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Four
Winter Vegetable
Gardens from Goa
Prepared by Yogita Mehra for Green Essentials
April 2013
Sharing some
recent
experiences with
winter kitchen
gardens across
Goa
#1
Navelim
(Lenin and Shaheen)
5 Lessons to Remember
• Plant early – Oct/Nov setup is critical
• Soil can perform better than it looks
• Watering is impo...
#2
Assagao
(Peter and Rosie)
4 Lessons to Remember
• Invest as much energy and expense as
you can in your soil
• Mulching is critical (above and below
...
#3
Dona Paula
(Miriam and Jack)
5 Lessons to Remember
• Good soil makes all the difference –
compost, sand fix problems
• Early weeding is critical so you...
Other learnings…
• Transplant saplings in time – don’t delay
• Have extra saplings for insurance
• Early flowering are the...
Other learnings…
• Poor sunlight shouldn’t be a deterrent
• Planting greens closely – palak,
chinese cabbage and lettuce –...
#4
Lonavala
(Deepak Thacker)
3 Lessons to Remember
• Maalis never listen to what you know
the first time around
o They are convinced they know better
•...
To learn more about growing vegetables
organically, contact us…
Karan Manral
+91-99606-43250
karan@greenessentials.in
www....
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)
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Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)

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This contains a quick set of images from four inspiring organic kitchen gardens (3 in Goa and 1 in Lonavala) that we visited during the winter season (Winter 2012). We'd like to share them as inspiration for you to get going now...

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Gardens we Love: Four Winter Vegetable Gardens (2012-13)

  1. 1. Four Winter Vegetable Gardens from Goa Prepared by Yogita Mehra for Green Essentials April 2013
  2. 2. Sharing some recent experiences with winter kitchen gardens across Goa
  3. 3. #1 Navelim (Lenin and Shaheen)
  4. 4. 5 Lessons to Remember • Plant early – Oct/Nov setup is critical • Soil can perform better than it looks • Watering is important – sufficient, consistent and NOT excess • Catch pests early and deal with them quickly • Don’t get put off by early failure
  5. 5. #2 Assagao (Peter and Rosie)
  6. 6. 4 Lessons to Remember • Invest as much energy and expense as you can in your soil • Mulching is critical (above and below the surface) • Variety in the garden makes it truly exceptional • Beat the pests to your produce
  7. 7. #3 Dona Paula (Miriam and Jack)
  8. 8. 5 Lessons to Remember • Good soil makes all the difference – compost, sand fix problems • Early weeding is critical so your plants are not overwhelmed • Mulching makes life easier • Protect your nurseries with plastic in November • Companion planting allows increasing productivity too
  9. 9. Other learnings… • Transplant saplings in time – don’t delay • Have extra saplings for insurance • Early flowering are the inevitable result of water stress • Coconut plantations are like green houses • Make sure that you have enough of the produce you really eat
  10. 10. Other learnings… • Poor sunlight shouldn’t be a deterrent • Planting greens closely – palak, chinese cabbage and lettuce – can be very productive and produce tender leaves
  11. 11. #4 Lonavala (Deepak Thacker)
  12. 12. 3 Lessons to Remember • Maalis never listen to what you know the first time around o They are convinced they know better • Nurseries can easily fail o Make sure that you plant a backup set for insurance • Growing in cooler weather is so easy o For warmer weather the problems will be greater
  13. 13. To learn more about growing vegetables organically, contact us… Karan Manral +91-99606-43250 karan@greenessentials.in www.greenessentials.in

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