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.

Budget constraints not allowing you buy new plants? Well, here’s how you can expand your garden with minimum expense

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.

Received Seed Rakhi this Rakshabandhan? Or planning on Eco Friendly Ganpati with Seeds? Read the post to know the significance of seeds and the best way to germinate 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.

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!

Beneficial insects for your Garden

Not all insects are harmful, in fact only 1/10th of the total insects can harm your garden. The rest are either beneficial or harmless. The beneficial ones can be classified into three categories…

Wondering why the leaves of plants turn yellow? Let’s find out the major causes behind this phenomena.

The vibrant green coloured leaves and bright coloured flowers always soothes my eyes. I am sure for plant lovers like us this is our happy place. But many a times we see that the plants have started to turn yellow and the leaves start to fall. Let’s talk about the various reasons which lead to the yellowing of leaves.

Hydroponics & Vertical Hydroponics

If I talk about growing plants or crops, the first image that pops in our mind is a beautiful landscape, soil and plants growing with the support of mother earth. Fast forward it to the 21st century, where every little detail of our lives is becoming digital and evolutionary, why not farming? Hydroponics is oneContinue reading “Hydroponics & Vertical Hydroponics”

Let’s learn about the wizards of plant kingdom – The AIR Plants!

The world is filled with absolutely stunning things around us. One of the latest obsession I have is with air plants. Their whole mechanism of life, growth and survival is nothing less than a marvel. We wrapped our heads around hydroponics where plants grow without soil but now we have air plants which do not even require water to grow. These plants grow in the air without any soil or water. Now isn’t that fascinating?