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 in one plant. It was a freak instance. A rare phenomenon. I had seen conjoined vegetables before, but nothing like this. These were perfectly healthy, evenly sized…

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 that discuss this phenomenon in general. This year, the Black Locust, Yellow Poplar, Honeysuckle, Apple, Pear, Cherry and host of other trees did not flower…

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 the most time consuming  in this recipe. It is suggested, to prepare the dumplings ahead of time and store in the freezer. Ingredients Gravy 1…

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 leave behind a sustainable farm Full with attainable charm Zero tilling and no chemicals Lots of compost and some animals Flowers, fruits and vegetables Year…