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

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Black Pepper Plantation (Kuru Mulaku)

Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum Linn) being prominent in northern Malabar stretch, a region in the western coast of South India. Plant can be grown in all types of soil, preferably suitable in geographical area where rainfall of  100 to 250 cm and also located above sea level.
One plant is grown on backyard of my house and also planted around 30 plants in my farm with 1000 sq.meter. In the same piece of land other planted with coconut tree, banana and others.

Image of the seelings.

This image shows the black pepper in its ripe form. Image was taken after six month of plantation.

It takes almost 6 months to produce fruit. fruit initially appears green in color. 

The final product - Black Pepper.

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