I am continuing cultivation of happy hill rice, just to keep the seeds and distribute to people who are interested. There is a pending list of 5-6 people to whom I will be sending seeds soon.
This time, I took some seeds from my old cultivation which is 1.5 years old now. I kept in water for 1 day and then kept in a wet cloth. After 1 day there was no germination seen, and I could see that cloth gets dried soon, so kept it under the cot and kept wetting it. After 3 days, some seeds were germinated. I also tried with last year's seed, which is around 6 months old, and it germinated much faster.
Applied some dried cowdung powder collected from farm, rice seedlings has healthy look now.
Applied cowdung slurry once
In one pot put some green gram seeds and allowing other weeds also, other pot has just kept clean of weeds, just to see if there are any differences.
Flowered and grain started forming, the one with green gram is fully covered by them, still the rice plants are still there and flowering.
Some grains are not looking good, may be because of very hot weather, recently there has been some rains.