I have 26 Guntha’s (Slightly more than half-acre) of land at Wagholi (Pune) and it also has a natural pond where water is available till May.
I am planning to develop a herbal/ medicinal / edible garden on this land along with a farmhouse / venue for workshops related to nature / spirituality.
The development will happen phase wise and the immediate work that needs to be done is as follows:-
Fencing with the barbed wire has already been done and now I want to create a live fencing by planting some medicinal shrub, like mehndi etc in front of the barbed wire and then plant some creepers over the fence. I would like to plant some Fruit / Medicinal trees in front of every cement pole so that the pole gets support and also there is no visibility of cement. There are 100 poles so I would need 100 such trees which are 3 to 5 yrs old
The natural pond is the main attraction of this land and i want to develop this for fishery/ aquatic plants etc and create an eco-system which can be symbiotic between the plants and the fishes. Ornamental fishes would probably make more sense.
I would also like to set up an automated drip irrigation system.
I would like the design to be such that there is least amount of maintenance required. If required then I can sacrifice yield as a trade off.
I would need a shed immediately. What would be better, tin shed or prefabricated RCC sheds ? I am building a security cabin, should I use this instead of the shed for temporary storage or would a shed prove useful in the long term.
Some pictures are attached herewith. The album can be seen at The pictures of this land can be seen at flickr.com/photos/40118565@ … 9362029464
Would be grateful for advice related to the above points or any other thoughts that I would have missed out.