Frequently Asked Questions
Our Vertical Farm 1.0 can last for over 5 years when well handled. If there are parts degrading or broken, we can selectively repair them.
Most of our customers grow organically. However, the choice is up to the customer. Because of the worm-produced fertilizer, usually no inorganic fertilizers are required. As the farm is small scale compared to traditional farming, chances of pests are smaller. Because the farm is easy to handle, one can easily check for pests and remove them manually or use organic pesticides.
We are mainly based in the greater Kampala Metropolitan area, but we do make exceptions. Just make a specific request here and we can see how we can make it work.
No, multiple kinds of crops can be planted on the vertical farm. Vegetables, some fruits, herbs, … For an extensive explanation and advise, contact our extension officers.
VMG’s internal policy stipulates that a customer MUST pay 60% before delivery and the balance paid upon delivery. However, you can speak to one of our customers support officers to advice on how and when you can/should pay the 40% balance upon delivery.
Cash, Mobile Money (Airtel or MTN), or bank transfer
You can put any kind of soil. However, we highly recommend that you call our office if you need to be supplied with high quality soil. In case you choose to get soil from other sources, we advise you to use good quality soil which enough nutrients and the right structure so that it does not compact.
It can be installed on any stable surface of 3×3 ft. Attention should be paid to solar radiation.
The soil is sterilized free from soil-borne pathogens and pathogens thus protecting crops from attack from diseases and pests. Furthermore, it is enriched with organic fertilizers like cricket frass, worm castings, etc.
This depends on the kind of plants you would grow, as some require a thicker layer than others. Assuming a layer thickness of 10 inches (good for e.g. spinach, tomatoes, sukumawiki, broccoli, etc), and a density of soil of 2000 kg/m3, the area would be 1.6 sq ft (0,15m2). We advise to use the soil mainly for vertical farming technologies, houseplants, flowerbeds, etc. and not for large surfaces.
It depends on which soil and how long it has been in use. If it is Gimusa soil, it already contains its nutrients which are added organically. Therefore, adding extra fertilizer directly after buying would be an economical waste. If the soil is used for multiple planting cycles one might do soil testing to check if it needs additional nutrients.
The price depends on the seedling you would like to buy. We advise that you reach out to our customer support desk by calling+256414673368 or +256704131052.
Yes, we do particularly to farmers within the greater Kampala metropolitan area. We can also stretch to our locations on a case-by-case arrangement.
The standard charge is UGX 30,000 per hour, exclusive of transport costs. However, this price can vary as per judgement of our extension team. We encourage that the customer consults with our office to establish the possible actual cost based on their advisory need.
No. Our officers are technical personnel and are only contracted to offer technical advice. Their participation on the field activities it purely voluntary.
Yes. Our technical staff are qualified to make farm plans as part of VMG’s extension service. However, the cost is negotiated on a case by case.
Yes this is possible. We have several customers producing organic agricultural products (e.g. Skumawiki powder) with multiple vertical farms. If you would like to speak to some customers, feel free to contact us.