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This is a satellite view of a rooftop in Mumbai. This is our farmland.

For this project — we’ll grow only spinach in that farmland.

Mom Nature’s rules for Spinach

One plant of spinach takes 30 days to be ready for harvest. It grows from seed to harvest and takes 30 days to reach the stage when it can be eaten.

Using Aquaponics, I have been able to touch 100 gms worth of spinach from one netpot.

What is a netpot -


When doing water farming — like Aquaponics or Hydroponics — there are 4 properties of water to be mindful about. If you need to control them — try to use as organic methods as possible.


Why are farms outside a city ?

You see — we humans desire to eat the sun. But it’s too far and too hot. So we hire the plants to do that for us.

And when they do their jobs well — we eat them.

What’s abundant outside the city — is fresh air and lots and lots of sun. There are no building shadows — which is why your backyard soil cultivation needs so much fertilizer.

How to start ?

To do farming — we need a nutrient medium. Something that the plant roots will hold onto. …


This short AV clip gives you an overview.


We humans desire to eat the sun. But it’s too far and too hot. So we hire the plants to do that for us. And when they do their jobs well — we eat them.

Why are farms outside a city ?

What’s abundant outside the city — is fresh air and lots and lots of sun. There are no building shadows — which is perhaps why your backyard farm needs so much fertilizer.

Rooftops of these shadow casting buildings — now that’s a good place to grow some food. It gets plenty of sun and air. And plants love the extra CO2 in the polluted air.

BUT I AM GROWING PLANTS INDOORS !! WHY CAN’T CELERY GROW INDOORS ??

Sameer

My Rooftop farm makes me cash. I grow & sell to a hyperlocal subscriber base. I bring freshly plucked produce — straight from the plant to their kitchens.

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