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, May 22, 2014

Cucumber Plantation on Roof

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.

2 comments:

  1. Its been a while since I read your blog posts. You have been doing a tremendous job I say ! I hope you already know that, but I just wanted to say that aloud.

    Good to see that you have diversified into every possible types of vegetables. Keep it up sir! I will sure call on you for help and advice when my time comes to get my hands dirty !

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    1. Mr attiDuDe,

      I am waiting for the moment to be with you in getting my hands more dirty.....!!
      Here in my company and other contacts in Trivandrum are looking for Consultancy from me. Good idea...!! Planning for a Network Barter system..another social media site..:)

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