It is the fall season, and there more fruit on the property than we can possible it, Rambutan, Longan, Dragon fruit and Durian....
These past few days we've seen the roofing material for the new greenhouse placed over the top of the building. The monks of the Siddhidatta kulam have been working tirelessly to bring this important step into fruition. Aum Namah Sivaya
The Siddhidata Kulam has for years cultivated the best papaya from seed. Here is Yogi Adinatha with a ten-pound papaya! Yes, we weighed it. Ten Pounds!
With some recent clear weather our monks of the Siddhidatta Kulam have been making good progress on the new greenhouse. They've nearly finished putting up the siding on the two larger walls and are seen here fastening the siding down. This greenhouse, unlike our initial one is rated to withstand high winds.
More and more, our new greenhouse is taking shape. With the main metal supports and cross beams in place, smaller pieces that account for the roof and top vent are being added.
As mentioned last week, the construction of the monastery's new greenhouse is currently underway. While there to see the progress, we captured some imagery of the production in the current green houses, which includes many greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and more.
Recently our monks of the Siddhidatta Kulam have been making progress on the creation of the Aadheenam's next large greenhouse. This greenhouse is rated for higher winds and is being constructed and laid out with the wisdom gained from building and operating our initial greenhouse. A few days ago the team worked to install these main support beams on the foundation. Soon the monastery will have the space it needs to produce crops with longer growing times, along with the regular production of many greens and, of course, bright red tomatoes! Jai Ganesha!
Today was Ashram Sadhana day, a day where all the monks come together to clean and tidy up the Aadheenam. A few monks did some fence repair for our cows pasture, and the whole herd came over to say hello.
Recently, the monks of the Siddhidatta Kulam all took a day-trip to Hawaii's Big Island in order to visit Kawamata Farms, who are successful owners and operators of a large greenhouse operation. Our monks have gone to learn some of their tips and tricks for growing vegetables in Hawaii.
One of the things that Yoginathaswami and Dayanatha learned at their hydroponic tomato class in Arizona, was that you can't keep old tomato plants as long as we were keeping them, without a drastic reduction in crop production. After a certain amount of time it is prudent to remove the old plants and start new ones. So recently the team gathered in the greenhouse and did just that.
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