For the convenience of the farmers, we are giving information about the sowing of crops every month. So that you can get better production by sowing t
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For the convenience of the farmers, we are giving information about the sowing of crops every month. So that you can get better production by sowing the produce at the right time. Therefore, we are giving information about the crops grown in February. The month of January is about to end and February is about to come which is the best month to grow many vegetables and crops in your farm or kitchen garden. The farmer may get confused as to what to sow and what not to sow to get the best out of the crop. Along with this, we are also informing you about their high-yielding varieties so that you can increase production by selecting advanced varieties suited to your area. This information given by us will prove beneficial for the farmers. So let’s know about the beneficial crops to be sown in the month of February.
List Of Beneficial Crops Grown In February
Chilli cultivation gives good income even with less land. This is the time when this crop can be planted. Both green and red chillies are available at a good price in the market and are suitable crops grown in February. Therefore, it is better to plant summer chillies in February-March. The seed quantity of 500 grams of traditional varieties and 200-225 grams of hybrid varieties is sufficient to prepare a nursery of a one-hectare area.
Okra can be cultivated twice a year and is one of the ideal crops grown in February. The best sowing time for summer-season okra is in February. For sowing, 2.5 to 3 kg per hectare of seed is required in well-irrigated soil and 5-7 kg per hectare in non-irrigated conditions. The seed rate per hectare is sufficient for 5 kilograms of hybrid varieties. Okra seeds are sown directly in the field.
Moreover, ploughing should be done 2-3 times to prepare the field before sowing the seeds. Sowing of summer okra should be done in rows. Also, to get good production in okra crops, apply about 15-20 tonnes of cow dung manure and 80 kg, 60 kg and 60 kg of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash per hectare area. Half the quantity of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and the full amount of Potash should be given in the land before sowing. The remaining portion of Nitrogen should be delivered in two parts at an interval of 30-40 days.
Tomato cultivation is also done twice a year. For the winter season, it is sown in the month of January-February with the help of a John Deere tractor. Keep in mind that the crop should be grown in frost-free areas or properly protected from frost. 350 to 400 grams of seed is required to prepare a nursery for growing crops in its one-hectare area. The seed quantity for hybrid varieties should be 150-200 grams per hectare. For tomatoes, sterilise with formaldehyde by making raised beds or mixing carbofuran at the rate of 30 grams per square metre. Apart from this, sow the seeds in rows, keeping a distance of 5 cm.
After sowing the seeds, apply the cow dung manure to the soil. Next, Dithane M-45/Metalaxyl should be sprayed at an interval of 8-10 days when the seeds emerge after 25 to 30 days of planting. Moreover, transplant the plants only after treating the roots of the plants for 20-25 minutes in Carbendizim or Trichoderma solution before transplanting them in the fields. The plant should be planted in an appropriate field at a distance of 75 cm. Transplant the plants in rows keeping a distance of 60 cm.
Sunflower is one of the most beneficial cash crops grown in February. It can be planted till mid-February. While sowing its crop, it is very important to protect its seeds from birds because birds take them away. Create noise to avoid them. Apart from this, its hybrid varieties can also be sown.
Moreover, if there is no sufficient moisture in the field before sowing, we should do ploughing thoroughly. After the first ploughing, the area should be made loose by ploughing 2-3 times again with a Swaraj tractor While sowing sunflowers, keep row to row distance of 4-5 cm and a plant-to-plant distance of 25-30 cm. Before sowing, mix rotten cow dung at the rate of 7-8 tonnes per hectare in the land at the time of field preparation, and for a good yield, apply urea 130 to 160 kg, SSP 375 kg and potash 66 kg per hectare in irrigated soil. Use 2/3 quantity of Nitrogen and the entire quantity of Phosphorus and Potash at the time of sowing. It has been found beneficial to give 1/3 quantity of Nitrogen to the standing crop at the time of first irrigation 30-35 days after sowing.
Sweet can be grown easily in loamy, sandy and acidic soils. There are many advanced species of pumpkin crops grown in February. These are high yielding and less affected by pests, diseases and adverse weather. Moreover, 7 to 8 kg of seed is required for Pumpkin cultivation in one hectare. Therefore, the large-scale production of pumpkins is beneficial for Indian farmers.
Stay tuned with us for more details about popular crops grown in February.