Organic Terrace Farming

Hi Guys,

Any one got to attend this OTF held by Earth Warriors at BTM Layout, Bangalore ?

If any participants are there, kindly share your experiences and the knowledge learnt there. Some of the highlights are in Bangalore Mirror.

bangaloremirror.com/article/ … arden.html

Regards

Murali

I live in Chandigarh, N. India. We have extremely hot summers, very windy Monsoons, and and cold winters, the temp drops to about 4 and lower at times, but the wind chill, can be a lot worse. I am a retired Merchant Navy officer, hung up my boots when I turned 60, last year.
I started roof gardening a year or so back. Firstly, to reduce weight, I used coco peat,50%,perlite 30% and vermi manure 20%. The first crop, Tomatoes was Bad. By the way, I am using 100 lts grow bags which I picked up in Australia, on one of my visits. Then I planted a blue potato, which I had picked up in Singapore. The first crop was fairly decent. A lot of small potatoes, healthy but small.  I had two small bags, 25 lts, of lettuce. The seed said ‘Iceberg’ - the plant was the usual leafy stuff we get in the market. Very good crop here. Sweet too.

The soil - I have now added some sand and a bit of ‘Neem Khalli’ to the mixture, and the summer crop is doing well. Chillis, karela, tori, and Kaddu are doing well. Simla Mirch, is small, and somewhat misshapen.
Now, as I have run out of Growbags, I have cut 200 Lts plastic drums, into two, lined them with moss outside as the are now UV protected, and will grow something in them this year. I grew some Basil. three different types, first in pots and then in home made[ 2 lts coke bottles], and they are flourishing.
I brought in a few Calamata Olive plants also. Last year, after 6 years of planting in 20 inch pots, one fruited, a few fruit only. This year I have 4 trees fruiting. This is exciting. Also , now in the Monsoons, I intend to try Multiply . Lets see if I get Lucky. One plant in the garden, in soil, has’nt fruited well, but expect something next year. I hope the winter is severe. Frosting is required here.
I am also trying hydroponics - the first crop was lettuce - very good. Nutrients are home made. Now I intend to expand, but will only try winter veges and herbs.Can anyone point me to a supplier of grow bags, cocopeat and perlite, that can be sent to Chandigarh in small quantities.
Thanks

Congratulations on your success. If you have pictures, would love to see them. See pictures of veggies I planted on my rooftop.

[quote="Jaspal"]
Can anyone point me to a supplier of grow bags, cocopeat and perlite, that can be sent to Chandigarh in small quantities.[/quote]

I looked it up on Indiamart and found the following suppliers.

Arjun Energy, Salem
Creative Polymers, Gujarat
Indonet, Gujarat

You’ll have to check with them if they’ll ship small quantities to Chandigarh. Keep us posted.

Organic Vegetable Garden Kit

Importance of Kitchen Garden

Vegetables occupy an important place in our daily life particularly
for vegetarians. Vegetables are the only source to increase not only
the nutritive values of foods but also its palatability.  For a
balanced diet, an adult should have an intake of 85 g of fruits and
300 g of vegetables per day as per the dietary recommendation of
nutrition specialists. But the present level of production of
vegetables in our country can permit a per capita consumption of only
120 g of vegetables per day.

Considering the above facts, we should plan to produce our own
vegetable requirements in our home with available space like terrace,
backyard etc.

Aim - Haritha Bhavanam

Do you want to harvest fresh vegetables and greens  organically?

Do you want to feed your children with pest, chemical free  food?

Do you want oxygen rich & stress free area in your home?

Do you want to save water usage ?

We help you to plant an organic vegetable garden in your own back
yard, terrace or available space in your home and harvest vegetables
without having chemicals & pesticides.

Concept - Vegetable Garden Kit

For Home Kitchen Garden

25 UV treated Bag (3 year life)

Potting soil  sufficient to fill the bags

50 vegetable seedlings/seed  (6 -7 type of vegetables)

Instruction leaflet

Advantages

v  Light weight , Easy to handle
v  100 % organic
v  Massive Reduction in Disease
v  Better Yield
v  Suitable for all crops
v  Environment friendly
v  Less watering required
v  Contains bio inoculants for self nutrition
v  Supports plant nutrition for longer period
v  No land preparation required.

Benefits

Economic

Gardening gives dual benefits of food and income generation by sell,
barter or gives away surplus garden foods.

Environmental

Oxygen area to refresh
Place to relax and rejuvenate
Produce a healthy forthcoming generation
In addition, simple way of contributing to environmental protection

Fertilizer & Pesticides Application

Organic vegetables are grown under a system of agriculture without the
use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides with an environmentally and
socially responsible approach. This is a method of farming that works
at grass root level preserving the reproductive and regenerative
capacity of the soil, good plant nutrition, and sound soil management,
produces nutritious food rich in vitality which has resistance to
diseases.

SAY “NO” TO CHEMICAL PESTICIDES & FERTILIZERS

Organic Fertilizers

Jaiva  Slurry
Jeevamrutham
Panchagavya
Bio Fertilizer

Fertilizer application can be start from 45th days onwards

Bio-control agents

·        Beauveria

·        Verticillium

·        Trichoderma

·        Pseudomonas

·        Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT)

Details of fertilizer preparation, application of bio pesticides will be in the instruction manual.

Application videos

Please visit following link for getting the videos of application of vegetable garden kit.

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