The Kitchen Garden at Shantayee

The Kitchen Garden
Lettuce in a half pipe
Lettuce in a half pipe

Deer tongue on the top and winter marvel at the bottom. 

“Square foot garden” bed
"Square foot garden" bed

Have marked out a square foot styled garden in one of the beds. I am going to try an assortment of vegetables mixed up so as to confuse pests and for better disease protection. 

Bitter gourd
Bitter gourd

Very excited to see the first few gourds! Have tried before but I had never got any.  Must have been the seeds. 

Leafy veggies stand
Leafy veggies stand

Peter Fernandes of Assagaon had shown me some pictures of his lettuce stand. I was immediately inspired to try it out. Since i’m in construction it was easy to get this put together. I used some scrap metal that was lying around on site. Drilled some holes in the bottom of the rain gutters for […]

Mulching
Mulching

Since our garden is on the top of the house and our house is on top of the hill we always have a problem with water evaporation. Too much sun and too much wind. There was a lot of grass that had dried up around the house.  Free mulch! I collected it and cut it […]

Snake gourd
Snake gourd

So finally a solitary snake gourd has started growing! The creeper is getting quite long. 

At AgroVision 2013 Nagpur with my father-in-law
At AgroVision 2013 Nagpur with my father-in-law
Sprouting broccoli
Sprouting broccoli

Transplanted sprouting broccoli. Had got the seeds from Karan and Yogi. 

Carrots and basil
Carrots and basil

Carrots and basil are supposed to be good companion plants. I have tons of carrot sprouting. I will have to thin them out later.

Dill
Dill

Was very excited to see a bunch of dill had sprouted and I showed it to my mother.  She had one whiff and said “oh! This is shepu bhaji “. And here I was thinking I had grown something very exotic.  Off course,  my culinary experience with dill or shepu was more so with roasted […]