Try net cage farming to overcome lack of space and water
Net cage farming is an ideal method for the people who do not have sufficient space and availability of water. In this method, organic fertilizer compound, coconut husk, dry leaves and compost are used as potting mix instead of soil. Production can be multiplied if some loose soil without gravel is added.
The net cage is made using weld mesh at a height of 4 feet. First, the mesh need to be cut at a length of 60 centimetres and then get it painted to prevent rusting. Once it is dried, roll it in a cylindrical shape and tie with plastic rope. Fill this cage with the potting mixture prepared earlier.
Carrot, Chinese potato, radish, beetroot, potato and similar vegetables can be grown in net cage farming. Compared to other methods, less amount of water is required for irrigation. After sowing seeds, water should only be sprayed. Drip pipe can be connected along with a valve for watering.
If carrot is planted in the net cage, over 20 plants can be grown. More number of plants can be cultivated, when it comes to Chinese potato. Around 3 kilograms can be harvested from a single cage. One net cage costs Rs 600 including making charges. A cage can be used for over 10 years.
Wayanad Pulppally native C V Varghese has been engaging in net cage farming for many years. First he made 21 cages and then made 22 more cages in the next phase. For more details, contact: 9744367439