greenbytes farm

striving for a sustainable living

Creeping Charlie

It is an interesting weed from the mint family, commonly called ‘ground ivy’ and botanically named as ‘Glechoma hederacea’. It is a perennial with vines spreading even beneath the plastic … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Solar Eclipse 2017

I still remember the total solar eclipse of 1980. It was February and the city in the beautiful hill town of Ranchi, India came to a standstill. All schools and … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

A bird in hand … Literally

The farm gives an experience of a life time and brings you closer to the nature. This statement proved to be true when I actually held a bird in hand. … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Yellow Poplar

Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipfera) or Tulip Tree is a major attraction for bees and gives a nice golden hue to the honey in the spring. It flowers in May along … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pink Dogwood

Dogwood (Cornus florida) is a hardy deciduous tress which does well in zone 6. The beautiful pink flowers are a delight. The farm driveway has a dozen of dogwood trees … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Honeybees Love Mint

The honeybees in the farm feasted on mint this late summer. The farm today has multiple varieties of mint and other herbs like marjoram, basil, oregano, catnip, sage, lavender etc. … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Water Lilly

The water pond in the apiary had the first bloom of the water Lilly this season in the farm. The long term goal of our farm is to have a … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Archives

Categories