Gardening is Magic

For me, it’s a trance like state, almost meditative when I am aware of everything and yet, of nothing else. There comes a point, after which I don’t think about what I am doing, all the work happens naturally, in the flow…

Perlite

Ever wondered what is perlite? How it is used? Is it really necessary? Well, I heard you, and here’s everything that you need to know about perlite.

The Soil.. The Mud.. The Dirt.. The Earth!

When we think about gardening, one of the first things we think about are the flowers, foliage, or perhaps the plant has a unique looking feature. The one thing we don’t think about but is perhaps one of the most important things, is the soil. You all know what soil is… It is the skinContinue reading “The Soil.. The Mud.. The Dirt.. The Earth!”

From Dust You Came and To Dust You Shall Return

It all begins and ends with Soil. She Provides. She Nurtures. Whether you want to learn about Gardening, Farming, Philosophy, Spirituality or Psychology – soil is the best place to start with. You understand her and she will understand you. You take care of her and she will nourish you. You love her and youContinue reading “From Dust You Came and To Dust You Shall Return”

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!”

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!!”

Silt & Loam

Silt: Silt is a very fertile soil mainly found near river banks. The soil particles of silt are smaller than sand and bigger than clay. It is one the best soils for any type of plantation. However silt is not easily available everywhere. Loam Soil: Loam (also known as Red Soil because of its redContinue reading “Silt & Loam”