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According to experts, the Agricultural sector has proven to be one of if not, the major source of income generator for the nation of the world. As it were, experts have also implied that no nation in the world can survive without an active agricultural sector. This goes to show the importance and usefulness of agricultural sector in every economy.
Except provision is going to be made for the importation of food for the survival of its citizens. Now, this write-up is meant for entrepreneur minded persons. If you are an entrepreneur and looking to start a business, then starting your own cucumber farming business will definitely be successful.
The cucumber plant is a vegetable which according to experts is one of the most widely consumed vegetable all over the world in different forms due to its health benefits. In some parts of the world, cucumbers are referred to as super food because of its overall benefit you stand to gain when consumed. Below are some of the benefits and uses of cucumber: it is a good source of A, B1, B6, C, and D, it can be used to stimulate hair growth, and it’s also used for the treatment of skin irritation. It is also effective in the fight against cancer and could also be used to treat diabetes.
Starting a Cucumber Farm
Before you start a cucumber business, ensure to have carried out a thorough research and feasibility study on the business. Always have it at the back your mind that in this kind of business knowledge is key.
1). Acquire a Suitable Farm Land
As far as this business is concerned land is the most important commodity. Studies have shown that cucumber can grow and survive in any location as long as there are the sunshine, and constant water supply. But it should be noted that cucumber grows better in a rich humid soil. Before you start your cucumber farm, it is advisable to get a land that is located in an area that is humid and very fertile to save operational cost. So a farm that is along the water is ideal.
If you choose to cultivate your cucumber farm in an area with the scarcity of rain and far from the river, then you should know you are in for a hard time and that means you will spend more on irrigation and operational cost. It is advisable to use an expert before you commence this business.
2). Harvest and Marketing your Product
Marketing of this product is very easy. Cucumber is consumed all over the world due to its health benefits which experts have highlighted which makes it very easy to market. Most people are aware of its benefit which makes it very easy to market. All you need do is inform locals that you have cucumber to sell and see how people will come rushing to your farm.
In this business, you have the option of either selling in wholesale or retail your cucumber in a fruit/vegetable market for a reason profit. You can also choose to be a major supplier to companies and group who are into the processing of cucumbers.
Conclusively, don’t forget to make us of the right pesticide whenever pest attack your cucumber farm so that your cucumber can come out big and beautiful. Healthy vegetable makes you rich with a good return. You can also choose to grow your cucumber organically. Cucumber grown organically are more expensive that those grown the normal way thereby yielding a higher return.
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