Saturday, 29 September 2012

Do we still need proof that Natural Farming has good yield

Today, I was surprised to see the growth of the Lady fingers, look at the pictures below. The growth of Lady fingers are awesome awesome awesome (touch wood).



Below is the video of the current status



It goes without saying that we had a good harvest yesterday and a day before. We had a very good Lady finger Bhujia. Nice real lady finger taste !

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Monday, 24 September 2012

Status update - plantation in Rameshwari Natural Farm

Here is the current status of the vegetables and fruits trees planted.



Lady finger is doing quite good. Pumpkins too. Overall I am happy with the progress we are making slowly. I had a corn from my farm today and it was yummy and tasty. Full of milk and very tasty.

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Turtle in Rameshwari Natural Farm

Surprised !!!!

Me too, when today I went to my farm; we were welcomed by a Turtle. The first thing that came in my mind is that because our farm is free from Chemical fertilizer or pesticides so all different kinds of animals are also liking our farm land and coming in from outside.


The turtle was about 6" in length.

We have tried our best to make this turtle happy by putting into one of our pond. Hope he/she will feel happy about it and enjoy life.

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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Fruit and vegetable plantation at Rameshwari Natural Farm

Here is the status of Vegetable and Fruits plantation in Rameshwari Natural Farm.

Vegetables


The overall growth of vegetables are fine. Below is the species wise details

  1. Pumpkin - doing good
  2. Lady finger - doing good, however an insect is eating their leaves. Watch the video for the insect (mostly orange in color and little black spot, small insect)
  3. Seem - doing good
  4. Bitter guard - doing good
  5. Snake guard - doing good
  6. French Beans - doing good
  7. Beans - few plants were good rest of them are still growing
  8. Brinjal / Egg plant - doing good (2nd attempt, first seed hardly came up)
  9. Carrot - perhaps didn't know how to plant so tough to detect where are they amid grasses.
  10. Raddish - doing ok
  11. Cauliflower - same as Lady finger
  12. Cabbage - seeds hardly came up, very very small plants are there
  13. Tomato - doing good
  14. Onion - small quantity doing ok
  15. Coriander - doing good
May be because this is our first year of Natural Farming and no chemical fertilizer or pesticides so the growth is not very good. 

I also noticed that the seeds that we have planted from our own store (in house seeds), are doing excellent but the seeds that we have bought from market is not doing good and some how surviving. All seeds bought from market is from standard company and costly. Some of them were Hybrid and some were normal.

Please watch this video and suggest the measure to revive the fruits plants and overcome the insects on vegetables naturally.


Fruits


Amid a lot of grasses, fruits plants are really not doing good. Below is the status
  1. Coconut - few have died, rest are some how surviving. The leaves are becoming yellow and drying. May be because of more water nearby the roots. I have noticed that some of the plants having more water nearby roots are doing good and some are becoming yellow so not sure the reason of this.
  2. Karipatta - Surviving, the leaves size has become really small
  3. Mango - Surviving
  4. Guava - Surviving, one plant's leaves have been eaten by insects.
  5. Star fruits (1) - Surviving
  6. Anjeer - One has dried up because a person passed urine on it thinking it will work as a fertilizer for that plant but it started dying. Not sure how to revive it.
  7. Jack fruits - Looks like surviving
  8. Pomogranade - doing good in comparison with others
  9. Sapota - surviving
  10. Lemon - surviving
  11. Sweet lemon - surviving, 1-2 are almost dead
  12. Bamboo - 3 have been stolen, 1 has died and 1 is doing ok
  13. Lemon grass - doing good
  14. Leechi - Amid a lot of grasses do not know where are they but they might be surviving for sure
  15. Water apple (1) - surviving
  16. Papaya - all are dead
  17. Betel nut - surviving
  18. Amla - 2-3 are dead, rest are surviving
Important: Note that before planting the fruits trees I have not get the soil checked and even I do not want to do this. I have decided to use minimal amount of modernized techniques in this farm and want to go for completely natural farming. However would like to understand why these plants are not doing good.

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