Flower Garden – Part XI – Lantana

If you need a plant that needs no care, no pruning, no composting, yet all season flowers..

An Ideal Farm – Part I

All the posts in the featured series talk particularly about Indian Agriculture Scenario. We all dream about an ideal farm.. Ideal way of doing agriculture.. and then we just shun the thought thinking its just a dream.. Well.. I just decided to give it more thought and pursue it through.. An ideal farm is aContinue reading “An Ideal Farm – Part I”

The Farming Woes

So here I was with a decision to do farming. But let me tell you, it was not an overnight decision. As a Gardner I knew a lot about the current agricultural practices, especially the chemical farming side effects. So I went ahead educating people, conducting workshops, explaining them about organic and inorganic farming, etcContinue reading “The Farming Woes”

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?”

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”

Understanding Seeds

A lot of videos that I have seen online recommend using seeds from our kitchen for planting, especially when it comes to vegetable seeds. But before you do this, just understand the two basic types of seeds. Type I: Open Pollinated or Traditional method: “Open pollinated” generally refers to seeds that will “breed true.” WhenContinue reading “Understanding Seeds”

LA TOMATINA

Tomatoes are the easiest plants to grow. They grow very fast and You don’t have to worry about pollination!! 😀 🙂  Your Tomatoes are ready in just 3 months!! So let’s start.. 🙂 Take a pot that is longer and wider in shape. Fill the pot with mud Add little water to make the soilContinue reading “LA TOMATINA”

MOO!!

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

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”