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Our experiments with IAVS..

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"Little flower,
but if I could understand what you are,
root and all in all,
I should know what God and man is."
- Tennyson -

These two dozen+ flower pictures are from our backyard aquaponica, Nanniode.  Early morning scout and pouring rain today, could not get more clear pictures.  If you could not correctly guess any of the plant names, let me know.

Biodiversity is the key to sustainable food production especially when you are attempting to grow your own food.  No toxic pesticides or chemical fertilizer supplements allowed, whatsoever..

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Hi VKN,

I assume (without knowing) that these are the flowers of various fruits and vegetables...right?   Have you trialled any purely ornamental flowers in your iAVs systems.

Gary

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Recognize some of them.  Need labels.  Especially the white lacey flower.

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6 hours ago, Aufin said:

Recognize some of them.  Need labels.  Especially the white lacey flower.

Aufin, labels sure..have a dozen or some more to be added in this list.  The single white lacey flower is snake gourd and the cluster is that of bottlegourd.

 

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Sunny day..here is a picture of the mini okra forest that we have..

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Arka Anamika, the YVMV resistant cultivar of okra (ladies finger) commercial yield trial in aquaponics sand culture at NARDC Nanniode.

Seeds are from IIHR, Bangalore.  Progress has been good.  Harvesting in batches every other day. Plants pumping out baby okras at a good rate.  Expecting 25-30 kg per m2 or maybe more this season.  It is evident that sand culture is producing greater yields than conventional soil culture for okra.

Observed some early stage infestation of leaf rollers, leafhoppers, fruit borers, and mealybugs and we are working on several/most all IPM ways to reduce the potential yield loss due to these pests.

Prevention (with a capital P) is always better than cure.  Mark used to say this all the time. I am curious to know what are your organic pest management practices and wonder how you take care of your okra crop?  Any okra lovers/growers?

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Kids scribble art using aquaponics veggies.. here is another one.  Which one did you like?  Original or its black & white copy?

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Nice okra.  My okra is is a little behind yours by just a couple weeks.  Looking forward to picking some fresh okra once again this season.  

The only product I'm comfortable using on a regular basis for bug control is Neem oil/water mist.  Once a week, or spot spray when a bug is spotted. 

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On 6/20/2018 at 8:20 PM, Aufin said:

Nice okra.  My okra is is a little behind yours by just a couple weeks.  Looking forward to picking some fresh okra once again this season.  

The only product I'm comfortable using on a regular basis for bug control is Neem oil/water mist.  Once a week, or spot spray when a bug is spotted. 

Post pictures, Aufin.  Not seen one from you for months.

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As evening fruit snacks..

For some it is a weed..my operator at NARDC was about to remove them from our aquaponics sand culture yield trial unit.

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How many of us can name this plant, say its uses (leaves and fruits) and are aware of its medicinal benefits?

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. - Hippocrates -

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Enza Zaden cherry tomatoes in aquaponics sand culture..

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We started commercial yield trial recently.  Has anyone tried this costly seeds at about Rs. 8/- (INR) per seed? Any info on yields and price per kg appreciated.

Hopefully end result is like the second picture.  Courtesy: Enza Zaden

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