We harvested a bed of colocasia (shepankizhangu/ arbi/ taro) today. I love this tuber vegetable, and its leaves too, that you can make into delicious patrode, west-coast style.But the best […]
One of the biggest challenges for our farm is the poor soil. Mulch! mulch! mulch! is our motto. (And munch, munch, munch! is our practice.) We have been trying to […]
The mangoes are still growing, they’re not yet ready to pick. These are windfalls. Most of our 22 mango trees are supposed to be Banganapalli, but we suspect they have […]
Almost. Our pre-monsoon work is paying off, now fingers crossed for a good monsoon. Topshe was thrilled, but stopped short of taking a swim.
What’s the difference between farming and gardening? My understanding is that it’s a question of scale, from which follows the consumption of the produce, whether it’s domestic or commercial. Going […]
As with climate change, but not so publicised, we are edging towards another crisis: a desperate shortage of soil and arable land to grow the world’s food. It takes the […]
‘That’s the reason they’re called lessons, ‘ the Gryphon remarked: ‘because they lessen from day to day.’ – Lewis Carroll In April this year, we started our system of raised […]