The need to institutionalize Agriculture!

Agriculture, in India, is still majorly carried out by individual farmers and their families. In the absence or lack of farming (for the reasons mentioned below), a farmer only suffers a financial setback whereas, we as a nation, suffer from a deficit in food production. We need to understand this. There is an urgent &Continue reading “The need to institutionalize Agriculture!”

An Ideal Farm – Part I

All the posts in the featured series talk particularly about Indian Agriculture Scenario. We all dream about an ideal farm.. Ideal way of doing agriculture.. and then we just shun the thought thinking its just a dream.. Well.. I just decided to give it more thought and pursue it through.. An ideal farm is aContinue reading “An Ideal Farm – Part I”

The Food Plate

Let’s discuss different types of crops here. How do you start studying about crops? I found out the best and the easiest way – Have a look at your food plate! Lets say for example you’re having a rice bowl (Pulav/Biryani/Fried Rice) So now you know the main ingredient is rice. Then we make aContinue reading “The Food Plate”

The Journey Begins!

Understanding Agriculture was the first crucial step to becoming a farmer. So here I was completely baffled as to where to do I start from. Does it begin with understanding crop cycle? Does it begin with understanding soil? Is it the region, climate and rainfall? The irrigation… The different agricultural practices… How and where doContinue reading “The Journey Begins!”

The Farming Woes

So here I was with a decision to do farming. But let me tell you, it was not an overnight decision. As a Gardner I knew a lot about the current agricultural practices, especially the chemical farming side effects. So I went ahead educating people, conducting workshops, explaining them about organic and inorganic farming, etcContinue reading “The Farming Woes”

Which Veges to grow?

I am often asked, what are the best vegetables to grow at home/balcony/terrace? Well, all!! So how do you go about deciding which vegetables do you want to grow? Firstly, always factor in your interest and preference! Secondly, the season. There are many veges that grow throughout the year but there are also equal numberContinue reading “Which Veges to grow?”

Potatoes!

I know its not the right season to sow potatoes but this post aims to make you ready well before the season arrives! 🙂 Growing potatoes is pretty different from growing an eggplant or a tomato! So here’s how we do it! Step 1: Select the potatoes with shoots! Step 2: You can use theContinue reading “Potatoes!”

Abracadabra… It’s Okra!

Hello Friends! Welcome to a new DIY project! This time it’s Ok .. Ok.. Okra… (I know it was pathetic and nowhere close to La La Land) 😛 Let’s go for it! Okra is as simple as Egg Plant. You just have to sow the seed and water it regularly. I know as usual you’reContinue reading “Abracadabra… It’s Okra!”