Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Summer activities - some preparations for rain

Usually on this time of weather,other than watering, there are no major activities. Earlier I used to cut grass, but this time, I stopped that since summer is severe, loosing ground cover is bad. 

As preparation to monsoon planting, I dig holes, put dried leaves and cowdung keeping it ready. Once rain starts, I can just plant, ginger, turmeric,taro, yam etc...Soil is very hard in some places, so making holes is difficult.

This was raised bed, and earlier taro was there, hence soil was little loose.

This is the hole digging tool, for hard soil, this is the proper tool.

I got exhausted after digging holes, so thought will leave that plan and just mulch with leaves and dried cowdung. This was relatively easy, collecting the leaves in small basket was more time consuming, so took one old bedsheet cloth and collected leaves in it and it was easy.

While digging out this taro which I had left as seeds, found them started germinating even though there was not any moisture. Felt they were expecting the rain soon, it rained in the next day.


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Nandakumar said...

Thanks Ram Chauhan