Grekkon Limited has the best greenhouse prices in east Africa. These best greenhouse prices in the market are from their mix of custom and standard designs. None food and food crops are grown in our metallic greenhouses.
Greenhouse Investment In Kenya FAQs
1.What is greenhouse farming?
2. What is the most profitable crop to grow in a greenhouse?
3. Is greenhouse farming profitable in Kenya?
Greenhouse farming consists of such self-pollinating crops such as greenhouse indeterminate tomato, peppers, and cucumbers, and also insect-pollinated crops like strawberries. These are high-value crops that require intense attention and protection from pestilences such as; hail, drought, pest, disease, storms, and cold. They are moderately profitable.
We design none food metallic greenhouses for flowers such as; roses, carnations, and chrysanthemums, and herbs such as geraniums, mint, basil, rosemary, and lemongrass. These crops are highly profitable and are grown by successful greenhouse farmers in Kenya.
4. How do you build a greenhouse?
Our greenhouse materials consist of
i. Galvanised metallic greenhouse structure made to withstand strong winds and storms. Every structure is tailored to the farmer’s specific needs according to crop type or climatic zone.
ii. We pay keen attention to the light requirement of each crop when choosing what polythene type to use. A farmer growing red roses will have it under a yellow polythene cover, while a farmer growing bicolor, multi-color flowers, herbs, or vegetable fruit crops will have clear polythene over the crop.
Greenhouse farming in cool highland zones will have a tunnel type greenhouse constructed because it conserves heat, while those in the warm lowlands will have a vented type greenhouse that allows better cooling.
Our sizes range are small, medium and large
5. How much does a greenhouse cost/How much does it cost to set-up a greenhouse in Kenya?
Best greenhouse prices for galvanised metallic greenhouse tunnel type structures with a 1,000L tank, and full irrigation system. Consideration is made for a grower’s greenhouse budget. Note that it does not include the internal steel crops support structure. This price includes all greenhouse materials in Kenya.
15 by 8m. Kes 150,000. 500 – 600 tomato plants
24 by 8m. Kes 235,000. 750 – 800 tomato plants
30m by 8m. Kes 285,000. 1,000 – 1,200 tomato plants
40m by 8m. Kes 480,000. 1,300 – 1,500 tomato plants
24m by 16m. Kes 450,000. 1,500- 1,600 tomato plants
30m by 16m. Kes 560,000. 2,000 – 2,400 tomato plants
40m by 16m. Kes 890,000. 2,600 – 3,000 tomato plants
From 800M square. Kes 850 per meter square. We customise our price according to size, and your greenhouse budget.
6.How thick does the plastic need to be for a greenhouse?
It will be 200 to 220 microns. Our greenhouse polythene price in Kenya is Kes 75/MSQ
7. What is the best covering for a greenhouse?
8. Are greenhouse tomatoes better than outdoor tomatoes?
Greenhouse tomatoes have less pesticide applied on them because the crop is protected. Greenhouse tomato farming prevents high pests and diseases outbreak. These tomatoes have a lower shelf life than outdoor tomatoes.
9. How well can a small scale farmer run a greenhouse?
Grekkon Limited has developed manuals to assist small-scale farmers to achieve high yields in their greenhouses.
Best Greenhouse Prices; summary
For your greenhouse investment in Kenya, we provide a kit that consists of;
- Seedling trays
- Coco peat
- Fertiliser (planting and topdressing)
- Pesticides; insecticides (long and short PHI), and fungicides (preventive and curative)
- Personal protective equipment
- gas mask
- A 20-liter knapsack sprayer
This secures your greenhouse budget. Our technical team is at hand to guide growers on the best steel greenhouses based on; crop type, location, and budget.
How to get high yields in your greenhouse farming activity in Kenya
- Soil test
Conduct a soil test to determine the right fertiliser regime. A soil test will be done in a soil testing laboratory after soil samples are collected from the site.
- Increasing yields
Before making your beds, trench to 2 feet and add manure mixed with soil and ash then do your bed over this trench. This will feed your indeterminate crop for many months.
- Water usage
Drip irrigation is the method of watering your greenhouses. Tomato farming, strawberry farming, pepper farming, herbs farming, cucumber farming, and for every crop in the greenhouse.
- Crops to grow
Indeterminate vegetable crops like; tomato, cucumber, strawberries herbs, and peppers.
- Pests and diseases
Greenhouses reduce the incidence of pests and diseases because the crop is under a protective greenhouse cover.