Beetroot

How to Grow Beetroots Organically

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Beetroot (also known by its colloquial name, “beets,” or beta vulgaris) is a sweet, healthy vegetable loaded with antioxidants. It’s actually these antioxidants, packed inside beetroot’s red pigments, that contain cancer-preventing and heart-protecting properties. Beetroot is generally easy to grow and is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 vegetables grown in home gardens. Beetroot […]

Container Gardening

How To Grow Potatoes In A Container

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Growing potatoes in containers can make gardening accessible for the small space gardener. When you grow potatoes in a container, harvesting is easier because all the tubers are in one place. Potatoes can be grown in a potato tower, garbage can, Tupperware bin or even a gunnysack or burlap bag. The process is simple and […]

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Growing Potatoes(Part -2)

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LOCATION When growing your own potatoes choose an open position in full sun. Use a well-draining and fertile soil. Avoid soil where potatoes have grown for two years continuously as this will increase the risk of disease. More alkaline soil is preferable while growing potatoes. SEED POTATOES Keep the potatoes in cool light place to […]

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GROWING POTATOES (Part-1)

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Types of potatoes One of the easiest root crops to grow is potatoes. Plus, they’re fun to grow and a small area can provide a nice yield of this tasty vegetable. Early spring is the best time to plant them. So here are a few hints on how to grow potatoes in the garden in […]

Ginger

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER

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Stroke and Heart Disease Ginger, garlic and onions all have an anti-blood-clotting ability, and when they are eaten together they’re a powerful against heart attacks and stroke. Indigestion and Nausea Starting from a tummy ache to morning sickness ginger has an excellent curing effect. This is one reason why ginger helps people who are bloated, […]

Container Gardening

GROWING GINGER

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Ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) may seem like a mysterious herb to grow. The knobby ginger root is found in grocery stores but very rarely do you find it in your local nursery. So can you grow ginger at home? The answer is yes, you can. Not only is growing ginger plants possible, it is easy […]

Container Gardening

Gardening with Children

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Children are natural gardeners. They’re curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. Working in a garden, a child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time, while observing the cycle of life firsthand. Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill, one […]

Carrots

GROWING CARROTS

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(This is a bilingual post.To read it in Tamil click here.) As winter is nearing we thought of introducing some winter plants and here we are with the ‘Crunchy masters’ Carrots! Why Carrots? Carrots are a popular root vegetable that are easy to grow in sandy soil. They are resistant to most pests and diseases, […]