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 […]

How to Grow?

Proper Way to Plant A Tree

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Once you understand the science of planting trees, you’ll have your own in no time. Digging a wide planting hole is the key to fast growth of your new tree. Recommendations often specify a hole twice as wide as the root ball; three times as wide is even better. To prevent settling, the depth should be no […]

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 […]

Herbs

GROWING MINT (Part-1)

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BOTANICAL NAME : Mentha arvensis (field mint (पुदीना/ Pudina,”Podina” in Hindi). It’s fragrant, fast-growing, green, and compliments fruits, vegetables and meats. It’s also its own ice cream flavor. So what’s not to love about mint? If you’ve ever grown the herb, you know where we going with this, but if you haven’t and are interested: read on for […]

Ashwagandha

Growing Ashwagandha(Withania Somnifera)

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  Ashwagandha or Indian Winter Cherry(Amukkra Kizhangu in tamil) is powerful herb that is used for centuries in Ayurveda. This herb comes with the family of tomato and has extraordinary healing effects.   Growing such a powerful plant at our home is actually very simple and it follows a quite normal steps. The botanical name […]

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, […]