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Affordable greenhouse Construction In Kenya

AFFORDABLE GREENHOUSE CONSTRUCTION IN KENYA

Eunidrip irrigation system is reliable and well known company for affordable greenhouse construction in Kenya.

We are equipped with highly skilled personnel who are advanced with knowledge and skills of affordable greenhouse construction. Our team comprises of agricultural engineers and agronomist who are expertise in this field of greenhouse construction.

Our greenhouses come with various standard sizes that are recognized by the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). The sizes available in the market are eight by fifteen meters, (8mx15m), eight by twenty meters, (8mx20m), eight by twenty-four meters, (8mx24m) and eight by thirty meters, (8mx30m) but the quotation can be adjusted as per the requirement of the client.

From the research and the data we have obtained from our initial customers, we are free and proud to conclude that our services are the best and our clients are the happiest this because, we give the best consultation on the best type of the crop to be grown inside the greenhouse and best type of timing to maximize profit.

Our greenhouses come as a package comprising of drip irrigation system that covers six beds, greenhouse cover, and insect nets, knapsack sprayer and galvanized steel metals plus the installation.

Affordable Green house construction in Kenya is among the new trends in both agriculture and business. This venture doesn’t come without its fare share of challenges. One of many challenges is costing. With high return on investment expectations, sometimes greenhouse farmers tend to pay more per meter square than what could give them real value.

Affordable greenhouse construction in Kenya and the costing.

Let us now have look at the approximate cost of green house construction in Kenya. For small scale farmers standard greenhouse measures eight by thirty meters (8mtrs*30mtrs).

The cost of this greenhouse will vary depending on the following factors
1. Type of  the crop to be planted in the greenhouse.
2. Regulations accuracy required within the greenhouse
3.Type of the material.
4. Locality, where to construct the greenhouse.

 Benefits of growing crops in a greenhouse.

Over time, farmers have come to realize that there are plenty of benefits of growing plants in a greenhouse, especially with the uncertainty in climate change lately.

However, before you carry out your greenhouse farming in Kenya, you have to conduct adequate research to ensure that you will reap some of the following benefits.

Benefits of growing crops inside the greenhouse include;

  1. A greenhouse delivers an extended growing season
  2. There are consistency and reliability in food production
  3. You can plant a variety of crops in a greenhouse
  4. It allows you to control the growth environment, humidity levels, and soil easily
  5. A greenhouse makes it easy for you to control insect and animal infestation.
  6. Proper and efficient way of doing crop rotation.

 Factors to consider for affordable greenhouse  construction in Kenya

  1. The variety of the  crop.
  2. The climatic conditions of the crop.
  3. Agronomist practices required by crop.
  4. Irrigation method.
  5. Availability of the market.
  6. Pests and disease management

The benefits of growing crops in a greenhouse

Over time, farmers have come to realize that there are plenty of benefits of growing plants in a greenhouse, especially with the uncertainty in climate change lately.

However, before you carry out your greenhouse farming in Kenya, you have to conduct adequate research to ensure that you will reap some of the following benefits.

  1. A greenhouse delivers an extended growing season
  2. There are consistency and reliability in food production
  3. You can plant a variety of crops in a greenhouse
  4. It allows you to control the growth environment, humidity levels, and soil easily
  5. A greenhouse makes it easy for you to control insect and animal infestation

 Factors to consider for greenhouse farming

  1. The variety of the crop to be planted.
  2. The climatic conditions of the plant.
  3. Agronomist practices required by plant.
  4. Irrigation method required.
  5. Availability of the market.
  6. Pests and disease management
  7. Security of the structure against vandalism.

Packages offered by Eunidrip Irrigation Systems under affordable greenhouse construction in Kenya

  1. Tank
  2. Drip irrigation system.
  3. Galvanized steel structures.
  4. Polythene sheeting and insect netting.
  5. Germination set.
  6. Knapsack sprayer
  7. Installation cost
  8. And side rolls up to control airflow within the greenhouse.

 

AGRONOMIST’S PIECES OF ADVICE ON CROPPING IN THE AFFORDABLE GREENHOUSE CONSTRUCTION IN KENYA

 

Types of crops grown in greenhouses farming system in Kenya

1.      Tomatoes

Tomatoes generally love heat so, with the help of the polythene sheeting, the heat generated will be suitable for its growth thus good harvest.

2.      Peppers

In the greenhouse, peppers are certain to get more heat than they would outside. This in turn gives me a much larger harvest.

3.      Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a really simple vegetable to grow, and you don’t have to grow a ton of them to get quite the harvest. They sprout and do more lateral growths thus more fruits on the laterals.

So if you decide to grow cucumbers inside your greenhouse, be sure to keep in mind that they do bush out and take over if you aren’t careful.

These problems can be solved by using the widely spaced drip tape/drip line. This will minimize the crowding of the plants. The commonly used drip line/drip tape for cucumber is of forty centimeters spacing, 40 cm or forty-five centimeters spacing, 45 cm

4.      Micro greens

Micro greens are another really simple green to raise. More ever don’t require a lot of space or time. Plus, they are also an added health boost that can be quickly tossed on or into a meal

5.      Strawberries

Strawberries can even be planted in containers so they can be moved around in your greenhouse.

6.      Spinach

This crop requires different spacing depending on the weather conditions and seed variety. Spinach requires a spacing of 60 centimeters by 60 centimetres or 45 centimeters by 45 centimeters depending on the humidity of a place. Farmers in hotter places are mostly recommended to use 60cm by 60cm spacing to avoid moisture stress.

Moisture stress can hugely affect yields as the plants tend to produce fewer leaves and roots.

To farmers who normally practice in organic farming, they are advised to apply NPK (Nitrogen Phosphorous and Potassium) fertilizer and lime solution to the soil every time they are growing spinach.

NPK help to boost the plants’ growth while lime solution helps to regulate the soil Ph to around 6.0 to 6.8. This is the best soil Ph that allows spinach to thrive and ensure the nutrients in the compost are well consumed by the plant.

Farmers need to know that nitrogen should be applied in plenty as it stimulates the growth of large and healthy spinach leaves. They take about two months or less to mature depending on various varieties.

Management of spinach in greenhouse farming in Kenya

  • Mulching is vital as it helps to conserve the soil moisture which is a key for the robust growth of the plants. It also prevents fungal diseases attack on the plants which are likely to happen when soil particle splashes on the plant’s leaves during watering or when it rains.
  • These fungi are present on the soil debris and spread diseases such as leaf spots, damping off, and downy mildew.
  • Weed management can incur less while growing vegetables on may occur in between the holes made in the mulching paper. So weed management practice must be put into consideration even while using the mulching paper in the greenhouse

To those using the organic method of insect’s control, you can use the following homemade insecticides:

  • Use blackjack weeds, crush it, and mix it with vegetable oil to make insecticide and use it to spray on plants.
  • To prevent cutworms, use ash from the kitchen especially when the seedlings are in the nursery and after transplanting.

Other plants that can also be used in the greenhouse as the method of greenhouse farming are the;

  • Kales
  • Flowers
  • Capsicum

Eunidrip Irrigation Systems is full of qualified staffs with wealthy of knowledge on greenhouse farming in Kenya. Our team is well trained in greenhouse designs, maintenance, and general crop support.

With the worldwide greenhouse farming system, we give consultations to the farmers with what type of crops that the farmer should engage in order to meet the market demands.

From these consultations and market analysis from Eunidrip Irrigation Systems experts, farmers are able to maximize their profits thus beating the financial odds.