Let’s Have Some Fun.. Let’s start Farming :)

DIY Project 1: Growing Coriander/Parsley/Celery If you have never grown anything at home… Coriander is the best to start with! The advantage of coriander is that they germinate easily and quickly and are ready in 20-30 days. Quick results and low (rather no) maintenance make it the best one to start with!! So let’s startContinue reading “Let’s Have Some Fun.. Let’s start Farming :)”

MOO!!

None of the discussions on gardening/ farming/ organic produce/ manure/ composting is ever complete without talking about COWS!! Cow dung and urine are considered one of the most elite sources of compost. Cow dung is rich of minerals and bacteria cultures which turns the soil very fertile. However there are many ways in which weContinue reading “MOO!!”

MULCHING

Mulching is nothing but covering the soil around the plants with dried leaves/grass or coco peat. Such a covering stops water from getting evaporated and helps to retain moisture in the soil. Mulching is very beneficial in the winter and summer season. After sometime the leaves start decaying and get converted into compost. This improvesContinue reading “MULCHING”

Composting – 4

How will you know if the compost is ready? It normally takes around 3 months for the composting process to get completed. You know your composting process is going well when you can sense a slight heat in your compost bin. Also slowly the contents will start turning black. When all the contents in theContinue reading “Composting – 4”

Composting – 3

Some Dos and Don’ts : Maintain the Air and Moisture level in the compost bin : Adding more of green waste increases the moisture and thereby a possibility of stink and insects. However a correct level of moisture ensures that there is no stink. The microbes (bacteria) need air (oxygen) in the process of decomposing.Continue reading “Composting – 3”

Composting – 2

The most awaited article of the season : How to make compost ? Kindly note that following is a procedure for making compost on a small scale. If you have a farm or if you need to start composting on a large scale please contact me here. Take a huge container (something like an oldContinue reading “Composting – 2”

COMPOSTING – 1

As we all know compost is nothing but decayed organic material used as fertilizer for growing plants. We also now know about the nutrients required by plants. Now all we have to do is add these nutrients to compost and eventually add the compost to the soil. But the question is to identify which organicContinue reading “COMPOSTING – 1”

NITROGEN IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT NUTRIENT!!

We have always heard and believed that Nitrogen is the most important nutrient! But it is not so. Read on to know more…