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Turn Your Life Around with Aloe Vera Farming for Wealth

AgriSearch: Growing Aloe Vera Plants for Wealth

Aloe vera is a drought-tolerant plant that can adapt to various types of soil. It thrives in regions with a high number of sunny days throughout the year. In recent years, many households have successfully grown aloe vera plants for business purposes. Are you interested in learning how to grow aloe vera plants for wealth? Join us as we explore this topic in the following article!

How to Grow Aloe Vera Plants

Aloe vera plants can be grown all year round, but it is best to plant them in spring and autumn, as this is when the young plants can recover and develop the fastest.

Aloe vera plants can tolerate dry conditions, but they do not tolerate waterlogging. Therefore, it is important to choose high and well-drained soil, preferably sandy soil that allows water to drain easily.

The planting area should be thoroughly plowed to break up the soil and create a suitable planting bed. Afterward, create ridges and furrows for planting. Typically, the ridges are about 20 cm high to facilitate water drainage. Space the furrows 80 cm apart and the plants 40 cm apart.

Use decomposed manure as a basal fertilizer. Apply about 500-700 g of manure per plant, equivalent to 2.5 tons of manure per hectare.

There are about 300 different species of aloe vera, but the Aloe vera var. ALOE VERAL with dark green leaves and large leaf bases is the easiest to grow and has high productivity.

Aloe vera plants are propagated through asexual methods, using aloe vera leaves. It is possible to remove the shoots from the mother plant to increase the multiplication rate. After a year, several plants will appear around the mother plant. When the young plants reach about 10 cm in size, they can be separated and transplanted into a nursery. Take care of the plants until they reach about 15-20 cm in size before transplanting them into the field.

When digging up the young plants from the nursery (be careful to preserve as many roots as possible to shorten the recovery time of the young plants), plant them in rows. The recommended planting density is 40 cm between plants and 80 cm between rows, resulting in approximately 30-50,000 plants per hectare.

Tips for planting:

To keep the young plants above the ground (if the soil is piled up onto the top of the plants, it can cause the plants to rot when watered), keep the plants upright and evenly cover the roots with soil. If the soil is not moist enough to keep the roots hydrated, water the plants. If the weather is dry, water the plants regularly to maintain adequate moisture. If it rains continuously, pay attention to drainage, as young aloe vera plants are susceptible to waterlogging.

Youngly planted aloe vera plants will have red or yellow leaves, but once they establish roots, the leaves will turn green again. Aloe vera plants should be kept in a shaded area for 2-3 days after being removed from the nursery before transplanting them to ensure rapid growth and higher survival rates.

Planting Techniques for Aloe Vera Plants

Aloe vera plants tolerate drought but thrive when the soil has adequate moisture. Therefore, during dry seasons, it is important to water the plants regularly to maintain soil moisture. It is recommended to water the plants every 3-5 days during dry periods to ensure optimal growth and higher productivity.

Aloe vera plants cannot tolerate prolonged waterlogging. Therefore, if there is continuous rainfall, it is necessary to create channels to allow for proper water drainage. If the channels become waterlogged, it can cause root rot and widespread death of the aloe vera plants.

  • Weeding and Soil Cultivation

During the care of aloe vera plants, it is important to weed and cultivate the soil multiple times. Regular soil cultivation helps to improve soil aeration and remove weeds, allowing for efficient nutrient conversion and faster growth and development of aloe vera plants.

Aloe vera plants have the ability to absorb and convert nutrients quickly. In addition to applying basal manure (about 2.5 tons per hectare), it is necessary to regularly fertilize the plants with NPK fertilizer. The recommended frequency is once a month, with a dosage of about 100 kg per hectare. It is important to fertilize the plants without soiling the leaves. Ideally, fertilize before rainfall or irrigate the plants after fertilization. Each fertilizer application should be accompanied by soil cultivation to help the aloe vera plants absorb nutrients more efficiently.

  • Pest and Disease Control

The leaves of aloe vera plants are protected by a tough outer layer, making it difficult for insects to cause damage. However, in dense planting conditions, excessive soil moisture, and low temperatures, the leaves of aloe vera plants may be affected by some harmful bacteria. Black spots may appear on the leaves and significantly impact the quality of the aloe vera plants.

Preventive measures: Ensure good soil drainage, regulate soil moisture by timely irrigation, regularly weed the plants to promote healthy growth, and enhance their disease resistance.

In cases where signs of bacterial infection are observed, it is important to quickly remove the infected leaves and dispose of them to prevent the spread of the disease to other leaves.

Harvesting

Aloe vera plants are mainly grown for leaf harvest, so it is important to avoid using chemical pesticides during disease control.

Aloe vera plants are highly drought-tolerant. Even without irrigation, they can survive. Once the soil has suitable moisture levels, the plants will continue to grow. Around 6 months after planting, the first leaf harvest can begin, and subsequent harvests can be made every month. After a year, more young plants will appear around the mother plant. Selecting large and healthy young plants to replace the mother plant allows for continuous long-term harvesting without the need for re-propagation.

By applying the correct techniques for growing aloe vera plants, the opportunity to create wealth is within reach. Don’t forget to follow AgriSearch to stay updated on more agricultural topics!

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best time to plant aloe vera?
– Aloe vera can be planted year-round, but the best time is during spring and autumn when the plants can recover and grow quickly.

2. What type of soil is best for growing aloe vera?
– Aloe vera prefers well-draining soil, especially sandy soil that allows for proper water drainage. It is important to choose a high and well-drained location for planting.

3. How is aloe vera propagated?
– Aloe vera is propagated through asexual methods, such as using leaf cuttings from the mother plant. These leaf cuttings are then planted in a nursery until they grow to a suitable size for transplanting.

4. How often should aloe vera be watered?
– Aloe vera plants should be watered regularly but sparingly. During the dry season, watering once every 3-5 days is recommended to maintain optimal soil moisture.

5. When can aloe vera be harvested?
– Aloe vera can be harvested approximately 6 months after planting. The first harvest consists of the mature leaves, and subsequent harvests can be done monthly.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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