Carrots

 These are popular vegetables that are very easy to grow, they are resistant to most pests and diseases and are a good late season crop  and can tolerate the cold, not all carrots are orange, varieties vary in color from purple to white. Though here in Kenya it’s the orange ones that are mostly grown and with this orange vegetable you get vitamin A and other benefits including beautiful skin (ladies), cancer prevention, and anti-aging. Here are other benefits that come from taking this amazing vegetable.

-  Improved Vision.

- Cleanses the body.

- Anti-Aging

- Healthy Glowing Skin 
- it’s an Antiseptic
(apparently they are also known to prevent infections. They can be used on cuts – shredded raw or boiled and mashed).
-Prevent heart disease. 

-Prevent Stroke.

Let’s take a look at how much one would need to plant on a one acre piece of land in other words the carrot investment plan:

  LAND  PREPARATION.

Ploughing

3000/=

Harrowing

1800/=

Furrow making

1200/=

PLANTING.

requirements

quantity

amount

D.A.P

100kgs

8000/=

seeds

2kgs

4400/=

Labor

6000/=

Total

18400/=

CHEMICALS:

requirements

quantity

amount

Fungicides

1kg

1500/=

Insecticides

1litre

1800/=

Bio- stimulants

100ml

500/=

Foliar

3kgs

2400/=

Labor

2 per day

400/=

Total

6600/=

TOP DRESSING:

requirements

quantity

amount

C.A.N

100kgs

6000/=

N.P.K(17:17:17)

100kgs

7000/=

Labor

2 per day

400/=

Total

13400/=

Total cost being 44,400/= on that one acre piece of land you should be able to get 8 tones of carrots as long as you follow your planting plan, as at now the average selling price of carrots per kg is 40/= if anything at the end of the day you should be receiving 320,000/= again (if you follow the planting plan) you will have recovered the 44,400/= you used and made a profit of 275,600/=



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