Imagine having your very own vegetable garden right at home. The new veggie starter packs are designed to empower South Africans to do just that. For a small investment of only R300, these starter packs offer you the opportunity to grow enough vegetables to feed your family and even have surplus to sell, providing an additional source of income.
These packs come in two versions, one for summer and one for winter, and include everything you need: plant spacing ropes, fertilizer, enough seeds to produce about 100 kilograms of healthy vegetables, and a comprehensive step-by-step guide to walk you through the process. All you require from your end is a space of about 3×5 meters (15 square meters) and, of course, a water source.
Inspired by the success of the veggie starter packs, AgricultSURE and Laeveld Agrochem have gone a step further by launching the small farmer starter pack. This remarkable package is set to empower smallholder farmers a small piece of land to produce vegetables on a notable scale.
The small farmer starter pack is an all-in-one solution that can be used as modular units. It includes an erectable tank with a palette that can be configured to create a niche farm of 500 or 1 000 square meters. Additionally, it also has a solar-powered pump connected to a drip irrigation system, a solar rechargeable backpack sprayer, and other essentials. Essentially, it’s a complete farming unit, with all the necessary items included, and it’s compact enough to fit in the back of a bakkie. Think of it as a plug-and-play micro-farm, making farming more accessible and convenient than ever.