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

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Micro Farm Setting up


Micro Farm 

An attempt and an experiment to grow organic vegetable. This should be functional by April 6. 

Also view: Drip Irrigation Planning

Landscape and Surroundings
This land is little fertile that I understood from the farmers working in adjacent locations. There is a stream adjacent to the plot.

An attempt to convert the barren land to a 
fertile land.

On the left image land with weeds and on the right side, weeds being cleared and getting it ready for vegetable plantation.

The pit is ready to prepare compost (organic). Dry leaves, weeds were chopped and dumped and covered with mud and watering it on weekends. The pit is filled now with dry leaves, weeds and watered it for decomposition.














Sapodilla fruit or Cheeku in India.

Sapodilla or sapota (Chikoo) is a popular delicious fruit. Its calorie-rich soft, easily digestible pulp composes of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose that when eaten replenishes energy and revitalizes the body instantly. It is a vital source of vitamins, minerals and health benefiting anti-oxidant.
Sapota is a tropical evergreen fruit-bearing tree belongs to the family of Sapotaceae in the genus: Manilkara. Scientific name: Manilkara zapota.


Planted one and the sapling is ready to get transplanted. Since this will grow in size I plan to plant this on ground instead of in Sack.


Transplanted the plant to land since it grows in size. This sapling is now one year old.














Not sure if required water every day , since four months I am watering once in a week and still it is green. The land is 30 kms. away from where I stay. Whenever I visit the plot on weekend, I water the plant.
 Source: Image with the fruits are from different articles.

Pineapple Plant on Rooftop

Pineapple known as a “King of Fruits”, having said that apart from its pleasant taste and flavor, it is a good source of vitamin A and B and fairly rich in vitamin C and minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron. It is also a source of Bromelain, a digestive enzyme. 

Planted one as an experiment. I pulled out the crown (Shoot Apex) from a fruit that I bought and planted that into a container.

It took almost 16 months to show up a baby
fruit. I did not use any compost or fertilizer. 
May be the soil I used was fertile enough that it could fetch me a good size fruit.













Fruit Benefits
  • Eating pineapple benefits in strengthening your gums, 
  • Beta-carotene present in pineapples empowers vision.
  • Pineapple fruit which prevent inflammation in arthritis patients and strengthens bones.
  • The abundance of antioxidants, prevent from several types of cancers.
  • Bromelain, vitamin C and dietary fiber are abundantly present,which promote digestion.
  • If you’re suffering from high blood pressure, consider the pineapple diet for hypertension. 
  • A key benefit from pineapple juice intake is that it averts nausea or morning sickness. 
  • Quite useful for pregnant women who usually experience nausea. It also helps people who are looking to go on airplane trips that usually cause motion sickness.
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