Tomatoes are one of the best businesses that can make you good money. Almost every family do consume tomatoes everyday. This shows that tomatoes have a large market in Kenya and also outside the country. Tomatoes take about 3 months to be ready for the market. Due to fast maturity, tomatoes are economical for farming. There are several variaties of tomatoes that do well in Kenya. The most preferred varieties are Rio-Grande and Kilele F1The two varieties are resistant to disease diseases and require less fertilizer. You can also check other varieties according to acidity of your soil. After you choose your variety you can now prepare your nursery where you will sow your seeds.The nursery should be raised from the ground. Its also wise to put a shade on the nursery to protect the young seedlings from strong sunlight and winds.Tomatoes germinate within 8 days after planting. Its advisable to water the nursery in the early morning or late evening.The seedling are ready for transplanting after about one month.You should apply some DAP fertilizer while transplanting. Excessive fertilizer may destroy the roots of the young seedlings, its wise to apply the right amount of fertilizer. DAP fertilizer is accidic and therefore required in less amount in the soil.Please share to help more people with this information.
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