Heard of Bottom Watering? Here’s all that you need to know about bottom watering

Bottom watering is also known as reverse watering. In simple words, this method requires you to keep your plants in pan or saucer full of water while they are still intact in their pots.

7 Tips to decide when to repot your plants

repot your plants in 12 to 18 months. Make it a habit to change the potting mix after 1 to 1.5 years… Also, after a certain time, the plants grow out of the pot and roots start to spread out from drainage holes. In such a case you shouldn’t just change the potting mix, but also take a bigger size pot and repot it.

Budget constraints not allowing you buy new plants? Well, here’s how you can expand your garden with minimum expense

Root cuttings can be used to multiply plants usually in late winter or spring season as roots have maximum amount of stored carbohydrates during that time. This will ensure that they don’t starve in absence of leaves which perform photosynthesis and make food for them.

Did you know you could propagate plants through leaves? Here’s how..

Money plants, syngonium, African violet, peperomia, episcia, hoya, sedum etc. can be propagated through leaf petioles. Take a sterilized blade or scissor and cut from just above the place of attachment from stem. Dip the petiole in a rooting hormone and remove the excess solution. Place the stalk in water or directly into potting mix

Is rain water healthy for your plants? Let’s find out

With time dust and other particles stick on the surface of leaves. This decreases the photosynthesis efficiency and makes the leaves look dull. As the rain drops fall on the surface of leaves, it cleanses them and gives a lustrous appearance to them. During the monsoon season, try and store the rain water in barrels or you can even install a water harvesting system in your homes. Rain water revives the plants and happy plants means happy you!

7 things you should know to grow a flourishing pot herb garden

Since we are growing these herbs in pots, this is the most crucial part. Pots of diameter between 8 to 12 inches work very well. Make sure that the containers have drainage holes in them in order to avoid water logging. Plastic or ceramic pots are best as metal pots can get heated in sun.

9 medicinal pot herbs for your home garden

Every once in a while, we come across certain recipes of traditional drinks or some kind of food which our nanis and dadis used to make, something that always comforted us. Not only this, they always had some fresh or dried ingredients in their kitchens which is so hard to find now a days. AndContinue reading “9 medicinal pot herbs for your home garden”

A small guide to using grow lights in your Garden – Part 2

The first thing that comes to our mind is where to place them, at what angle, and what should be the distance etc. So here are all the answers to all your questions.

A small guide to using grow lights in your garden

Before choosing a grow light you should first know the difference between a grow light and a normal light. All of us have seen a rainbow which has 7 colours. Each colour is a result of different wavelengths of light. For eg., red colour is emitted due to 650 nm wavelength. Photosynthesis occurs at a specific wavelength known as PAR (Photosynthetically active radiation) which ranges between….