Man scripts success in organic farming; grows multiple vegetables in 80-cent land
Kollam: Kilikollur native Sajeev is scripting a success saga through organic vegetable farming. He manages to do all chores related to farming by himself amid running a grocery shop and dealing with SNDP union activities. He spends time in the vegetable farm every morning and evening.
Sajeev has planted all varieties of vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, brinjal, tomato and tuber crops on 80 cents of leased land. Saplings are planted in grow bags filled with coconut husk, compost and cow dung. Drip irrigation method is applied for watering. Apart from this, he also grows crops in 60 bags on a trial basis and in 150 other bags too.
Sajeev said that he engages in organic farming in order to produce fresh vegetables without contamination and not to get profit. Mathrubhumi Karshikarangam and SEED activities also inspires him to continue farming. He had taken part in camps organised by Mathrubhumi. A cashew tree given from there has bloomed on his compound.
Sajeev also seeks advice from Kilikollur Krishi Bhavan. They honoured him as the best farmer last year. The produces are sold at the eco shop near SN College and the one near his house. He uses only cow dung, Panchagavyam and slurry as fertiliser. No chemicals are applied. So, these vegetables are used in his home also.