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Permaculture Patterns on my farm (PART 1)

I had attended an online permaculture design course a few weeks back and I have been itching to try my hands on them on my farm. I studied some of the designs and decided on which ones could be suitable for my farm. I also researched and planned what to grow on these patches based on some basic companion planting…

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Benefits of Musumusukkai – A Miracle Green

Let’s look at an interesting and lesser known green called Musumusukkai… Musumusukkai / Mukia maderaspatana belongs to Cucurbitaceae family. This is just to give you the necessary details to google it up in case you aren’t familiar with its common name. I was pleasantly surprised at the scientific name “maderaspatana” as in “Madrasa pattinam” the way Chennai was called in olden…

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Magical Colour Changing Lemonade

Magical Colour Changing Lemonade Today while I was at my farm, I walked past these pretty blue flowers. I would always think that I will get back to them later and collect some to show you something magical but always forgot in the rush of other things. This time guess what, I stopped and instantly gathered a few just to…

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Gongura Pickle – A tried & tested family recipe

Gongura Pickle – A tried & tested family recipe Gongura Pickle Recipe: You might have seen my patch of Roselle/sorrel/Gongura as it is commonly called, if not you can view it HERE. I had promised you then that I will share my Gongura or Pulicha-Keerai pickle recipe with you. So here’s it is! Watch how I harvested them and converted…

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Gongura/Sorrel/Roselle – A nutritious green

Gongura/Sorrel/Roselle – A nutritious green This native green which grows quite easily and profusely in the southern parts of India is known especially for the tangy and spicy chutney that is made using its leaves. That’s its call to fame I would say! If you are not familiar with it then let me give you it’s botanical name – Kenaf…

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DIY Rock Garden – Farm Project Series

DIY Rock Garden – Farm Project Series I think I didn’t tell you about the DIY Rock Garden I attempted to create, have I? I wrote an elaborate post on this and forgot to post it. Silly me…Well, this happened a few months back. We were spending our weekend at the farm as usual. There was a ton of work…

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Benefits of Thalik Keerai (Purple heart glory)

Benefits of Thalik Keerai (Purple heart glory) I was in the backyard watering the freshly planted bougainvillea along the fence when one of the construction workers from the neighboring farm dropped by to get some of our coconut shells for fire-wood purposes. She uses them to prepare the meals for the workers. She came over to ask me if she…

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