Planting Programme 

We are continually either planting new areas with clonal varieties or infilling and replacing plants that may have become diseased. We plant in 2 seasons per year at the beginning of the rains. 
Uganda Tea, East Africa, Uganda, Nyambya, black CTC tea, Single Origin, Single Estate, Tea Factory, Family-owned
 
Uganda Tea, East Africa, Uganda, Nyambya, black CTC tea, Single Origin, Single Estate, Tea Factory, Family-owned
 
Once we receive well matured plants from the nurseries these will be field planted at a spacing of 5ft x 2 ½ ft, resulting in a plant density of about 8600 plants per hectare. The plants would have received their first prune in the nursery before being transported to the field. 
 
After planting, the plants will be shaded to minimise the effect of sun scorch. Thereafter, as the rains come to an end we have to start watering each plant. This is done manually from our tractor towed water bowser. Weeding is done manually as chemical weeding is very dangerous to the young plants. 
 
The planting programme is labour intensive requiring about 3 people per hectare that is planted to maintain the plants for the first three years, at which point plucking can commence. 
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