There is one thing that we all can agree upon and that is, butterflies are the prettiest creatures on this earth. The range of colours they display are so vibrant and eye catching that we can barely miss a butterfly flying by. And what if I could tell you that you can actually create aContinue reading “Interested in creating your very own Butterfly Garden? Here are few simple steps to start a butterfly garden”
Remember that irritation when you hear those mosquitoes buzzing or spot those flies flying around in your homes? (Yeahh.. I feel you!) There are so many different products available to repel these insects but none of them are without some side effects. Those chemicals can also cause certain type of allergies in many people. TheContinue reading “Did you know that you could drive away mosquitoes with the help of these 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.
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.
There is a thumb rule for sowing of seeds – seeds should be sown at a depth twice of their length. This way you won’t suffocate the seeds. Sprinkle some water and be cautious not to flood the areas it can rot the seeds.
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
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!
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.
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”