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, November 7, 2010

Let's have a bitter taste - The Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd fruit is not preferred by many people, But I enjoy to have bitter gourd fry and the dried bitter gourd with curd. Bitter gour dvines needs to have support for climbing.

Right now planted just 2 bitter gourd. The image shows the plant with a growth period of 20 days.

I am waiting for the flowers to appear ....hope we need to wait for at least 20 more days.

Compared to cucumber plant bitter gourd is taking longer time to flower. Now since i planted it, it is almost a month and could not find any flowes, but the plant is spreading through the net and looks healthy and also branches of vines appeared.

Started flowering after 55 days of planting.
vines are spreading across the net.

Used cir and nylon strings as the support for the vines. clips that you see is meant for hanging cloths :).

After 70 days I could see a baby bitter gourd, this time I won't take chance, so I will cover the fruit with a polythene cover to protect from pest or insects.

Applied a polythene cover to protect from the pests and insects.

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