Thursday, January 31, 2019

How to know you are ready for a greenhouse in Kenya

How to know you are ready for a greenhouse in Kenya
Wooden greenhouse in Gambogi

How to know you are ready for a greenhouse in Kenya.


You need to have a farm to do your greenhouse and any farming in Kenya. You can acquire land through buying or leasing .
The land must have good soil and good gradient to allow smooth flow or drainage of rain water.

If the land is rocky we advice client's to import soil.


Good farming require clean and adequate water that is reliable during the growth of the plants to harvesting.

Good water must also be with the right pH for greenhouse plants to thrive however in cases where the water is alkaline or acidic we advise the farmers on the way to improve to allow good environment for greenhouse vegetables to grow.


Security of the farm is important to protect the greenhouse and other farm properties through damage caused by animals like cow and theft.

Greenhouse farmers are advised to have a fence around the greenhouse to keep it safe from human and animal damage.

Greenhouse also can be build in the compound where people live this ensures security and also allow access easily.


Greenhouse tomatoes variety in Kenyan market are bred to have a long shelf life after harvesting and are also vigorous in growth.

Tomatoes can take up to 21 days from breaker before they go bad. This gives the farmer ample time to look for the market.

The quality and enhanced taste of greenhouse grown vegetables gives a farmer good edge in competitive advantage over open field farms.

What affect the market for greenhouse vegetables is pricing due to influx of open grown vegetables in the same market.

Organized market like supermarket and institution gives a steady price despite the influx in prices.


Weather conditions affect the type of greenhouse installed in Kenya. In cold area like larger central province and rift valley we do greenhouse with limited ventilation. In hot climate we increase ventilation and construct tall greenhouses to aid ventilation.

Our greenhouse are strong and can with stand wind speed of up to 120km / hour. We always consider wind and sun to guide us in Green house orientation in Kenya.


a farmer should ensures he has a farm hand who will take care of the plants and watering in the greenhouse.
However apart from watering the farm hand does greenhouse preparation like digging , adding manure and in case of sterilization he need to do the bagging and changing of the soil in the bags.
 The other activities once trained he should know spraying and mixing the chemicals in the right quantity or ratio. The chemicals are insecticides , fungicides, fertilizers and hormones.

We as one of the greenhouse companies in Kenya we ensure quality in training we also give a guidance manual or hand book for vegetable production.


Good agronomy advice on the use of quality manure for our farms states that the best manure for greenhouse farming is goat manure, cow dung and well decomposed chicken manure. Greenhouse farming when added the above manure they improve fertility content of the soil through injection of nitrogen and other trace element like magnesium that are good for plant growth.

Nitrogen is good for promoting vegetative part and increase growth vigor, its advised to have quality manure in the greenhouse to promote growth of strong plants.

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