Simple Steps to Growing Sugar Cane
Sugar cane is best grown in tropical and subtropical climates. Here where I live in the Bahamas sugar cane is grown on a wide scale by the Islanders and sold locally by the natives.
The best time to plant sugar cane is during the summer months since it is a warm-season plant. Sugar can resemble the bamboo palm, but this plant actually belongs to the grass family.
What I find so amazing about the sugar cane plant is the natural sweetness that can really excite your taste buds. The sugar is extracted and can be used to sweeten many mouth-watering recipes. In this article, however, we will be looking at how to grow and care for sugar cane.
Growing sugar cane
2. Dig a trench or furrow that is about 6-8 inches deep and a few inches longer than the cane that is to be installed. Plant cane in rows of 6-8 feet apart.
3. Place sugar cane horizontally in the furrow and cover with soil.
4. Sugar canes should be well watered at all times to ensure the overall health of your plant.
5. Sugar cane should sprout in about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks.
6. Continue to keep the soil moist.
8. Another application in the late fall and spring is sufficient.
10. Sugar cane should be ready to harvest in about 11-18 months. Sugar canes can reach a height anywhere from 10-12 feet.
The final word
Planting sugar cane is so simple, just follow these steps and you will be on your way to sugar cane success.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.