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.
I know that holi is just around the corner and sun drying things would take much longer than a week. So, here are some tips to accomplish this task asap!
Let me share a quick, easy and effective way to make your own pesticide. You’ll need just 3 ingredients
When Aditi started to advice the city sweepers against burning of these dry leaves, they started piling the leaves; to a point that they didn’t know what to do with the heaps of leaves. It was to address this problem that BROWN LEAF was born.
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”
None of the discussions on gardening/ farming/ organic produce/ manure/ composting is ever complete without talking about COWS!! Cow dung and urine are considered one of the most elite sources of compost. Cow dung is rich of minerals and bacteria cultures which turns the soil very fertile. However there are many ways in which weContinue reading “MOO!!”
Mulching is nothing but covering the soil around the plants with dried leaves/grass or coco peat. Such a covering stops water from getting evaporated and helps to retain moisture in the soil. Mulching is very beneficial in the winter and summer season. After sometime the leaves start decaying and get converted into compost. This improvesContinue reading “MULCHING”
How will you know if the compost is ready? It normally takes around 3 months for the composting process to get completed. You know your composting process is going well when you can sense a slight heat in your compost bin. Also slowly the contents will start turning black. When all the contents in theContinue reading “Composting – 4”
Some Dos and Don’ts : Maintain the Air and Moisture level in the compost bin : Adding more of green waste increases the moisture and thereby a possibility of stink and insects. However a correct level of moisture ensures that there is no stink. The microbes (bacteria) need air (oxygen) in the process of decomposing.Continue reading “Composting – 3”