So much is known about Panchagavya, whatever I write will be old news. new.The experience of making Panchagavya, on the Terrace , is something else.!!!
I I took encouragement when I read GeekGardener, Raj Panda, Sai Kiran were advocating the use of Panchagavya,. Luckily, my domestic help lived in an area where there was a lone cow and an old man selling the products. She readily agreed for this experiment and I went ahead collecting the items. Unfortunately, when I made it for the first time, some unseasonal rains had played spoil sport, and the solution was producing some fungus like substance. It had to be thrown out, but where? The family was also upset about the odour it was giving out, and I had to cajole my helper to dispose it off.
Once again, we both started the process , and it was easy in the first step. But one had to collect the items like
Off I went to the market and stood in front of the Sugarcane juice guy with a big bottle. He was asking why I needed 20 glasses of the juice (without lemon and ice). The coconut guy was readily having a nice funnel to pack tender coconut water. Meanwhile he auto driver who ferried me around to various places was finding the entire thing a little funny, what with me asking for over ripe bananas and black jaggery.( I did not find). After collection of cow dung and urine , the problems of weighing them cropped up. aer much calculations, I went ahead with somewhat approximate assessments.
We mixed every item with due care, I had to upset the helper many times, with frequent questions on mixing the concoction as directed. Once it was ready we were very happy to see that the smell has considerably reduced,. The family was kept in the dark about this adventure, as they were very averse to cow’s products lounging in the sun.
However, the plants were kind to my concoction, and it further encouraged me to prepare some more. Now I am on the third such preparation, finding it to be an easy job!!! I have been posting the pictures of my plants and their yield often, needless to say, that Panchagavya helped in containing diseases, and improving flowering.
Here’s the latest set of beans that started showing up this morning.
But all good things must come to an end. My domestic help, has announced that the cow has disappeared and no more dung and other products!
I am on the search for a new source, in our area, please let me know , if you find one