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.

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!

Ideal pH for plants and how to measure soil pH at home!

If we talk about the ideal pH for plants then it would be a little difficult to generalize as different plants have different requirements. But most of the plants growing in our backyards and in our houses are more or less of the same nature. Their nutritional requirements, water requirements and pH level requirements areContinue reading “Ideal pH for plants and how to measure soil pH at home!”

Cocopeat

What is cocopeat? Coir, or coconut fibre, is a natural fibre extracted from the outer husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes and mattresses. Coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. COCOPEAT is a byproduct that remains afterContinue reading “Cocopeat”

Vermiculite

What is Vermiculite? Vermiculite is a hydrous phyllosilicate mineral which undergoes significant expansion when heated. Exfoliation occurs when the mineral is heated sufficiently, and commercial furnaces can routinely produce this effect. Vermiculite forms by the weathering or hydrothermal alteration of biotite or phlogopite. Advantages: 1.      Very light in weight 2.     HelpsContinue reading “Vermiculite”

Perlite

Ever wondered what is perlite? How it is used? Is it really necessary? Well, I heard you, and here’s everything that you need to know about perlite.

The most undervalued practice – Mulching!

We discussed mulching about a year back! When I started studying mulching, I realized it is one of the most important practices of Gardening/Farming. Mulching is nothing but covering the soil around your plants with organic matter; mainly dried leaves. Covering the top layer of soil with dried leaves prevents sunlight from entering the soil.Continue reading “The most undervalued practice – Mulching!”