Flower Garden – Part XI – Lantana

If you need a plant that needs no care, no pruning, no composting, yet all season flowers..

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 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”

Inexpensive Gardening – Part 3 – Compost

Over a period of time I have spoken a lot about organic composting and even experimented a lot with them. Here’s a quick recap to all the Composting Ideas! Cow Dung & Cow Urine always stand at number one position when it comes to compost. To read more about application of manure click here. DryContinue reading “Inexpensive Gardening – Part 3 – Compost”

Understanding Seeds

A lot of videos that I have seen online recommend using seeds from our kitchen for planting, especially when it comes to vegetable seeds. But before you do this, just understand the two basic types of seeds. Type I: Open Pollinated or Traditional method: “Open pollinated” generally refers to seeds that will “breed true.” WhenContinue reading “Understanding Seeds”

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 – 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”