You can’t get Boma Rhodes seeds? Make yours

Ann Munene at her hay farm in Laikipia. PHOTO |CAROLINE WAMBUI|DAILY NATION

What you need to know:

  • Boma rhodes harvesting is a process that requires one to be meticulous to end up with the quality seeds at three to six months when they mature
  • Harvesting is done using a sickle cell by breaking the flower-head and then spreading it in the sun for a day or two to dry.
  • Preserving involves drying the seeds, winnowing and packing in sacks in a well-ventilated, moisture-free store free of pests or rodents.

Lukuai Farm, located 14km from Nanyuki town along the Nanyuki-Doldol Road in Laikipia County, is a vast enterprise, a massive 462 acres.The farm is famed for its beef and various dairy products, some that it exports.


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