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aanandhi
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February 26, 2011 - 8:01 am
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Hi,

Have anyone heard or experience with the "Natueco city farming" methods?  I read about this on the web and it seems very attractive to me since I am trying to achieve a terrace garden with city waste resources that are locally available. This method calls for Sugarcane bagasse which will be available in plenty now. All I need to do is prepare Amrut Mitti. If anyone has any ideas on this, can please shed a light on this?

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Anandhi

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Hi Anandhi

Sorry I spelt your name wrong last time. You can find the way to make Amrut mitti on same site. For that you need Amrut Jal first. but i have few personal reservations about it. first of all, we have to check if our teracce is waterproofed properly otherwise it is going to spoil whole building and second load bearing capacity of roof/terrace. Since I live in a high rise building, I have these constrains. 

I have one query from GG/ Satish-

Its raining in Delhi/Gurgaon almost every evening these days and temp. goes down at night.Temp. variation is very high between day and night. In such conditions, is it right to  sow bhindi seeds into pots. Will it not be too humid for germination.

Thanks in advance.

Happy gardening

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Green enthu

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February 26, 2011 - 5:38 pm
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hi,

Natueco city farming technique advocates light weight material for the terrace such as sugarcane bagasse. This is main reason I am thinking of adapting this style since it is light weight for the terrace. Any type of terrace gardening needs to be ensured with water proofing. I have read the contents of their web site.

I want to know if any one in this blog could share their personal experience adapting the Natueco method fully or partially. 

 

Greenenthu,

One small request: Please raise questions that is not related to this topic by starting a new post or a different post which is of same discussion topic.

Thanks,

Anandhi

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greenenthu said:

Hi Anandhi

Sorry I spelt your name wrong last time. You can find the way to make Amrut mitti on same site. For that you need Amrut Jal first. but i have few personal reservations about it. first of all, we have to check if our teracce is waterproofed properly otherwise it is going to spoil whole building and second load bearing capacity of roof/terrace. Since I live in a high rise building, I have these constrains. 

I have one query from GG/ Satish-

Its raining in Delhi/Gurgaon almost every evening these days and temp. goes down at night.Temp. variation is very high between day and night. In such conditions, is it right to  sow bhindi seeds into pots. Will it not be too humid for germination.

Thanks in advance.

Happy gardening

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Green enthu


Hi Greenenthu:
 

Theoretically your doubts are justified! However, as I said earlier, I had sowed quite a few Bhindi seeds when I thought the wheather was warming up. Then all of a sudden the so called north-west disturbances caused some occasional rain with the resultant fall in temperature and I really worried for the Bhindi seeds. I don't know whether I was just plain lucky or if it was an 'aberration' in nature, but my Bhindi seeds are germinating very well! But, I think it might be safer to wait till middle of next week at least. Even tonight the temperature is forecast to be below 15 C! I don't think you should gamble. In fact I am just keeping my fingers crossed for my Bhindi seeds that are still to germinate! Regards.

Satish

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Hi Anandhi

Thank you for your advice.

I will take care of it in future.

Green enthu

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Hi Satish

Thanks for your timely advice. I will wait till the mid of March.

Happy gardening

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Greenenthu

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