By CHARLES WOKABI
Posted Wednesday, February 29 2012 at 17:11
His insatiable passion for agriculture led him to farming as a part-time income-boosting activity last year. On his three-quarter acre piece of land, Mr Ngugi built a 20-by-21 square metre greenhouse by last December and sowed the Anna F1 tomato variety, known for high productivity.
He spent about Sh550,000 on the greenhouse structure, agro-chemicals and the set up of a 70,000-litre capacity rain water harvesting system as his farm does not have piped water.
After planting in December, the crop will be harvested in March and will go on for the next eight months. He expects to earn a gross income of about Sh1.5 million in the first season.
Ngugi also plans to plant 1,000 seedlings of water melon in August, which he projects will earn him Sh100,000 in three months. By then, he hopes to have expanded his water…
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