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

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snake Guard (Padavalam)

Most of the seeds in guard family look alike. In my first batch plantation I was mistaken while growing a bottle guard, thinking that it would be a Snake guard. This time I am sure this is a Snake guard plant.



Seed germinated in 4-5 days. Plant requires at least 60% of compost, since the roots are not that strong enough to penetrate through hard soil.









Two plants were grown, and the sack is placed near to the support provided for the vines to climb.











This plant required continuous water supply and so preferred to sprinkle water at least twice in a day.











This image is taken  25 days after planting it.












Plant started climbing with the support of it's vine and
the coir net.











    

Flowers started appearing , but along-with lots of
worms, stringent control measure is required to control
these worms, curently applying garlic sprays,

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