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Cucumber Plantation on Roof

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A Cucumber with its diverse variety is one among those healthy vegetables. In my blog there are articles on cucumber plantation and images. Since I never expected a very healthy and moderately large size cucumber can be grown on roof top I am sharing this in this post.
Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus and belong to the same botanical family as melons (including watermelon and cantaloupe) and squashes (including summer squash, winter squash, zucchini and pumpkin). Commercial production of cucumbers is usually divided into two types.




I was surprised how this could grow in bigger size as compared to my experiments did before.

I could find that the floor of the roof had some mud and algae, hope which supported the plants' root at each node and probably that might have helped the cucumber to grow in bigger size.









Generally in a cucumber plant, at each node, there is a leaf, a flower, a fruit, a tendril and root.

Spinach or Palak Plantation

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Spinach is one of the most vitamin-rich plants. Spinach does best when growing in moist,nitrogen-rich soil. Brought to India by Arab traders.
Harvest

Thanks to Monsoon in Kerala. Fresh Indian Spinach was harvested from 25 pots.




Plant was transplanted from another pot. Plant grew in size to harvest in a months time. This plant require moderate sunlight and the soil should be moisturized in stipulated time periods.







Seed
Spinach plants form a deep taproot; for best growth, loosen the soil at least 1 foot deep before planting.
Saplings 
Seeds were sown in a clay pot and then after 14 days this was transplanted to smaller pots and bags.

Nutritious Value of Indian Spinach Spinach is a rich source of vitamin A and reduces the risk of eye diseases.Consuming this in a regular diet brings the blood pressure down to normal levels.Can be used to prevent and treat many cardiovascular diseases like hyperlipidemia, heart failure, hypertension and coronary heart diseases as it strengthens the heart muscles, …

Efficient Roof Farming

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Planted four tomato saplings, this one being a different category/breed, that grew in heights, so had to provide some support to hold the Plant with its fruit.

Brinjal or an egg plant with seven fruits at a time in a single Plant.

Long beans plant could produce 20 beans in a single plant in a span of 30 days  Planted Long green eggplant, however the fruit that showed up was a cross-breed of a long and a round eggplant. Believe it might be the result of a cross-pollination, since there was a violet round eggplant very next to this one.