When Aditi started to advice the city sweepers against burning of these dry leaves, they started piling the leaves; to a point that they didn’t know what to do with the heaps of leaves. It was to address this problem that BROWN LEAF was born.
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 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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
We have always heard and believed that Nitrogen is the most important nutrient! But it is not so. Read on to know more…