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How to Start a Rose Flower Business in Kenya

Rose flower business in kenya

Starting a rose flower business in Kenya is lucrative but first,

What are you doing wrong?

The truth:

Probably a lot.

Beginners make mistakes. Just a part of life.

The good news?

You know that darkness you’re stumbling around in? Well, I’m going to turn on the light.

Nobody in the world has the power to make all the obstacles disappear, but I can at least help you see what you’re tripping over. Some of the mistakes you’re making might surprise you.

SPOF means a Single Point of Failure which according to Wikipedia is a part of a system that, if it fails, will stop the entire system from working.

Let me explain.

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How to Care for Your Vegetable Garden Efficiently

care vegetable garden

According to the National Gardening Association, the average vegetable garden size is 600 square feet.

And that, gardeners spend 5 hours per week maintaining their gardens. That those that care and maintain their vegetable gardens efficiently get $9 worth of produce for every dollar invested.

That’s huge return on investment for a mere hobby if you ask me.

So, what are these gardeners doing right that most others fail to do?

They are following the approaches outlined in this article. If you want the same results if not better, let’s dive in.

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How to Get Rid of Weeds without Harsh Chemicals

The clement weather and plenty of sun rays that spring has brought are a true boost for every garden. Yet, people’s favorite vegetables and flowers are not the only plants to take advantage of good conditions.

Weeds like crabgrass and sorrel are growing stronger as well. You can, of course, easily get rid of them with the help of expert gardening care services, but there are some measures you can take on your own too.

Below you will find a few useful tips that can help you exterminate such garden invaders without treating your garden with harsh chemicals. Learn how to kill the obnoxious weeds and preserve your soil’s quality and the already planted greenery at the same time:

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Planting Vegetables for Beginners That Refuse to Fail

Planting vegetables

You want to be as successful planting vegetables as your idol, feeding the world, saving big and even getting paid to do so.

But you know you haven’t got a chance of seeing that kind of success unless you can truly plant your vegetables and care for them over the long haul.

Of course, the big question is how?

Planting vegetables for beginners is elusive

Sure, you get the occasional sprouts, a handful of produce, but it’s not like even your family members are raving about your garden, or even caring about what you do.

You worry that this hobby is not worth your time, that you might not produce anything to feed your family and save more, that you might not get even a single dime from growing your vegetables, that you are just wasting your hard earned cash, but you’ll be damned if you can figure out the magic formula.

And the truth is, unless you can find a way to successfully plant your vegetables, your vegetable garden is doomed to failure.

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Is The Kenya Flower Industry Dying a Slow Death?

Kenya flower industry

Once featured on the CNN as the flower garden of Europe, Kenya flower industry is easily and gradually losing its glory. Or isn’t it?

And yes, I’m speaking from a grower’s perspective because I am one. I want to give you a sneak preview, though.

Kenya has been attractive flower producer because of her favourable growing conditions, cheap skilled labour and rising demand for competitively priced flowers in the main destination markets. I assume that’s public knowledge.

No wonder in 2014 Kenya was in the top 5 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of flower bouquet. #4 to be precise as shown below. [Source: World’s top export]

  1. Netherlands: US$4.7 billion (48.1% of total flower bouquet exports)
  2. Colombia: $1.4 billion (14.1%)
  3. Ecuador: $798.4 million (8.2%)
  4. Kenya: $698.5 million (7.2%)
  5. Ethiopia: $610.4 million (6.3%)

You don’t achieve such kind of results over-night, do you?

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