How to prepare a nursery bed (Agriculture Grade 4)


  • Tape Measure
  • Panga
  • Jembe

Preparing a ground nursery Bed

  • Clear the area using a panga or a slasher if there are plants growing there.
  • Measure your nursery bed preferably 3 metres by 2 metres.
  • Dig the area you measured.
  • Remove any stones and plants roots.
  • Break any big stones and plants roots.
  • Lift the soil to form a raised nursery bed.
  • Add a compost manure and mix properly with the soil.
  • Level the nursery bed using a rake or customize your tool
  • Cut or make narrow furrows where seeds will be placed.
  • This nursey can be used to plant cabbages, tomatoes, kales, spinach, onions and garlic, you can place the seeds according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • After placing the seeds on furrows you can drag the small plant leave on furrow to slowly bury the seeds.
  • Cover the surface with grass, that is mulching. You can use dry grass or green grass, you just use what is available.
  • Water the nursery bed.
  • You can make shade over nursery bed.

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