Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control
and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity and control pests.
Since in urban cities limitation is insufficient land for farming, the concept of terrace farming, vertical and container farmings are upcoming trends in urban farming. Here in this blog I will be sharing every single effort and techniques in building my Organic Roof :)

Location Details:

Country: India

State: Kerala

City: Trivandrum

Climate:Tropical, equable, hot, humid and dry.


Soil: Red soil in the Southern-most part of Kerala

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Okra ( Ladyfinger)



My favorite vegetable ....Ladies Finger. inspiration from friends and the delicious okra fry prompted me to start roof gardening. Managed to collect seeds from Kerala Agricultural College (Nadan Vitthu). From 3 plants I am getting 13 Okra in a week to prepare curry. I stopped buying okra from shop. 13 okra is not much sufficient  to prepare a fry, now planted 5 more plants.






                                                                                        


Seed was sown on a tray first so that the seedlings can be transplanted. Make sure that the soil should not be marshy and the seedlings should be exposed to the sunlight.








After 70 days, 
Plants will give rise to leaves with small buds on the anterior part , which will fetch the flower and the fruit as it grows. Please find the snaps below on flowers and the fruit.








Flowers emerged and you can view teh pollination, when ever I reach the roof top i would be surprised to see the bees particularly for the pollination.








Okra in its shape...............
looking as fresh as it was born.........
Due drops on top of it gives a better afresh sight..........






I was excited to pluck okra and hurriedly looking to a curry rather a OKRA FRY!!!!!........












See the beauty of fingers..., the lady's finger













Fry is ready ...........i took the same to my office   and enjoyed the taste and the output of my effort silently without making others feel of it..............but want to share the same so doing it through this bloggggg

3 comments:

  1. Eat fresh instead of frying. That is healthy. I am using only raw vegetables & fruits, healed my diabetes completely. Now I started growing ladies finger at my home.

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  2. I am a retired officer from np pwd now settled near kayamjulam having some 1 acre land. i wish to grow vejetables so that my retirement life will move smoothly. but i wani guidece from experenced persons

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  3. Hello Sir,

    There are lot of kerala government supported organizations like horticorp, Kissan Kerala (http://www.kissankerala.net/kissan/kissancontents/deptagriculture.jsp)

    You will get better idea and schemes from them.
    It would better to start in Micro level initially if you are doing this for the first time. Study of soil, surrounding environmental conditions, sunlight and trees grown on nearby locality all these are certain factors to be considered before selecting the type of vegetable that you want to plant or grow.

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