Plant Raisers Specialised In Vegetable Seedlings

PLANT RAISERS is a supplier of young vegetable plants to both the small holder farmer and the large exporter grower in Kenya.

Our aim is to supply our customers with the highest quality seedlings, delivered when and where required, and supported with our excellent presentation material. This is achieved with our excellent packaging and labelling together with overnight delivery throughout Kenya using well established courier service providers.

Plant Raisers was established in May 2010.We are based in Isinya, a few kilometres, from Nairobi. We originally started operations with four employees and one 480 square meter propagation unit. Today Plant Raisers employs fifteen people and has propagation units totalling over two thousand square meters with a capacity of growing 20 million seedlings per annum. In addition Plant Raisers also does trial plantings plantings of various vegetable varieties for seed houses in order to assess their suitability of growth in Kenya.

This helps such seed houses to determine their potential of their seeds and assists them in introducing newer and better seeds into the Kenyan and East African markets.

Our skill base is both deep and wide and we pride ourselves in being able to maintain a high level of customer care and knowledge. We are committed to driving our business forward and building strong and lasting relations with our customers.

We specialize in producing strong healthy seedlings of:
Tomatoes
Cabbages
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Pepper (Sweet and Hot)
Onions
Cucurbits
And many others
We also sell Plant Raisers Pit moss.

Within the retail and export sector Plant Raisers supplies over a 100 different varieties of vegetable seedlings with the range constantly being monitored and expanded. The seedlings are grown in bespoke recyclable trays and are supported by coordinated labelling and packaging.

THE PLANT PLUGGING TECHNOLOGY IS THE WAY FORWARD..................

AT PLANT RAISERS WE OFFER THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION
Plant Plugging refers to the technique of producing seedlings for the grower. In developed countries, the term nursery bed does not exist in the sense that the plant plugging technology is adopted 100%
Specialised seed care for vegetables is no longer the privilege of large scale farmers.   It   has become necessary for smallholder farmers, to seek professional care for their vegetable seeds in order-, to guarantee maximum germination rates. This is now possible, thanks to Plant Raisers.

The need to use modern technology in germination of seedlings cannot be overemphasized. This is particularly important if unnecessary crop failure is to be avoided. The conventional methods of growing vegetables from seeds, has demonstrated poor germination rates leading to crop failure. Not only does this impact negatively on the total crop yield, but also results in losses that could easily be avoided given the fact that seeds are expensive, Hybrid seeds are expensive. This means that a farmer can either ruin or maximise on their crop yield, depending on the farming method adopted.

It has been shown that a farmer runs the risk of up to 30% germination failure rate using conventional methods of growing vegetables from the seed. On other hand, vegetable seeds that have been grown using modern technology in greenhouses have a germination success rate of between 85-90%. Plant Raisers takes the risk on behalf of the farmer because the farmer will only pay for what has germinated. Our aim is to ensure that the farmer does not get hurt.

WHY BUY READY SEEDLINGS

  • Less expensive (no need to buy excess seeds)
  • Offers strong seedlings
  • Saves time
  • Low post transplanting losses
  • Ensures optimum plant population
  • Increases profitability
  • Reduces transplanting shock hence reduced maturity period
  • Improves crop uniformity

Plant Raisers delivers vegetable seedlings ready for planting to smallholder    farmers    in    Narok, Nakuru, Nairobi and Machakos. But orders for Plant Raisers’ services have come from as far as Malindi.

 

Plant Raisers is located behind Sathya Sai Primary School. This school is run by a charity organisation and it provides education and boarding facilities to the less fortunate children whose parents cannot afford school fees. We have introduced a programme with the school children whereby they learn how to farm and grow their own food.

Our farmers partake in training these children so that they can become self-sufficient farmers. Indeed, we provide them with seedlings to transplant onto their farm. The children’s farm is now producing crops such as maize, beans, sukuma, spinach, onions, tomatoes etc. The produce that the children harvest is sufficient for their daily needs and any excess is sold into the market to add to the funding of the school.

1. How do I place my order?

To place an order you can either telephone us on +254-735-752687 or +254-700-723220 or drop us an email at seedlings@plantraisers.com.

2. How long does it take to process an order?

It normally takes 4 weeks for tomato, cabbage, broccoli, watermelon, kales, and spinach seedlings to be ready for transplanting. For onions, leeks the duration is normally about 5 weeks. For seedlings like peppers (both sweet and hot) and brinjals the transplanting time is about 7 weeks. Order confirmation is usually through payment of a deposit.

3. How do I arrange delivery / collection?

We arrange delivery to Nairobi. Upcountry order deliveries are normally made through a courier service for customers who cannot come to Nairobi. For large scale growers the seedlings are normally collected from our farm in their own transport.

4. Is the cost of delivery included in the price?

Deliver charges are not included in the price and are normally borne by the customer.

5. Do we supply to trade customers?

Yes we can supply to any agrovet who will partner with us. We also sell direct to small holder farmers and large scale vegetable exporters.

6. What are the ideal conditions for storing young vegetable plants?

To prevent young vegetable plant deterioration: unpack immediately upon receipt. Ensure that they do not dry out, but also do not over water. Tender plants should be kept in warm dry area at all times. Transplant within 24 hours of receipt of plants.

POSTAL ADDRESS:
P. O. Box 11084 Nairobi 00400 Kenya
TEL:
+254-20-2660493
CELL:
+254-735-752687 / +254-700-723220
E-MAIL:
seedlings@plantraisers.com
PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
Sathya Sai Primary School, Seising, Kajiado, Rift Valley.


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