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

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Elephant Yam Plantation

Experimenting with new types of plants, Elephant Yam is a root plant that can be grown in bigger containers and the yam grows in bigger size. I could collect a small yam and planted it in a sack.

Yam is 1.5 Kg in weight after 7 months. It could have been grown to bigger size but the container was not sufficient enough to accommodate the yam and its roots.

I am trying to grow yam with a small yam(seed).
Planted this baby yam on 20th of December 2010.

Here again I used plastic sack (bigger Container). so that it can grow in bigger size.

This root category plant is taking too long time to grow.
This snap was taken on March 22nd 2011.
From the date of planting it is is now 3 months for the
 plant to take this shape as shown in this image.

Roots penetrating into the soil. This plant require much bigger container.

Leaves growing out of the germinated

Trunk look like the textures of a python skin.

Yam was pulled out of the container after 7 months from plantation. Image shows the roots around the yam.

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