Greenhouse Cost and Sizes

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Our greenhouse cost and sizes in Kenya are directly related because the greenhouse price per unit area decreases with an increase in the size of the greenhouse.

5 Key Factors That Determine Our Greenhouses Prices In Kenya

  1. on the unit size. The larger it is, the costlier it becomes for the reason that it take in more material and labour. The choice a greenhouse of size is determined by; land area, water availability, and a grower’s budget
  2. design. A tunnel type greenhouse is less costly than a vented type. This is because the latter has a larger roof surface area. Tunnel type greenhouses are for cooler highland locations, while the vented types are for warmer mid to low altitude areas
  3. greenhouse construction frame material of the unit. Grekkon Limited as a top greenhouse construction company in Kenya, has an option of a low cost greenhouse constructed from timber. This is referred to as a wooden greenhouse, or the option of the more pricey metallic greenhouse. Both serve the same purposes
  4. frame treatment undertaken. Timber for greenhouse construction in Kenya is either treated with light organic solvent preservative (LOSP), or with used motor oil. These treatments protect the timber from termite attack. LOSP treatment is costlier, and preserves the wood longer. Motor oil has to be re-applied every so often and should not be in contact with the crop. Steel is either galvanised with zinc, or an aluminum paint coat is applied on the surface. In this too, the former treatment is costlier, and remains for long
  5. greenhouse crop type. our greenhouse construction cost in Kenya for each of these types is determined by the crop type. For instance, an indeterminate crop that requires an internal crop support system will have a more costly greenhouse than a short strawberry crop. The greenhouse installation cost of a plant propagation unit with misters and foggers is higher than a herbs and spices unit without such

 

A galvanised metallic greenhouse vegetable production unit

 

Greenhouse construction in Kenya

These are the materials that determine our  greenhouse installation prices in Kenya

I. UV treated greenhouse polythene with anti drip properties

This is the key material that protects the crop from the elements of weather; sun, wind and rain. It creates the ‘greenhouse effect’, and minimises disease and pest incidences on the crop. It is either clear or yellow in color. Clear greenhouse polythene for fruiting crops, or in ornamentals, bi or multi colors. This is because it allows in more light which these need for photosynthesis, the process that makes food for the plants. Yellow is for vegetative crops, and mono color ornamentals. In mono color ornamentals, it intensifies the color

II. Galvanised steel bars

They provide structural support to the greenhouse, and also to the crop as ‘crop support structures’ for tall indeterminate crops such as; tomato, peppers, and cucumbers

III. UV treated high density insect nets;

These keep away insect pests. They are for self pollinating (do not require external pollinators such as insects and birds) greenhouse crops

IV. Bird nets

These are only used in greenhouse crops that require insect pollination from bees, butterflies, hornets and many other pollinating insects. They allow in the insects, but keep away bird pests. An example of such a crop is strawberry

V. Profiles

They are screwed onto the galvanised steel bars so that the greenhouse cover is tucked in them

VI. Wiggle wires

Once the greenhouse cover is tucked in the profile, wiggle wires keep it in place so that it is not removed by wind or other physical force. Wiggle wires have a plastic covering to prevent damage to the greenhouse paper the are in direct contact with

 

Greenhouse cost and sizes

Wiggle wires hold in place a clear greenhouse polythene sheet tucked in a profile

 

VII. Screws

The join the profiles to the galvanised steel structure

VIII. Concrete

This is what supports the galvanised steel structures on the ground and keeps them upright

 

 

Humidification through misters in a seedlings propagation greenhouse

 

Successful greenhouse farmers in Kenya grow both none food and food crops in our metallic greenhouses. Common greenhouse food crops are; tomato, peppers, strawberries, and cucumber.  Galvanised steel bars, insect netting, screws, and profiles are our greenhouse construction materials. With labor addition, all now constitute your final greenhouse cost

Every Grekkon Limited greenhouse has a drip irrigation system for crop production, or a misting/ fogging system for seedlings propagation. Sprinkler irrigation systems are not installed in greenhouses

 

 

Greenhouse Cost And Sizes

Greenhouse Investment In Kenya FAQs

1.What is greenhouse farming?

It is the growing of crops under a shelter covered by a transparent glass or translucent UV-treated polythene. This environment protects the crop from the vulgarities of weather, pests and diseases. It eases crop husbandry.

2. What is the most profitable crop to grow in a greenhouse?

Roses for export are the most lucrative crop to grow in a greenhouse in Kenya

3. How profitable is greenhouse farming in Kenya?

Greenhouse farming consists of self-pollinating crops such as greenhouse indeterminate tomatoes, 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?

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. The difference between the two greenhouse types is that the vented type has a roof top ventilation. This is created by overlapping one side of the roof above the other (see the wooden greenhouse image below)  
Our sizes range are small, medium and large

 

A 30M x 8M tunnel type greenhouse by Grekkon Limited in Rimuruti area, Laikipia county. Notice the front sanitary pouch, and side roll up

Greenhouse cost and sizes

The interior of the tunnel type greenhouse

5. How much does a greenhouse cost?

How much does it cost to set up a greenhouse in Kenya?

Below are our greenhouse cost and sizes for galvanized metallic greenhouse tunnel-type structures with a drip irrigation kit, side roll-ups, and an entry pouch. We offer a crop support structure, a 1,000L tank, PPE kits, fertilizer, and seeds package at an extra cost. Consideration is made for a grower’s greenhouse budget. These prices include all greenhouse materials in Kenya

A. Small

Dimensions in meters
Tomato Crop Population
Price in KES
15 x 8 600 KES 195,000
24 x 8 800 KES 275,000
30 x 8 1,200 KES 365,000
40 x 8 1,500 KES 530,000
48 x 8 1,600 KES 600,000

 

B. Medium

Dimensions in meters
Tomato Crop Population
Price in KES
24 x 16 1,500 – 1,600 KES 540,000
30 x 16 2,400 KES 660,000
40 x 16 3,000 KES 990,000



C. Large
From 800M square. Kes 900 per meter square. We customise our price according to size, and your greenhouse budget

 

Greenhouse cost and sizes in Kenya

A low cost vented type wooden greenhouse in Kenya by Grekkon Limited

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 96/MSQ

7. What is the best covering for a greenhouse?

UV-treated greenhouse polythene is the best for greenhouses in tropical locations. Our UV treatment is guaranteed for 3 years

8. Are greenhouse tomatoes better than outdoor tomatoes?

Greenhouse tomatoes have less pesticide applied to them because the crop is protected. Greenhouse tomato farming prevents high pests and diseases outbreak. These tomatoes have a lower shelf life than open field tomatoes because their rind is softer than open field tomato. Complete exposure to the sun is what gives open field tomato tougher rind, assuming the same level of nutrition for both. To increase the shelf life of greenhouse tomato, calcium and boron feeding is necessary

 

Ripe greenhouse tomato fruit

 

Ripe open field tomato fruits

 

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. We also conduct crop assessment visits during the first 4 months of production, free of charge. The reason we make it 4 months is because by this time, the crop has been harvetsed severally and the farmer knows all the basics of production

Greenhouse Cost And Sizes

Summary

For your greenhouse investment in Kenya, we provide a kit for an additional cost that consists of;

  • Fertiliser (planting and topdressing)
  • Pesticides; insecticides (long and short PHI), and fungicides (preventive and curative)
  • Personal protective equipment
  • goggles
  • gas mask
  • overalls
  • gloves
  • gumboots)
  • A 20-liter knapsack sprayer

This secures your greenhouse budget. Our technical team is at hand to guide growers on the best greenhouse cost and sizes based on; crop type, location, and budget.

 

Spraying agrochemicals on a young open field tomato crop donning the full PPE kit

 

How profitable is greenhouse farming in Kenya?

How to get high yields in your greenhouse farming

1. 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.

2. Nutrition

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, providing consistent productivity

3. 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.

4. Crops to grow

Indeterminate vegetable crops like; tomato, cucumber, strawberries herbs, and peppers. This is because the yield over a prolonged period of time, which is key in returning the greenhouse investment

5. Pests and diseases

Greenhouses reduce the incidence of pests and diseases because the crop is under a protective greenhouse cover

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Established in 2017, Grekkon Limited is a Kenyan agribusiness company. It specialises in the provision of; - Irrigation systems - Greenhouse construction - Dam liners installation - Water pumps - Solar dryers construction - Agriculture nets - Borehole drilling The company has operations offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru, and Nyahururu

Comments (128)

  • Good Afternoon,
    Please send me a quotation for establishing a tomato green house 24mx8m in Kwale town, including transportation of the materials.
    Regards.

    Samson Njenga
    Reply
    • Dear Samson,

      Sure, we’re glad to provide our greenhouse prices in Kenya! Cathy in our commercial team will do this. Please share your phone contact; we include it in the quote too.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Kindly can I get your best quotation on the green house…

    Karim
    Reply
    • Dear Karim,

      Please specify the greenhouse size you want.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi, am interested in your work, good job. Can managu be planted in a greenhouse? and if so how many seedling can be planted in the smallest greenhouse. In Eldoret.

    Anne Mutai
    Reply
  • Looking to build a small green house or medium with a small budget my farm is in kilifi area coast

    Omar Abdalla
    Reply
    • Dear Omar,

      This is noted. What GH size do you want us to quote for you in Kilifi?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
    • How much is the materials for 30×8 metalic green house metalic dome like structure

      Muksa a rahman
      Reply
      • Dear Muksa,

        The total material cost (installation cost not included) for a tunnel type GH is Kes 320,000. Where and when do you need the structure.

        Best regards,

        Customer Service

        Reply
  • Please contact me. Am interested in Greenhouses for Strawberry farming
    Also interested in natural Solar for Pineapples and Vegetables.

    George Kidenda
    Reply
    • Dear George,

      Sure, please share your phone contact to reach you.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • I want a 30m by 8m green house so can you
    please send for me the invoice as soon as possible

    Kassim
    Reply
    • Dear Kassim,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Will you transport the material from our store or do you want us to deliver it? If the latter, give us the precise location of the greenhouse so that we include the logistical cost. Share with us too your phone contact.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
      • Can managu be planted in a greenhouse? And if so, a 30m by

        Anne Mutai
        Reply
  • Hi, Do you have a workable payment plan is one wants to install a 40m by 8m. Kes 480,000. 1,300 – 1,500 tomato plants and what margin of profit can one get with 1500 tomatoes

    Victoria Lamon Omeno
    Reply
    • Dear Victoria,

      Good afternoon and thank you for your metallic greenhouse enquiry. Yes we tailor payment plans by client and we’ll advice how much you’ll earn from your metallic greenhouse.

      Where and when do you intend to set up this greenhouse

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • are they metallic or wooden? What is the difference in price?

    liz
    Reply
    • Dear Liz,

      Hello and thank you for your enquiry. We construct metallic greenhouses and the prices given here are for these galvanised steel structures. What size do you want to be constructed and where?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Contact me i need to start Roses farming asap

    Charles Ngetich
    Reply
    • Am interested with the 15x8M. But am currently indisposed financially. Do you have a plan where I can pay with a certain % of my produce?

      Antony Waweru
      Reply
      • Dear Anthony,

        No,for greenhouses in Kenya we do not do that.

        Best regards,

        Customer Service

        Reply
  • i would want to install one in my farm soonesst possible

    tabitha
    Reply
    • Sure Tabitha, as soon as you’re ready we’re glad to venture with you together!

      Reply

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