Carrots are a cool-weather vegetable. Since the seeds are of smaller in size using seedling tray would be preferable. Seedlings appeared in 2 weeks and was ready to get transplanted after showing up 3-4 leaves.
Carrot grows well under sunlight
Compost is better to be used as the root penetration will be easier
Remove rocks, otherwise carrots will split, fork, and become malformed if they grow into obstructions.
Carrots require a soil temperature of about 40°F to germinate; germination will be slow in cold soil.
Keep carrots evenly moist to ensure quick growth and ensure that it should not be submerged in too much of water.
Do not allow the soil to dry out. Reduce watering as roots approach maturity; too much moisture at the end of the growing time will cause roots to crack.
Spread wood ash over planting beds to provide extra potassium for root growth.
Shallow cultivation is necessary to avoid damaging the roots. Mulch carrot beds to keep soil temperatures even.
A different type of bean, which is longer in length but thinner in shape compared other beans. In India this is again found in south India. In Malayalam it is called 'Valli payar'. Seeds usually thick black in color and germinated in a semi soaked hydroponic filled tray or any tumbler so that it can be transplanted to bigger container once the seedling appears.
Positioned the plant very next to the constructed net like structure. so that it can spread across the net.
Leaves are longer and light green in color. This image is taken after 20 days from the day of germination.
Insects, pests and other worms are constant visitors, rather a part in my organic roof and now became a kind of habitat. One way I feel happy to say that these organisms got attracted and living a life here. But my job is to control them from attacking the plants. I keep checking which insects are actually harmful, once identify one as spoiling the plant I use organic pest control measures.In this post I will try to update with all possible pest, insects that i find in my garden.
Tobacco leaf and garlic are the two ingredients that is being used for controlling pest. Usage of this will not kill any pest or worm, but will restrict it to reproduce
Further to that manually remove the worms from the leaves or found in any other parts of the plant.
Usage of a sprayer will not cause any damage to the plants. Proper care needs to be taken while spraying as the smell of the natural pesticide may not attract the butterfly or bees those help in pollinating the flowers.
Inspiration on growing vegetables on roof developed while discussing with my friend Mr D, he had lot of video collections and that influenced me and there was nothing that can stop me in doing this. Looking at the benefits apart from vegetables that I can fetch, there are other benefits like; spending time at home instead of hanging around in shopping, visiting places and having food from restaurants, I am occupied with my family and the plants. I call my friends to my home and we all have food from home lets live natural.................
The images shared here is the roof garden maintained by me, here I have grown multiple varieties of vegetables,
Gardening on roof protect the roof from sunlight,
which controls the heat with in the rooms beneath.
Here I managed to grow, Peas, brinjal, tomato, Okra and lot other.
Planted okra in grow bags, for each plant one grow bag is used with compost soil.
10 plants can produce okra for 70-90 days. each plant will produce 5 to 10 okra, depending …