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Planting seeds stress-free in Kenya

Some 5km from Naivasha town sits a park that is home to several flower firms.

Plantech Kenya Ltd is one of the companies based at the park.

Sitting on six acres, the firm that is barely seven months old uses machines to propagate quality seedlings, a first in the country.

“The technology known as plant propagator ensures uniform growth of seedlings. It uses polystyrene trays and peat moss for propagation, with everything automated,” says Idan Salvy, the company’s sales director.

The trays, which are reusable, are smooth helping the roots of plants not to stick in the inside making planting easy for the farmer as the seedlings can be removed without damaging the rooting system.

“Peat moss favours the propagation process as it has high water retention capacity and a lower drying duration that provides suitable aeration good for root development.”

At the propagation unit, the machine works like a conveyer belt where it places soil (peat moss) in the trays, then creates planting holes, plants seeds, waters and covers them with the growing media.

Read more at the Daily Nation

Publication date: 12/20/2016



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Impressed with your article in DNation on 23/6/18.
Please send me list of all seedlings,I can buy from you and prices.Thanks.
Jackson Sempele, Narok, Kenya (email) - 6/23/2018 6:03:52 PM

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