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

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cabbage Plantation

Cabbage is one of the most popular winter vegetables grown in India. Cabbage is used as salad,  and dehydrated vegetable as well as in cooked curries. Cabbage is rich in minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2 and C.

Keep the soil uniformly moist and Keep the soil moist by watering every other day. Place the containers in a spot that gets as much sun as possible.

Fertilizing and watering cabbage plants is important just like cauliflower.  

Plant uses water to absorb the nutrients from the soil. Additionally, cabbage has a high water content, so without enough water, the heads will dry out, crack and become bitter.

Cauliflower plantation

Cauliflower plantation

Cauliflower is considered to be a cool season crop, and it grows best in a comparatively cool temperature with a moist atmosphere.On my roof top it was little challenging to place it since it needs sunlight and has to be kept cool as well.

I bought two different variety of  Cauliflower saplings. This is second time I am trying to grow Cauliflower.

Tips: Make sure that the soil should not be allowed to get dried and Hard. Also excess water would decay the roots too.

If you notice the leaves of these two plant looks different. Hope could make out the difference once the cauliflower button head is visible.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Drumstick Plantation

Drumstick Tree

A multi-purpose, small legume tree, appealing wherever it is planted. 

A remedy for stomach complaints, catarrh, cancer, gastric ulcers, skin diseases, lowering blood sugar, increasing bone density, nervous conditions, diabetes, fatigue, increase lactation, hay fever, impotence, edema, cramps, hemorrhoids, headaches, sore gums; to strengthen the eyes and the brain, liver, gall, digestive, respiratory and immune system, and as a blood cleanser and blood builder.  

Amazing and natural textures, still looks like a sober fruit.