Lakshmi Periyakaruppan also shares the experience of living green with her neighbors.
Lakshmi Periyakaruppan sticks to a fixed formula. She chants a mantra-like a Monk. And its proof is, it often slips into their conversation.
The simple reason to stick with this idea is that it has worked wonders for her, She makes her little service area into a self-contained medicinal cabinet & also as a food basket.
It is not a less-known formula. It is an “EAT-GROW & REPEAT” Formula. Grow bags wait for the stems of anything that went into cooking.
“I will cut the stem & grow it” & thus has a sufficient supply of greens like- Ceylon, Pasalai keerai & Red ponnaganni keerai.
In addition, grow bags also contain some medicinal herbs like- karapuravalli, Thooduvalai & Vallarai.
Peels, Husks & organic waste from the kitchen are dumped into bins and placed in 20 sq. feet location. Compost grows the Herbs & Shrubs, Although Lakshmi cannot support this with scientific evidence, the Bio-enzymes created by her are also supporting the growth of these plants.
She explains – “Certain plants cannot tolerate the sprinkling of bio-enzymes on their leaves and stems, even when these bio-enzymes are diluted. As I do not know which plants these are, I take the safe route of sprinkling the diluted bio enzymes (made with peels of citrus fruit varieties) on the soil in the grow bags. I did it just for experimentation, and I could see this is helping the plants, as many a time, after treating the soil to a sprinkle of bio-enzymes, plants that were not budding before had budded”
She says “ The Happiness that results from looking at the ‘Black Gold’ & feeling it in a finger.
Lakshmi has also partially replaced her utensils with pottery, and since the process involves giving up the habit for decades, She could not clean even a stick at a time & now she replaced everything.