Organic Vegetable Garden in Bharath Hospital & Institute of Oncology
- We started organic farming about 5 years ago.
- Now, we have taken it up seriously, and in about 5 to 6 acres of land, we are growing the vegetables and fruits using vermiculture manure, Jeevambrutha and leaves manure. These vegetables and fruits are used in our daily food preparation for both our patients as well as their attendees and visitors.
- We are growing vegetables like curry leaves, green chillies, big chillies, egg plants, ladies finger, pigeon peas, beetroot, carrot, radish, field beans, bottle gourd, capsicum, beans, greens of all varieties, snake gourd and ridge gourd, bitter gourd and coconuts.
- We have annual fruit-bearing trees like mango, jackfruit, papaya, gooseberry, and chikoo.
- Apart from that, we also have trees like teak, cherry, neem, and other types of trees, which attract lots of birds.
We use cow dung, cow urine and leaves and earthworms to make natural manure.
Prepare a mixture of cow and dried leaves in 1:1 proportion. Release earthworm at 50 number/10kg of the mixture and mixed dried grass/leaves or husk and keep it in the shade. Sprinkle water over it from time to time to maintain moisture level.
- We make Jeevambrutha by mixing it with cow dung, cow urine and Jaggery.
- Water – 200 – 250 liters.
- Cow dung – 10 – 15 kgs.
- Cow urine – 3 – 4 liters.
- Jaggery – 1 – 2 kg.
- We spray the neem oil, cows urine, and organic sprays as per the experts’ advice.
- We are also placing the insect traps in between the plants to attract the insects.