|Project by sharad||posted 07-11-2011 12:40 PM||3262 views||0 times favorited||34 comments|
In my blog Vegetables on my terrace garden I posted the picture of a young pumpkin about which I was excited as it fulfilled my challenge to grow pumpkin on the terrace. There is a saying in our language that “A blind man asks God for one eye and He gives two” . (I don’t know if there is a proverb in English with similar meaning.) Same thing happened in my case. I prayed mother nature to give me one pumpkin and she gave me many. While surveying my garden from all sides I found that three fairly big pumpkins were hanging on the outside of the parapet and three more were seen on the terrace floor itself. I was shocked to see the number. The pictures show the pumpkins on my terrace garden. This success was possible because of the idea of raised bed I learnt from GT postings. I am so grateful to this site. The picture of cucumbers raised by the same technique can also be seen. The cucumber vine is crowded with many flowers and soon I hope to get many of them . At the bottom of the bed I had put a six inch layer of coconut husk. Over this I put a six inch layer of soil and put some worms on it. Once in two weeks I add cow manure to the bed. The manure also is mixed with cow urine which is rich in urea and uric acid as well as many important minerals. My results have opened new vistas for terrace or balcony garden. I plan to apply these processes to grow more edibles and flowers on my terrace. Nature is generous if you fulfill certain conditions.
Honey bees doing their job
-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein