Strawberry Farming

Did you realize that from an 8th acre piece of land, you could acquire as a great deal as Ksh one hundred thousand according to month doing straw berry Farming?

The most popular category of strawberries that is planted with the aid of most farmers in Kenya is the Chandler kind due to the fact that it is speedy growing, produces big fruits which are tastier and juicier and the plant is easy to control. The seedlings can be expensive however there’s a way round this due to the fact you’ll virtually propagate some seedlings to get extra seedlings to plant on their farming area.

The seedlings come inside the shape of splits which can fee at the least Ksh 15/= in line with split which you may accumulate from Kalro Njoro/Thika, Horticulture directorate or Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils (Egerton University). These establishments produce high-quality planting materials.

Soil Preparation

To start with, this type of strawberry is not so choosy with soils, it could do well each in clay soils and crimson volcanic soils furnished you treat the soil properly earlier than planting and add sufficient organic manure(Chicken refuse, rabbit urine and/or plant manure. Inorganic manure which is good for pinnacle dressing can be utilized in later degrees of the plant development.

The seedlings should be planted on the cease of the Rainy season and incorporation of an awesome drip irrigation gadget for your small piece of land is crucial for higher consequences. In the event which you cannot afford this machine, you can opt for the sprinkler irrigation gadget or simply purchase a sprinkler can and do the watering yourself but this will consume a lot of a while and strength as the soil desires to be moist at all times. The plant has shallow roots and therefore water is vital survival detail.

Raise the soil to your piece of land into beds that run parallel to each different 60 centimeters aside. While planting, make sure that there’s a 30 cm distance from one break up to the alternative.

Choose regions that acquire sufficient sunlight as the vegetation are very reactive with frost.
During the primary season of flower manufacturing, pinch of the plants to make sure higher berry production the subsequent season.
Introduce mulch because the plant grows 2 cm above the ground to help manage weeds.
Diaznon, Kelthane and different suitable acaracides and pesticides can assist manage pests and sicknesses.