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Green House Farming by karlxavier(m): 6:38pm On Jan 15, 2015
Good day, please I want to understand what green house farming generally means and how it operates. I have heard so much about it and I would like to know more on it... Gurus in the house, please respond...

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Re: Green House Farming by karlxavier(m): 8:43pm On Jan 15, 2015
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Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 10:45pm On Jan 16, 2015
karlxavier:
Good day, please I want to understand what green house farming generally means and how it operates. I have heard so much about it and I would like to know more on it... Gurus in the house, please respond...

It is farming under a confined controlled environment as against the traditional open field farming. The structure can be made of glass or polythene covers depending on availability and cost of materials. These structure ranges in size. lt is not a new technology as it started way back in the 13th Century in Italy before it spread.

Various crops are grown in a greenhouse including cucumber, flowers, tomatoes, capsicum, strawberry etc Generally crops grown in a greenhouse should be of high value returns comparative to its high cost of construction. With greenhouse farming a farmer can get more yield per unit area of land, easier control of pests and diseases, prolonged production period, efficient water utilization, low cost of labour (that is spraying, weeding and watering) High quality of crop produce. timely crop production, less exposure to chemical toxin.

There are also challenges of greenhouse farming as the high initial cost of investments to set up one and high level of greenhouse management skill is required.

Truth is that greenhouse farming is usually seen as the exclusive of big time farmers because of the high cost of construction but there are low cost greenhouse which are constructed with locally available materials and this can last up to 10 years.

For a low cost greenhouse measuring 24ft by 45ft, l believe N180,000 can cover the cost of construction especially if you are in the rural area as one can utilize the wood from the trees around, get nails, condemned engine oil (will prevent the wooden materials from insect infestation), black tarpaulin (would be wrapped at the base of standing post), insect netting (to enable circulation and prevent insects from entering the green house). poly cover (200 micro greenhouse cover)

It involves 2 stages, the first involves setting up the structure which involves setting up of the frame and the second is covering with insect netting and greenhouse cover, Tired of typing it is almost 6a,m my time here and l have an early day. Let me just post pictures to give you idea of what the process looks like.

NOTE: One must personally be on the field to learn how to construct it and if you acquire this skill you can easily plant even STRAWBERRY without soil inside the greenhouse by way of Aquaponics as the Reverend Sisters l work with have greenhouses they built by themselves each measuring 24ft by 90ft and in each they have fish ponds which has about 10,000 catfish and the waste wate from the fish pond is what feeds the strawberry to grow without soil, growing on PVC pipes and they harvest about 1000kg of strawberry every month from each greenhouse.

Signing off!

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Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 3:47am On Jan 17, 2015
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Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 3:49am On Jan 17, 2015
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Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 3:51am On Jan 17, 2015
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Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 3:53am On Jan 17, 2015
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Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 3:54am On Jan 17, 2015
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Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 3:57am On Jan 17, 2015
Strawberries growing on PVC pipes utilizing waste water from the fish ponds.

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Re: Green House Farming by Johnnyessence(m): 4:11am On Jan 17, 2015
Pavore9:
Strawberries growing on PVC pipes utilizing waste water from the fish ponds.
waoooo this is great ehhh ehhh this is great.
Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 10:28am On Jan 17, 2015
Johnnyessence:
waoooo this is great ehhh ehhh this is great.
Well there is so much the human brain can achieve.
Re: Green House Farming by cava: 11:56am On Jan 17, 2015
wow @pavore hope you have not forgotten our discussion on the aquaponics training. are you saying with 180,000 one can bulid a standard green house that can last for 10 yrs.that instresting. have u started the training with the sisters in kenya
Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 12:08pm On Jan 17, 2015
cava:
wow @pavore hope you have not forgotten our discussion on the aquaponics training. are you saying with 180,000 one can bulid a standard green house that can last for 10 yrs.that instresting. have u started the training with the sisters in kenya

Once you have the grounded knowledge of constructing it, N180,000 can build it going by the materials you saw being used The wood used was not bought, so that saves cost.

l have not started the training with the Sisters as l am presently engaged with another project but l know the opportunity is still open for me.
Re: Green House Farming by cava: 5:43pm On Jan 17, 2015
@ pavore ok no problem
Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 5:48pm On Jan 17, 2015
cava:
@ pavore ok no problem
So what are you engaged with right now, agro-wise?
Re: Green House Farming by karlxavier(m): 7:21am On Jan 19, 2015
Wow, that's great and nice.. White informative. What about the harvest? Cost of seedlings, and the actual budget to start a standard greenhouse?
Re: Green House Farming by cava: 8:13am On Jan 19, 2015
@ pavore not much, am still a learner in the industry just nursed cucumber following jaspers method. Nursed some onions cabbage some where in ogun state for planting with the help of an experienced farmer. i live in lagos while the farm is in ogun and i shuttle there every now and then to know how is going. It is a bit tedious but i am willing to learn. even the farm i am using is on lease.
Re: Green House Farming by Liferace: 3:03pm On Jan 19, 2015
Pavore,is the green house in picture situated in Nigeria?..or do you have contact of someone that can build one?.Thanks
Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 3:18pm On Jan 19, 2015
Liferace:
Pavore,is the green house in picture situated in Nigeria?..or do you have contact of someone that can build one?.Thanks
No, it is here in Kenya. l do not have d contact of anyone in Nigeria who is into it.

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Re: Green House Farming by Liferace: 8:31pm On Jan 19, 2015
Thanks for the response,
Re: Green House Farming by karlxavier(m): 12:40pm On Jan 20, 2015
At pavore9, I have seen your posts on greenhouse on other threads where you posted about greenhouse farming. You talked about having a fish pond in a greenhouse. How much would it cost to set up such venture?
Re: Green House Farming by Funmfunm: 5:50am On Jan 21, 2015
Pavore, if you have enough people interested in building Greenhouses! can you not consider coming to Nigeria to build for us? It may be worth your while. Consider it and share your thoughts with us on it.

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Re: Green House Farming by Liferace: 7:54am On Jan 21, 2015
^^^Seconded

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Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 8:15am On Jan 21, 2015
Liferace:
^^^Seconded
You second wetin? unfortunately l am engaged with work and more is coming my way but l will try and seek out an expert to send down to Nigeria, lt needs time and planning.
Re: Green House Farming by Liferace: 11:04am On Jan 21, 2015
"Pavore understand that,though Dizengolf is selling a tomato green house costs a million naira(some other things inclusive) but i believe if done locally it might be cheaper and within the reach of small scale farmers.
Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 1:21pm On Jan 21, 2015
@Liferace, l understand. The high cost is putting off smallholders. Truth is foreign firms believe Nigerians are big spenders, take for example the same Airtel that is in Nigeria is giving me 18GB here monthly for N2,400. l will work out something.

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Re: Green House Farming by Liferace: 1:56pm On Jan 21, 2015
Hmmmm..you are very correct ooo.Nigerians are big spender really,its just that we misplaced our priorities most time..lol.Praying soo hard that you work something out soon..Thanks
Re: Green House Farming by jeffmyson(m): 5:20pm On Jan 21, 2015
Liferace:
"Pavore understand that,though Dizengolf is selling a tomato green house costs a million naira(some other things inclusive) but i believe if done locally it might be cheaper and within the reach of small scale farmers.

The dizengof stuff cost a lot and similar greenhouse cost less than 200 to 300k in Kenya. I think Naija things are always overrated. I am still on the look out for how we can develop a local option for the greenhouses!
Re: Green House Farming by Pavore9: 5:30pm On Jan 21, 2015
lt is because more kenyans are learning how to build greenhouses by themselves, so no company can do shakara for them. Moreover there are adverts for greenhouse construction everywhere thus the war of lower pricing.

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Re: Green House Farming by mchuxx(m): 6:22pm On Jan 21, 2015
Liferace:
Pavore,is the green house in picture situated in Nigeria?..or do you have contact of someone that can build one?.Thanks

I can build a greenhouse for you. U may PM me or BBM 33333396b.

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Re: Green House Farming by Liferace: 8:28pm On Jan 21, 2015
^^^Do you have existing customers,pictures etc.Post it here and the price.Am sure you will get more customers that way.
Re: Green House Farming by Soloxam(m): 8:44pm On Jan 21, 2015
Funmfunm:
Pavore, if you have enough people interested in building Greenhouses! can you not consider coming to Nigeria to build for us? It may be worth your while. Consider it and share your thoughts with us on it.
Call mr Wale (08054260385) He build green house, He base in lagos. I have seen Him using local materials, Bamboo precisely.

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