5 Reasons Farmers Make the Transition from Animal-based to Plant-based Agriculture

Farmers worldwide have begun to shift away from raising cattle and toward crop cultivation to accommodate the increasing market for plant-based milk and meat substitutes made from peas and other plant ingredients.

In place of animal agriculture, they are switching to the production of crops like oats, peas, soybeans, and other plants that will be necessary to meet this consumer demand.

Animal rights are ethical principles that are based on the belief that animals (non-humans) should be allowed to live without interference from human needs. Animal rights are centered on autonomy, which is a synonym for choice.

Foods originating from plants, such as grains, legumes, fruits, nuts, and vegetables, are referred to as plant-based foods. In the near future, the market for plant-based products is anticipated to have significant expansion prospects in developing nations….Read More

Top 7 Tips for Growing Cucumbers

Cucumbers are tropical vegetables that thrive well in hot areas. If you love cucumbers, then you might be interested in growing some. These are warm-weather vegetables that require a lot of water.

There are also varieties to suit your needs. Whether you want cucumbers for pickling or slicing, there are varieties to consider.

Yes, you can grow cucumbers in pots and enjoy bumper harvests. But not just any pot. Cucumbers do well in large pots with plenty of soil. These are plants with an extensive root system.

Based on Backyard Gardeners Network, good spacing is also essential if you’re planting your cucumber seeds in a row. You don’t want your cucumber plants too close. When cucumbers are too close, air circulation is reduced. This leads to more humid conditions. And we all know fungal diseases thrive well in humid conditions….Read More

Tomatoes Growing Secrets for Maximum Yield and Strong Plants

Tomatoes are among the most popular crops to cultivate in a backyard vegetable garden. They are frequently consumed raw in salsas, salads, and sandwiches. Additionally, tomatoes can be simmered in sauces, soups, stews, and chilis.

According to Backyard Gardeners Network, how far apart to plant tomatoes can vary depending on the type of tomato you are planting. For instance, Indeterminate tomato plants being bigger than determinate ones will need more space to grow. Two feet between the plants is often sufficient, but some varieties require more space, up to three feet.

Here, maintaining balance is essential, and understanding when and how to fertilize is also crucial. It is advised to fertilize tomatoes with a mixture that has little nitrogen, some potassium, and little phosphorus.

When planting tomatoes, give them a head start by incorporating some fertilizer into the ground in the planting hole so that roots will have easy access. If you prefer homemade fertilizer, consider including blood meal, bone meal, worm castings, and powdered eggshells. This mixture offers an immediate source of water-soluble nitrogen (blood meal). It guarantees the availability of phosphorus for strong roots (bone meal)…Read More

Animal Rights

So what is animal rights?

It isn’t the scary monster that most people think of.

So how did I come to embrace animal rights? Let me tell you little story.

In my long journey from growing up on a predominately beef farm (we also raised rabbits, pigs, and dairy goats along with my great uncles sheep farm across the road) I grew up with an indoctrination to how animals ranked in the hierarchy of the cycle of life. I also hunted so I would include this into the mix.

Animal rights, to me, is quite simply respecting animals as the sentient beings that they are. This means that they are on this Earth for their own reasons, not ours. That they have their own self interests just as humans do and in so much as they do they should be respected for that and left alone…. Read More