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!”

How to pot your plant?

If you’re wondering why do YOU need to pot the plant when the Maali (Gardener) can do it for you, click here. So here’s how I pot my plant. Disclaimer: There is no right or wrong way to do it. I am expounding a few methods which have worked extremely well for me. Scenario #1:Continue reading “How to pot your plant?”

Prune it Babyyy!!

Since Composting has already been taken care of; maintaining plants is only about pruning them. Pruning involves cutting off all the dried leaves,twigs and flowers. Similarly De-weeding involves removal of all the unwanted plants (weeds) that crop up in the pot/soil. Both pruning and de-weeding serve the same purpose of saving and utilizing the nutrientsContinue reading “Prune it Babyyy!!”

Fighting Pests

I have a very different approach when it comes to fighting pests. I believe, if your plants are healthy, they have a strong resistance towards pests. However if you have NOT been regular with adding your compost, the plants turn weak due to reduced supply of nutrients; thereby having a lower immunity which makes themContinue reading “Fighting Pests”