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Greenhouse farming in Kenya

Greenhouse farming in Kenya
Greenhouse in Nanyuki

Greenhouse farming in Kenya is the use of either metallic or wooden greenhouse to produce vigorous, quality, and uniform growth in vegetables and flowers. This is achieved by the great microclimate created inside the greenhouse by retaining the warmth that the plant needs for quick development.

Advantages of greenhouse farming.

1. Greenhouse maximizes the use of space.

Greenhouses' structures are made with u.v treated polyethylene that helps in providing warmth and screening harmful rays to reach the plants.

Greenhouse polythene

The greenhouse cover is made of three basic layers namely anti-drip, U.V treatment, air space to help in holding or retaining the in absorbed heat, this helps in creating a stable temperature within the greenhouse regardless of the change in the external weather, anti-fungal, uva, I.r among others.

greenhouse structure houses hybrid vegetable varieties that can be harvested for a long period of between 3 to 12 months and produce quality and vigorous growing vegetables.

In Kenya, we do have the best climate with a stable agro productive environment along the equator.
Greenhouse Polythene is key in greenhouse farming in Kenya.

Greenhouse drip irrigation

The greenhouse uses a drip irrigation kit that has perforations at different spacing according to the vegetable spacing. This helps in reducing water wastage since each plant receives water at the exact spot for root absorption.
It also saves in the labor force since you only need one person to open the valve for the drip system to function.

Drip the system also helps in controlling weeds due to its spot watering that controls widespread watering favorable for weed growth.
With drip irrigation technology in greenhouse farming in Kenya farmers are minimizing water usage and have uniformity in their produce.

2. Greenhouse plants variety.

Greenhouse plants are bred to produce the best quality in terms of taste, vigor, extended harvesting period, size, nutrition, color, and post-harvest longevity. Outdoor plant's harvesting period is short, most have a weak rind and do have a low shelf life after harvesting.

3. Plants that grow and are profitable in a greenhouse.

Before planting any vegetables in a greenhouse you need to consider the availability of the market, price of the vegetable, transport cost, and shelf life. In greenhouse farming in Kenya vegetables production is quality and with minimum chemical residue.

Here are some of the vegetables.

1. Tomatoes
2. Capsicums
3. Strawberry
4. Cucumber
5. Kales ( mflame f1)
6. Indeginious vegetables.

Black soldier fly greenhouse farming in Kenya

Black soldier flies larvae are used as a protein supplement in chicken and pig feeds. Black soldier flies multiply quickly in warm climates. 

Greenhouse Provide the best condition for black soldier flies to multiply and provide plenty of larvae.

Greenhouse fish farming in Kenya.

The greenhouse is used for fish farming to give rapid growth and to achieve the desired weight without heat and cold stress. Greenhouses maintain the optimal temperature for water. fish love warm water.

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