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Icy Propane Cylinder

Ever seen an icy built-up outside the propane cylinder? Do not be alarmed, it can be explained by simple physics. Propane is a fossil fuel, which exists in the form of gas … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Small Hive Beetles

Small hive beetles (SHB) are a nightmare for an apiary. They simply try to takeover a hive and their fecal matter ferments the stored honey. I discovered an infestation of … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

3 in 1 – A rare occurrence

One seed leads to one Kohlrabi plant. Kohlrabi is basically a stem modification and the plant has only one stem. However, it was a surprise to see 3 kohlrabis growing … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hunger – Summer Issues in an Apiary

This summer (July –Aug 2016) has been brutal for the apiary. The new apiarist learned the hard way, the cyclic nature of the flowering trees. There are no garden books or articles … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shyam Savera (Black & White)

  This is a recipe of a delicate and complex dish made out of Paneer (Indian Cottage cheese) and Spinach. The art of making the spinach and paneer dumplings is … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farmer’s wish list

I am an engineer, a farmer, an apiarist, a photographer and an artist. The daily prompt challenge of ‘The poetry of list making’, made me think. A poem….Why not? To … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 11 Comments

Farm Gallery

Farm view as on July 23, 2016

July 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Event on Harnessing Solar Energy

Greenbytes farm is coordinating the event with the help of Washington Borough’s Green Team to make this even possible. The following is the even press release by the Washington Borough’s … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kohlrabi Salad

Ingredients Lettuce (Encore Mix) roughly chopped One Onion small (Red)  halved and sliced thin One medium sized Kohlrabi diced (bite sized) Half Cucumber diced (bite size) 1/4th cup Pumpkin Seeds (toasted) … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · 2 Comments


Kohlrabi belongs to the brassica family and it tastes like a cabbage but slightly sweeter; which can be eaten raw or cooked. The crunch and texture is just like an apple, … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · 1 Comment