It would be interesting to know that many scientific studies and psych evaluations are carried out which have proven that having plants around actually improve our mental status. Let us have a look at some of these studies.
One of the major problems encountered in houseplants is accumulation of salts due to watering. There are several minerals dissolved in tap water which get deposited in the soil overtime. Salt or mineral deposition can also occur due to application of fertilizers. This problem is usually resolved by changing the potting mix but sometimes it can get worse. That is when flushing of soil comes in very handy
With changing times as increasing awareness we all have started opting for ecofriendly products, biodegradable, recyclable products, and we try to replace almost every product which we can, with an ecofriendly sustainable one. One of the major source of chemicals and pollutants in our day to day lives are cleaning solutions and their plastic containers.Continue reading “Let us learn to make environment friendly cleaners – Bioenzymes”
Plants brighten up the place no matter where they are present. Even under water there is a whole new world of species of plants which we are unaware of. You can grow some of these in your aquarium which will give a homely feeling to the fishes and you can enjoy the view too. Let’s have a look at some of the plants which you can grow easily.
When it comes to growing plants in water, we all switch to the easier choice which is getting fake or artificial plants. But why? You can create your very own ecosystem in an aquarium too and add some live plants to it.
placement is a modified form of broadcasting as in this we carefully place a limited quantity of fertilizer at regular distances. This help us in controlling weeds and minimises the loss of chemicals. The fertilizers can be placed on the top of the soil or you can plough the soil a little bit to place them a few centimetres below the top layer. Deep placement can also minimize the loss due to water runoff.
Now this might sound pretty interesting and appealing to you. Growing leafy veggies, salad greens or small shrub plants is usually what we do in containers or in balconies. But why stop there? It’s time to think outside the box, for the box! Yes, it is possible to successfully grow carrots and radishes in balconies.
We are all very familiar with growing leafy veggies in pots and containers, but have you ever thought that vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli can be grown on your balcony too?
Many of us live in such tight spaces in urban configuration that is next to impossible to think of having a backyard or a garden to grow veggies or anything else. But don’t give up yet, as we all have balconies or little spaces near our windows where atleast some veggies can be grown. So, in this post let’s focus on what are the basic things that you are going to require for balcony gardening, planning and then in the subsequent posts we will discuss which plants will be most suitable for cultivation.