Hundreds of gardeners around the world are benefiting from Agnihotra's science. Daily heating in or near the garden attracts nutrients and micro-organisms to the soil, improves moisture retention and increases the plant's metabolism. Nature is rebalanced, pests and diseases are reduced and gardens become lush with renewed vigor and vitality. Wildlife, birds and beneficial insects are attracted to this healing atmosphere.
People have found that vegetables, fruits, and herbs grown in this super-charged environment are healthier, ripen faster, have superior flavor, and have a longer shelf life compared to conventional and even organically grown produce.
Homa gardening is 100% organic and can complement any natural organic system. For example, there are many Homa gardeners who combine permaculture or biodynamic practices with Agnihotra. However, fertilizers or preparations derived from animal parts are not recommended.
Anyone can start a Homa garden, whether you have just one square foot of land for a raised bed, or a balcony or roof space where plants can be grown in containers. The main requirements are that Agnihotra should be performed daily and that no fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or fungicides should be used. Then there are other uses specific to Homa gardening such as using Agnihotra ash.
The ashes from any Agnihotra fireplace can be stored in a ceramic or glass container for use in the garden. Do not use any metal other than copper or gold! It is best to leave the ashes in the copper pyramid until the next Agnihotra time. Gardeners and farmers have experienced an amazing improvement in their crops using the Agnihotra ash in the following ways:
When planting a seed, always add Agnihotra ash over the seed and soil to increase and strengthen germination. When transplanting a seedling, add ash to the plant base, roots and the area where it will be transplanted. This makes the seedling stronger and eases the shock of transplanting.
When preparing the bedding or potting soil, sprinkle Agnihotra ash over the soil to increase the water-soluble phosphorus, carbon and trace elements content. The healing vibration of the ashes also energizes the soil.
If you have a large surface and only a little ash, you can make Agnihotra Ash Solution and spray it on the ground. This means that a little bit of ash can go a long way. Agnihotra Ash Solution is made by adding approximately 60 grams of Agnihotra ash to 50 liters of water and allowing it to stand for at least 24 hours. This can be filtered through a cloth before spraying, otherwise the ash clogs the sprayer. It should be applied to plants and soil once a week. Apply more regularly to sick or weak plants.
Add Agnihotra ash to the different compost layers. This makes for super-loaded compost. Icoon voor Geverifieerd door de community
Regularly scatter agnihotra ash over diseased plants and lightly dig it into the ground around the trees
When storing your seeds, add Agnihotra ash to improve quality and preservation.
Worms are the gardener's friend and you will see them multiply in the Homa garden. But another wonderful gift from the worm is that it will digest garden waste, compost and manure to produce nutrient-rich worm castings that can be used around plants and added to potting soils. For this, worm boxes with specific types of squiggles can be made. Even if you only have a balcony space, you can have a small worm composter to which you add vegetable and fruit scraps from the kitchen. You can then make fertilizer tea by filling 1/3 of a container with worm castings and Agnihotra ash and adding 2/3 water. Then let the mixture sit for at least 24 hours. You can water or spray plants with a dilute solution of about 1 part worm compost tea to 10 parts water. The resulting solution should have a pale amber color. If it is darker, dilute it further. After a plant has been in a new pot for 10-12 weeks, you can water it weekly with this diluted liquid fertilizer.
Homa gardening is an ideal business for anyone who runs Agnihotra. However, if you have a farm, there are additional fires and practices that powerfully complement the effects of Agnihotra on a larger piece of land. For the average gardener, the extra fires can be difficult to make unless you have communal gardens where they can be shared with a group. Other practices that are specific to Homa Farming, but that the gardener may be interested in, are Vedic seed treatments and Biosol Liquid Fertilizer. You can learn more about Homa Organic Farming and the great stories of farmers all over the world here. (Link) When you perform Agnihotra in a garden, the quality of the vegetable or fruit improves and food becomes medicine again. If you grow and use medicinal herbs in a Homa atmosphere, you will be surprised how powerful they are. Horticulturalists can grow beautiful flowers and cut flowers in the last days. Homa gardens are special places where we can connect with the magic of nature, with the seasons and natural cycles of the earth. We work the soil, take care of the plants and reap its reward gratefully. By performing Agnihotra we are able to give Mother Nature something special in return for all her gifts. At Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya we have a beautiful vegetable garden with concentric round garden beds and a magical spiral herb garden where we grow powerful medicinal Homa herbs. In the growing season, we welcome volunteers to our community who wish to gain hands-on experience in Homa organic gardening / farming. Please visit the volunteer webpage if you are interested. Icoon voor Geverifieerd door de community