One would think the failure of half of the patch would bring the morale of our students down. We were expecting some very upset students. However, it turns out our students know how to take things in their stride.
We decided to give the failed bit of the patch another chance. We were waiting for the rains to take a break. The rains continued well into the first week of September. During the second week of September the monsoon was finally receding and it was getting bright and sunny again. ‘Perfect time to sow’- we thought. We rounded up the students just the next day and got to work.
The soil was rich and moist from the brilliant season of rain and we realized we didn’t have to do much beside weed the patch and loosen up the soil a bit. It was good to go in less than half an hour of cleaning and some loosening.
So there we were, resowing our Methi and Palak seeds with very high hopes this time.
All we had to do was wait and hope bad luck and off course unusual showers don’t dampen our patch and our spirits!
Till then, here’s an absolue visual treat of our Bhindi- just look at the size of them! And, they’re so fresh and delicious, the students tend to eat them raw!
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(The E-Base program is all about putting into practice learnings at the E-base. Our modules are well complemented by hands- on and practical implementations through our projects in schools we associate with. The three main projects for this year- organic gardening, composting and energy generation through a bicycle aim to drive home the necessity of a commitment towards sustainability and environmental conservation.)