Category Archives: Crops

Monsoon Guava

A version of this article was originally posted on the I Say Organic blog http://www.isayorganic.com/blog/an-organic-farmers-diary/ Don’t eat guava during the rains from the commercial market, they are all shot full of chemicals. If you do proceed, cut the guava carefully and … Continue reading

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Vasanta Ritu, Spring in my Step

The Indian Spring – Basant Ritu – is upon us from the 23rd of March, and the flowers are in full bloom. Another winter – Shishir Ritu –  has been wistfully bid adieu as we gird up for the onslaught of heat – … Continue reading

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Welcome, Summer

  Today was Holi, the festival of colors. I noticed, driving through empty Gurgaon roads to Aman Bagh, the (surprising?) commonality between wealthy Gurgaon condominium residents and rough hewn Gujjar peasants  – loads of alcohol, bhang, pot; and loud, sense … Continue reading

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January 2014 – a Day at Aman Bagh

It’s a bracingly cold January afternoon, and the sun is strong – a wonderful winters day. Nature is at its most peaceful at Aman Bagh at this time of the year – winter is a relatively laid back season as … Continue reading

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Pesticides & Fertilizer schedule

Here is my annual plan for fertilizer (Panchgavya, Jeevamrit, Gobar Gas Slurry) and pesticide (Keet Virodhak) application. Fert & Pest Schedule Sept 2013. This schedule has been written in Hindi on a large sized A5 paper, color coded and laminated (so it can last … Continue reading

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