Which is the best amaranth (terere) variety in Kenya

Are you looking for the fastest maturing or highest yielding amaranth variety to grow in your farm?   Amaranthus has 60-70 different species spread globally. These species range from grain, vegetable, ornamental and weedy types.  In this post we will give you a list of the best amaranth varieties for grain and vegetables available in Kenya.…

Which is the best onion seed variety in Kenya?

Are you farmer looking for the best bulb onion variety to grow in Kenya?  There are 10 hybrid or F1 onion seed varieties available in the market today. These have been improved by the KARLO, seed companies and approved by KEPHIS to fit the current growing conditions in the region. As farmer you will get…

How to grow lots of potatoes in Kenya

How do you grow potatoes step by step ? This post explores how you can grow high quality Irish potatoes for international market like the KFC. Besides, it is a guide for how you can double potato yield per acre in Kenya without additional investment. In January 2022, KFC, a multinational high end hotel franchise…

How To Save Money On Food During Inflation

Have you ever wondered how much money you spend on meals per day, month or an year? A 2015 study, shows that an average American spend $2,392 per year on food, the average Nigerian $1,132 ( NGN470652), while an average Kenyan spends $543 (Ksh 54300) a year on food. In terms of a portion of…

Best pumpkins varieties that are easy to grow.

Pumpkins are a nutritious and healthy meal. Its fruits are mature for harvest in 75 to 120 days after seed germination. We give the best pumpkin varieties for cooking and easy to grow in the following list. It shows the maturity time, yield potential (weight, fruit diameter) and other features like best use, tolerance and…

The best horticulture crops to grow in Kenya

Horticulture farming for export is one of the most profitable agribusiness ideas in Kenya today. It earns farmers, brokers and exporters millions of money each year. The country is a respected seller of fresh fruits, vegetables and cut flowers. The sector used to be dominated by a few export companies like the AAA growers.  The…

How to start vegetable gardens for kids

Vegetable gardens for kids can help urban families to get more foods and incomes. In today’s post, learn how school-going children can start and run a small one from seeding to harvest. It will focus benefits of vegetable gardens for kids and how to make one in recycled containers, eggshells or bottles. Five counties in…

Which are the best potato varieties in Kenya?

Did you know that Kenya has 56 registered potato varieties by the KEPHIS? But which is the best variety for making crisps, chips, or mashing? More interestingly, which one would make you the highest profits given its high yields or fast maturity period? The chart below compares all the types of potatoes types available in…

How much money can you make growing managu in Kenya

How profitable is mboga kienyeji farming in Kenya? In this post, we estimate the costs and profits of growing managu in English known as the black nightshade. It is a key traditional vegetable for horticulture commercial farmers across the country. The analysis is for one acre of land. It uses the cost-benefit (CBA) formula for…

How to grow spinach and Kales in Kenya

Are you a commercial vegetable or horticultural farmer looking to harvest more spinach for extra profits? In this post, we will give you tips for how to grow big spinach and kales vegetables in Kenya. It looks into spinach plants and yields per acre/ 90 per cent of small scale farmers in Kenya plant these…

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