Efforts to take organic farming to more areas

JABIR MUSHTHARI The Niravu Farmers’ Club, which recently secured the ‘A-Grade Cluster’ recognition for its vegetable cultivation initiatives from the Agriculture Department, has joined hands with various residents’ associations, farmers’ collectives, and educational institution, to promote organic vegetable farming. The club will coordinate the cultivation of vegetables on 12.5 acres of land in collaboration with … Continue reading Efforts to take organic farming to more areas

Gardening: Ditch the chemicals and go natural

It’s funny how things change. Or, rather, how our attitudes to things change. Take, for example, antibiotics, which only a few short decades ago were considered magic pills for the mildest of ailments, before scientists discovered that their over-use was leading to increased resistance, as well as to the destruction of important “good” bacteria in … Continue reading Gardening: Ditch the chemicals and go natural

Apply gardening principles for improved performance of vegetables and flowers

Whether you have a big vegetable garden or small flower bed, there are a few gardening principles that, if followed, will give you great results. • Principle one is balance. More is not better and certainly less is not better. When it comes to adding fertilizer, lime or even organic matter, the key is to … Continue reading Apply gardening principles for improved performance of vegetables and flowers