Farm Blog

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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How to Make Cocopeat?

How to Make and Use Cocopeat at Home – An Easy Step-by-Step Guide Do you know why coconut tree is also called “Kalpavriksha” – because it’s a tree that not just gives food but also firewood and shelter. Wondering how? Well, we might know it for the coconut and tender coconuts but did you know that the outside layer of husk…

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10 Things You Should Know About Country Eggs

10 Things You Should Know About Country Eggs Let’s talk about eggs today… These are eggs I bought from villagers who happen to be my farm neighbours. These are Free-range, country Eggs… I thought I will share some interesting facts about eggs today. ? DID YOU KNOW ? That eggs naturally have an antibacterial coating over them? And Did You…

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Farm Project – 2020

If I am not a planner, I am nothing. Yeah, I love planning. It always starts with ideas hogging my mind space, so much so that I have to put it down on paper to make any sense out of it. Once I have dumped it on the paper, that’s when it takes shape and gives me a direction and…

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Benefits of Mudakathan Keerai

BALLOON VINE (or) MUDAKATHAN KEERAI – Cardiospermum halicacabum Do you have any unruly plants on your garden or farm? This plant has been growing here, at this very same spot for the past 2 years now. What did you say, “You can’t find it, is it?” Exactly my point. Now you can imagine my plight every time I have to…

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Home Composting – 101

Composting is a topic I have been asked about a lot. I have had a lot of queries over the last few weeks and so I decided I try and write about it. First things first; Composting is basically allowing the organic matter to decompose efficiently to be used as a highly nutritious manure for plants. There are a lot…

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Flashback to 20 years back…

You remember the condition my farm was in during the rainy season last year right? Oh, it was terrible! Even accessing the house and garden became quite a challenge due to water logging. Though it was a deliberate decision not to venture into any other area of farm planning except the vegetable patch and the house because…well, Budget$$. But, this…

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How to grow Micro greens

WANT TO GROW MICRO GREENS AT HOME? With increasing difficulties in procuring essentials during the lock-down and times of quarantine, fresh vegetables are becoming more and more difficult to stock due to their perishable nature. Keeping your family healthy in the absence of fresh vegetables is highly challenging but has become even more essential while the whole world is fighting…

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Toor dal harvest at my farm

Okay, so you see that DIY-kind-of-seat there in the picture below…yeah, right there near the fence… Well, I was working on a patch right opposite to that and was ready for a break when I happened to glance at this seat from afar. It looked so inviting tucked away under the shade of the pigeon pea (toor dal) trees. So,…

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A day in the life of an urban farmer

For those of you new here, let me quickly introduce myself. I am a Wife and a Mother, an Organic Farmer, an Entrepreneur running a small organic Skincare Business, a Writer, a Teacher, a Sustainability Coach and a Blogger. And sometimes with all these roles, my life can become pretty crazy. As it happens often, the past few weeks have…

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