Thursday, 28 August 2008

Sunshine Solace

I believe nature is exclusively devoted to us, we might forget it, but it never does. And at times it shows us hints to clear our doubts, and whisper messages to reply our queries, or sometimes, it simply become a close friend to support and comfort us.

Days are still scorching hot, but sun shines with pleasant brilliance in the evening, spreading luminosity and a radiant glow; coddling us with its warmth and coziness after the long hours of blazing sun.

Well, I do need that back up, as I am out hunting for an allotment to go large gardening! Yes you heard me right! I have been busy with all research, study, and in the quest of a plot large enough to start a vegetable farm for marketing purpose.

It surely is a huge step, a challenge. But passion along with self-confidence is the force that makes it all happen. Well for sowing seeds right after the EID in early October, I don’t have much of the time left.

September is almost here, and evenings depict sensation of winters all ready which excites me more to be in the fields. I do not have any resources as yet but I am certain that this blog will be featuring my progressing vegetable farm soon!

I was doing most of the research online. (I must thank Pasha for his patience on uncountable questions of a novice like me) Recently found a book at an old bookshop by oxford press “Principles of Field Crop Production” which turned out to be a guide to every vital detail a beginner needs to know.

There is so much I want to share and it gets delayed every time. But will soon reveal the most delightful addition to my crops garden!

Happy Gardening!
B Happy!

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Stroke of Life

Some rainy clouds finally found their way to us this morning just when Karachi was losing hope of Monsoons.

Rain is a sign of renewal; Showering life all around us. Taking advantage of this power of rain, I have sown cherry tomato seeds. The rainwater will work as magic to make seeds sprout, or to bring life to any dead plants. Last time when it rained, coriander plants germinated from seeds in just a day after uncountable unsuccessful attempts during normal days. I guess only this nature of rainwater made my potatoes develop roots too. Pervious efforts were disappointing.

I marvel how nature has planned timings for each plant to bloom. Right before rains, Bulbine Lily, bright yellow flowers emerge, adding eye-catching contrast with the clouds. Some plants are already blooming; one that I have is an attractive silver bush! Deep violet flowers are a wonderful addition. They do not only look great on the plant, but also when they fall off during the rain, and float in water complementing the mood.

With music of drizzling water on the coconut leaves right out side the window, aroma of rain is filling my heart with strange sensation and the thundering clouds are making the scene even more thrilling. I MUST go outside now!

Happy Monsoons!

i have got a lot more to tell what I have been doing! Let us leave that for the next time.

further reading

crops in pots