjal or eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a popular warm-season crop in Africa. It is also known as the aubergine or the melongene. To benefit from earliness to the market and plant uniformity, farmers can buy eggplant seedlings from reputable bulk-supply nurseries.
Large-scale crop growing from vegetable seedlings holds several benefits for the commercial farmer, including: