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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: Huge Cucumber produce with natural farming way

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  • Sheo Narayan Farmer
    Dear Ruthie, I am happy that you responded and believe me I didn t get offended. Thanks for everything and keep suggesting/commenting. You are very active in
    Message 1 of 14 , May 18, 2013
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      Dear Ruthie,

      I am happy that you responded and believe me I didn't get offended.

      Thanks for everything and keep suggesting/commenting.

      You are very active in this group and of course we learn one or other thing
      from your response.

      Best regards
      Sheo Narayan


      On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 12:15 PM, Ruthie Aquino <ruthieaquino1@...>wrote:

      > Dear dear Sheo,
      > That cucumber is beautiful and of course my post was not meant to criticize
      > or comment on something I have not even touched or tasted.
      > It is but normal for any farmer to be proud of his produce be it big or
      > small. I am.
      > Sheo I feel that I have offended you but please I am not one to judge
      > fruits or animals or people.
      > My post was a general statement of principle, it just so happened I wrote
      > it under this thread.
      > More power to you. You have a lovely child.
      > RUTHIE
      >
      >
      > 2013/5/16 Sheo Narayan <farmingfunda@...>
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > I understand from where Harish and Ruthie is coming from but I am neither
      > > into wanting more produce or award winning crops in terms of size of
      > shapes.
      > >
      > > I just got the seed from a local workshop in my city and they claimed
      > that
      > > it is a domestic/desi variety and I showed them over trench. I didn't
      > used
      > > any chemicals. However i had kept 2-3 times cow dung liquid that we call
      > > Jiwamrita.
      > >
      > > Apart form that I have not done anything knowingly to increase the size
      > or
      > > produce.
      > >
      > > As I am not staying in my farm 24*7 so even I hardly see them. They take
      > > care of themselves.
      > >
      > > Till now I have not weight or counted the vegetables we get from our
      > farm,
      > > whatever is coming naturally i am happy with and enjoy their tastes.
      > > Luckily whenever I go to my farm, one or other thing we bring home. You
      > can
      > > watch this video to see how my natural farm looks like
      > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M8lqPGdHwk and what we are doing
      > > currently.
      > >
      > > I hope it clarifies.
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > >
      > > --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com, Ruthie Aquino <ruthieaquino1@
      > ...>
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Dear Harish,
      > > > I am so very glad you raised this point because when I harvest
      > cucumbers
      > > or
      > > > zucchini for example, I harvest them small.
      > > > I find that the small, young ones give me more enjoyment than more
      > mature
      > > > fruits.
      > > > Even in the matter of asparagus I pick them small and tender and pop
      > them
      > > > raw into my mouth.
      > > > It is easy to fall into the trap of wanting to produce award-winning
      > > crops
      > > > in terms of size and shape.
      > > > However you are right to remind us that there is no discrimination in
      > > > nature, just as Fukuoka said.
      > > > Discrimination is man-made.
      > > > If the food is natural then it is good.
      > > > Happy farming.
      > > > RUTHIE
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > 2013/5/15 Harish Amur <harishamur@...>
      > > >
      > > > > **
      > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Here is my question, which in no way is to dampen your efforts, "Is
      > > size
      > > > > and quantity of produce a measure of success? What about the unseen,
      > > > > the non-perceivable - such as the micro-nutrients in the produce or
      > the
      > > > > lack of chemicals(*) etc.? Is success a good thing? For if we start
      > > going
      > > > > down that path, what is the difference? If we honour the usual
      > > yardsticks,
      > > > > then what is natural about natural farming?"
      > > > >
      > > > > By the way, mangoes are in season. Our mango trees have been issuing
      > > fruits
      > > > > naturally for the past 2 years. No fertilizers, no chemicals sprayed
      > > on the
      > > > > flowers (instead we sprayed jeevamruta) and no chemicals to hasten
      > the
      > > > > ripening process. The yield has been low since we have not been able
      > to
      > > > > water the trees and mulching is not to a desired level. I heard from
      > an
      > > > > agricultural expert (chemical) that over mulching of mango trees is a
      > > good
      > > > > thing and that it helps in fighting a typical fruit deformity
      > > naturally!
      > > > > Some photos in my next posting.
      > > > >
      > > > > Regards,
      > > > > Harish
      > > > >
      > > > > *Although we have not used chemicals on our field, we have no control
      > > over
      > > > > the run-off chemicals via water/air from neighbouring fields.
      > Further,
      > > the
      > > > > field has had fertilizers before we bought it. I am not sure as to
      > how
      > > long
      > > > > it takes for the land to get rid of this irritant. What about rains?
      > > Don't
      > > > > they bring down pollutants in the air to the ground? I am also quite
      > > unsure
      > > > > about organic manure, such as farm yard manure and composted manure
      > > from
      > > > > outside - for the raw materials fed to create/prepare this manure can
      > > have
      > > > > chemicals. Even the jeevamruta that we produce can be adultrated.
      > > > >
      > > > > On 15 May 2013 19:01, Yugandhar S <s.yugandhar@...> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > > Hi Sheo,
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Very nice to see this. As you mentioned in your blog, it looks like
      > > a big
      > > > > > bottle gourd. Did you buy the seeds at Biodiversity festival?
      > Please
      > > > > > conserve the seeds carefully and multiply them.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Your farm looks good even in this peak summer in Hyderabad.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Great going.
      > > > > > Best Regards
      > > > > > Yugandhar
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 9:14 AM, Sheo Narayan <farmingfunda@...
      > >
      > > > > > >wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > > **
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Dear All,
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > I want to share my Cucumber produce natural farming way.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > http://www.rameshwari.com/2013/05/huge-cucumber-produce-with-natural.html
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > I have not seen such a huge cucumber in my life till now.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Natural farming and local seeds are the way to go.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Thanks
      > > > > > > Regards
      > > > > > > Sheo Narayan "Farmer"
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      Sheo Narayan "Farmer"
      Rameshwari Natural Farm - http://www.rameshwari.com
      http://www.FarmingFunda.com


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