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

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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