From seed to feed in seven days. The need for a Hydroponic fodder unit.

India is the world’s largest producer of milk. We account for around 17% of all the milk produced in the World. However, the demand for milk is rising faster than production growth. If both demand and supply continue to grow at the current rate, India will become a net importer of milk by 2021.   Read more about From seed to feed in seven days. The need for a Hydroponic fodder unit.[…]

Cost dynamics of maintaining a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 2

In the first of this two-part series on setting up and maintaining a kitchen garden, we covered the costs incurred in setting up of a kitchen garden. In this second and last part, we will analyze the cost dynamics of maintaining the kitchen garden. No of Growing Spaces: In our previous post, we had covered Read more about Cost dynamics of maintaining a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 2[…]

Cost dynamics of setting up a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 1

We get frequent queries from our readers on the cost dynamics of setting up a Kitchen Garden on their terrace. If put to good use, an empty terrace space can act as a source of engagement for the homemaker and elderly at home. It can also help in generating some additional income, but more than Read more about Cost dynamics of setting up a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 1[…]

Ten tips for soil-less growing

There are many inherent properties of soil that make it difficult to alter/monitor/control the kind of soil and the way it influences and facilitates the growth of a plant. However soilless growing ensures and takes care of many such parameters which makes this an ideal choice and alternative for growing crops. To succeed in soilless growing, Read more about Ten tips for soil-less growing[…]

What is Pruning in plants? Why is it needed? – An essential gardening practice.

What is Pruning: Pruning is the trimming of a plant/shrub/bush/tree by cutting the overgrown/superfluous/unwanted/dead branches or stems to ensure the proper growth of the plant. Though many hobby growers do not get involved in regular pruning, it is as basic a need as watering and de-weeding in a garden. Why is it needed? Not all Read more about What is Pruning in plants? Why is it needed? – An essential gardening practice.[…]

How much does it cost to set up a Hydroponic NFT Farm in 1 Acre in India

Last week, we had covered the cost for setting up an outer structure in 1 Acre and arrived at a figure of between 10L to 50L depending upon the choice of structure. You can visit that link here. This was assuming that the project site is already leveled. In case, the project site is not Read more about How much does it cost to set up a Hydroponic NFT Farm in 1 Acre in India[…]

Common pest and disease of Gourds – Aphids and Powdery Mildew

So far, we have shared our successful journeys with you. We thought now share some of the challenges and failures  one may encounter and learnings from it! When we decided to grow gourds in our Research Centre, we were aware that gourds attract a lot of pest and disease – most of which are transmitted Read more about Common pest and disease of Gourds – Aphids and Powdery Mildew[…]

How much does a 1 Acre Hydroponic Farm cost in India?

I will start with a cross-question. How much does a car cost in India? The answer, it depends. It depends upon what all you want to be in the car, who makes it, what technology it uses, what fuel it runs on, what is the quality of spare parts that go into it, how fast Read more about How much does a 1 Acre Hydroponic Farm cost in India?[…]