Skip to main content

How to make a kitchen garden in Kenya: Cone kitchen garden


This is an opportunity for every rural family to make a kitchen garden in Kenya. Just as the name indicate, a cone kitchen garden is a type of

Simple steps to make a kitchen garden in Kenya

This is an opportunity for every rural family to make a kitchen garden in Kenya. Just as the name indicates, a cone kitchen garden is a type of garden that resembles a cone, like that of an ice-cream holder. It consists of arranging soil in a conical shape above the ground to create more space for crop growing. Cone kitchen garden is efficient in that it allows for mixed cropping since different species of crop are grown on different layers.

Materials and procedure of constructing a Cone kitchen garden in Kenya:

  • Polythene sheet: It should be the heavy one, commonly called the dam-liner in local hardware.
  • Alternatively, you can use old circular containers that have different circumferences in a manner that they can be concentric.
  • Site identification: Chose a site that receives sufficient direct sunlight throughout the day and well drained.
  • Mark the middle point of the garden site, and arrange the containers/polythene in layers, "one inside and above the other" until you make a height of around 5 feet. Use wooden pegs to mark the radius of each container/polythene. 2.3 feet radius is recommended for the outermost circle.
  • The Second circle should have a smaller radius than the outer, and likewise for all inner circles.
  • Keep filling in the soil in that process until you reach the maximum height that you can operate comfortable (depending on your height).
  • After you fill the soil, water it sufficiently and give it at least 12 hours to settle down before you transplant. If there are empty space due to the settling down, make sure you refill before transplanting.
  • Plant vegetables that are on high demand in your house or in your neighborhood.
  • Regarding the soil, mix red soil with manure in the ratio of one is to one. Use manure from any source, just ensure that your manure is well decomposed.

Also Watch: Apple farming in Kenya - Wambugu Apples

      By following these short steps, you can make your own kitchen garden and produce enough food for your family using the best farming practices.


Popular posts from this blog

Where to get Wambugu apples and how to grow them

The story of farming Wambugu apples in Kenya People like eating apples, but in Kenya, imported apples are very expensive and farmers are now looking for an alternative to grow apples locally, and the farming of Wambugu apples has excited many farmers in Kenya and abroad. In this article, we have gathered and reviewed some information from Wambugu Apple farm as well as from some farmers who have been growing the Wambugu apple variety in Kenya. Read also:  Dairy Goat farming with Wambugu Farmer It is said that an apple a day keeps a doctor away, but what if you could venture into the business of farming apples and keep poverty away? Think about it this way: A huge percentage of apples consumed in Kenya, almost 99% are imported from South Africa, the Middle East region, and the Mediterranean countries majorly Egypt. The price of one piece of apple fruit in Kenya goes for around $ 0.5. One kilogram of the imported apples go for up to 10 dollars. The price is very inhibitive especially th

Dairy Goat farming with Wambugu Farmer

Dairy goat farming step by step by Wambugu Farmer Dairy goat farming is an upcoming lucrative agribusiness venture, not only because of the huge prices that goat milk attracts but also because of the well-known health benefits of goat milk. My name is Wambugu Farmer, and I will take you through a few outlines that I have learnt about dairy goat farming during the past few years. I am not a direct dairy goat farmer, but my parents are. I visit them regularly and over the past five years that they have been practicing this farming, we have learnt a lot of lessons surrounding dairy goats that I am going to share with you in this article. Read also: Wambugu Apple Farm in Nyeri Kenya Watch Youtube Video:  WAMBUGU Apples Farm If you are looking forward to start dairy goats on a large scale or small scale farming, there will be something for you to learn from this article. My parents are small-scale dairy goat farmers doing around 6 goats at a time. They started this project because of th