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 […]

Gardening

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 […]

Herbs

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MINT

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ANTI-ALLERGENIC: Mint plants contain an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent called rosmarinic acid which is helpful in curing seasonal allergy symptoms. CURES COLD: Mint contains menthol, that helps to break up mucus, making it easier to expel. Menthol also has a cooling effect and can help relieve a sore throat, especially when combined with tea. INDIGESTION: […]

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 […]

Herbs

"Kuppaimeni"

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  If there is one herb that we should all get to know and use it in our daily lives for it’s many health benefits and uses, it is kuppaimeni. It is called “Kuppaimeni” in Tamil because it is a plant that grows everywhere like weed, and need no maintenance at all. Kuppaimeni’s 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, […]