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”

Sandy Soil

Sandy soil is nothing but sand or soil composed mainly of sand. The color of sandy soil may differ from white to beige to golden brown. The sand particles are very distinguished and detached. They are not united with each other. As a result it is devoid of minerals (nutrients). Now that we have understoodContinue reading “Sandy Soil”

CLAY SOIL

The soil particles of clay soil (also called as black soil because of its color) are very minute and are tightly bonded to each other. So tightly are they attached to each other that it is difficult for both air and water to penetrate. Water percolates very slowly through the soil. Clay soil is aContinue reading “CLAY SOIL”