I’ve been a passive member of the group so far. I am beginning work on my 12 acre farm near Kanchipuram. To begin with, we are using a JCB tomorrow to pull out thorny shrubs and prepare the land. I have attached pics of the native vegetation and grass on the land. I would like some suggestions on few things -
- What is the best thing to do with the uprooted thorny bushes? The farmers that are helping me are suggesting using it as a boundary for our farm. Is there a way we can use them for mulching/other biomass purposes?
- If there are beneficial trees and plants, may I leave them there?
- Simultaneously, I have borrowed expert to take a look at rainwater run off pattern to suggest making trenches, recharge pits and farm pond. Suggestions on the same are welcome.
- Since I have no electricity/water yet, how do I plan things ahead after the initial clean up? What are my next steps? I plan on building rwh tanks and trenches. Any alternative ideas?
Just like other enthusiasts here, I am a newbie farmer and if not for the collective intellectual ideas on such forums, I would not be so courageous about taking to farming. Thanks for your suggestions!