Sunn hemp produces nitrogen for the soil

Understanding N-P-K

Anyone who farms or gardens will be familiar with nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). They’re the 3 most talked about nutrients for plants, and can be found in organic and synthetic fertiliser forms. Nitrogen helps plants produce protein to build new tissues for leaves, stems, and branches. Plants Read more…

Field of chilis

Chilis and birds

We grow chilis on our farm and discovered recently that birds were eating our red chilis. Surprised, we did some research and discovered that birds seem to be immune to the burning sensation of chilis. Some scientists say birds have so few taste buds that they cannot taste capsaicin, the Read more…

Mixed Gazunmyo herbs

Diversify your products

With climate change and unpredictable consumer demand, it’s important for farmers to diversify their products. More storms, stronger winds, and hotter temperatures may cause more diseases and pest infestations in the future. Epidemics like COVID-19 might influence people to stay more at home and hoard up on vegetables like lentils Read more…

Gazunmyo farm monsoon

Uncertainty is normal

Working with living things opens up several opportunities for chaos. Beautiful vegetables which were looking ready for harvesting 4 days ago may now be infested with stubborn aphids. A sudden thunderstorm has flooded some parts of your farm and your vegetables look like they’re dying from root rot. As farmers, Read more…

Caterpillar pest

Know thy pests

Knowing how different types of pests attack your vegetables can help you diagnose plant problems early. The two most common categories of pests are those that suck juices out of plants and those that chew on leaves and stems.  Pests that suck juices have piercing mouthparts that look like bird Read more…