Category: Kitchen Gardening


Kitchen Gardening
// May 30, 2018
organic food: Edible flowers

The concept of edible flowers has always fascinated me. Isn’t it great that you could use roses from decorating the bouquet for a loved one to preparing desert or a refreshing coolant? You can find edible flowers for cakes to edible flowers for salads that too from your backyard. Read this blog to get a…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 7, 2018
uses of pudina in summer

About Pudina: Pudina is the most popular kitchen herb in India along with Coriander. The scientific name of Pudina is Mentha spicata subsp. spicata, and it belongs to family Lamiaceae (The mint family). Pudina is commonly known as Garden mint in English. While other mint varieties are high maintenance, Pudina can be grown effortlessly in…

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Kitchen Gardening
// March 29, 2018
Elephants having watermelon

Recently, I came across an interesting piece of news in The Hindu, that stated Elephants are fed watermelons at a temple festival in Palakkad district of Kerala, as the temperature has touched 41 degree Celsius. Pretty amazed by the information I decided to delve further and explore the benefits of watermelon. Watermelons contain merely 46…

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Kitchen Gardening
// March 12, 2018
perennial vegetables in India

Vegetable gardening can be exciting and somewhat addictive. Unlike ornamental and flower gardening, growing vegetables is a more demanding job, as a gardener has to engage in a whole lot of dedicated activities. One has to follow a routine of general gardening practices like sowing, soil mixing, land preparations, watering schedule, plant protection, fertilizers etc.;…

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Kitchen Gardening
// February 28, 2018
saffron health benefits

Saffron derived from Crocus Sativus, or Saffron flower is the world’s most expensive spices by weight. Saffron strands are crimson styles and stigmas of the flower, which are dried and collected over a period. Saffron gets its unique taste and the hay-like fragrance from chemicals such as safranal and picrocrocin. The golden yellow hue is…

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Kitchen Gardening
// November 13, 2017
ajwain plant

Scientific name: Plectranthus amboinicus Family: Lamiaceae Plant part used: Leaves. Medicinal properties of Patta Ajwain: Coolant, Stimulant, Digestive, Stomach Gases, Anthelmintic, Wound Healing, Cough, Cold, Reducing ‘Kapha’ and ‘Vata.’ Patta Ajwain information: It’s a small, erect, perennial, herbaceous, aromatic plant. Leaves are fleshy, green, hairy and full of essential oils and aromatic compounds. The stem…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 29, 2017
how to grow betel leaf, paan

Scientific name of betel leaf: Piper betel Family: Piperaceae Plant part used: Leaves Medicinal properties of Betel leaf: Digestive, Cathartic, Taste stimulant, Mouth freshener, Mouth cleansing, aphrodisiac. Betel leaf information: In India, Betel leaf is popularly known by the name ‘Paan,’ meaning leaf. There are ‘Paan’ shops in literally all street corners of every town…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 27, 2017
how to grow mint at home

Mint is a perennial, aromatic herb that belongs to the Mentha genus of Lamiaceae family. There are dozens of different natural or hybrid species of Mentha. Leaves of the Mint plant are loaded with essential oils and aromatic compounds. Along with being a kitchen herb, Mint is also used in herbal medicines, cosmetics, and toiletries. Different…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 23, 2017
growing carrots in containers

Who can resist the delicious snap of crunchy, sweet homegrown carrots? Most people think carrots can be grown in long rows on the ground in the garden, but they are perfect for containers too. The long and narrow veggies fit comfortably in a container. There are hundreds of carrots varieties all over the world. In…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 20, 2017
salsa garden

Does the word Salsa ring any bells? Be it the cha-cha-cha dance form or the bright, fresh and smooth melange of tomato, onion, jalapeno, with cilantro and lime juice – it is cherishable. What if you could create a salsa theme garden? Imagine walking into salty, savory, and fresh flavors every day and having the…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 16, 2017
how to grow kale in a pot

Kale is a cool-season crop, that is a member of the cabbage family and a healthy leafy green vegetable. It is one of the most popular and nutritious vegetables around the world, and its popularity is steadily increasing in India. The Scientific name of Kale is Brassica oleracea; it belongs to the same species of…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 15, 2017
rainbow vegetables and fruit

Did you know that nature highlights different nutrients in plants with different colors? By consuming fruits and vegetables of various colors, you can provide your body with all the required vitamins and minerals. Thus, by consuming an edible rainbow, you could become healthy. To prepare your “Rainbow diet plate,” it is important to know what…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 13, 2017
herb garden ideas

Nothing brings a dish more delight than fresh herbs plucked from the garden, and there are so many varieties you can grow. But with all those options, how do you select your garden herbs? If you want to start out smaller, our suggestion is to go with the ones that you would like to add…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 1, 2017
Harvesting eggplant or brinjal from garden

Eggplants are native to the Indian sub-continent, which is why it’s no surprise that they are an immensely popular vegetable in the country. They are baked, stir fried, used in curries and also in many other ways. They are such an integral part of the Indian diet, but have you considered growing them in your…

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Kitchen Gardening
// September 13, 2017
Garden Salad - Grow Salad indoors

The homegrown salad is a dream of every fitness freak. Imagine plucking and savoring juicy tomatoes; sun kissed carrots, nutrient dense broccoli, peas, and beans from your backyard or the windowsill. For this you do not need an extensive yard; all you require is the green thumb and few containers, seeds, veggie mix and a…

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Kitchen Gardening
// July 31, 2017

An Introduction to Bottle gourd: Scientifically Bottle gourd is known as Lagenaria siceraria and belongs to Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber family). It is also known as Calabash, and in India, it is popularly known as Lauki. It is a well known and widely cultivated fruiting vegetable in Indian subcontinent & around the world. Bottle gourd plant is…

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Kitchen Gardening
// June 16, 2017
how to grow bitter gourd

Bitter Gourd information: The Scientific name of Bitter Gourd is Momordica charantia, and it belongs to Family Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber family). It is sometimes referred as Bitter Melon. Popularly known as Karela in India. Bitter gourd is a slender creeper trained on a trellis with dark green or greenish white oval fruits with blunt tubercles tapering…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 31, 2017
summer fruits in india

India is rich in plant diversity. During summer, some of the best tropical fruits are available in India. Most of these fruits are formed on a naturally growing wild, native Indian trees in cities, villages, and forest. Many of these fruits are cultivated in farms, orchards and home gardens.  Let’s have a look at top…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 26, 2017
types of spinach

The humble spinach grows in many of our gardens. It’s a versatile vegetable that has a number of different uses and, while not being too difficult a plant to grow. Most of all, it’s used in cooking and making delicious, healthy, leafy dishes or even consumed raw in smoothies and shakes that are a favourite…

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Kitchen Gardening
// April 26, 2017
crops grown in summer season

Summer is also a good season for vegetable gardening. Veggies that like to grow under full sunshine, enjoy long days & warm climate, thrive well in harsh Indian summer. The good thing about summer vegetables is that the same ones can be continued in monsoon season as well. Check if your garden is ready for summer. Let’s…

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Kitchen Gardening
// April 23, 2017
mango harvester

Mango season is here. It is a joyful time for all mango lovers, as they will be getting to taste the king of fruits. However, if you are mango grower, you must know it takes a lot of effort, planning, timing and technique in harvesting these mangoes from the tree. Whether you have a single…

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Kitchen Gardening
// April 19, 2017
Herbs, flowers and vegetables in backyard formal garden

Creating a layout of vegetable garden & planning your veggies according to the season is an important task for any gardener. Summer is the best time to start fresh. All ornamental plants, vegetable crops, herbs and fruiting trees can be planned in this season. You will have to make a garden layout according to the…

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Kitchen Gardening
// April 17, 2017
growing malabar spinach

Malabar Spinach is scientifically known as Basella alba and belongs to the Basellaceae family. It is available in – Green and Red varieties. The stem of the Basella alba is green and the stem of the cultivar Basella alba ‘Rubra’ is reddish-purple; the leaves of both the species are green. Malabar Spinach is very healthy…

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Kitchen Gardening
// April 10, 2017
growing chives in pots

Chives are perennial members of the onion family and are loaded with Vitamins A and C. Like various herbs they are plush with therapeutic properties. A powerful antioxidant, this herb protects your body from free radical damage. It is also an age-old anti-cold and flu remedy that can be included in everyday meals. Grow Chives in…

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Kitchen Gardening
// April 9, 2017
papaya tree

Which is an all time fruiting tree that requires minimum effort to grow in very little space in super quick time? That would be Papaya.  Papaya is a tropical fruiting plant with ornamental foliage. Botanically known as Carica papaya belonging to family caricaceae. A plant laden with dark green fruit, pale green and leafless trunk,…

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Kitchen Gardening
// March 27, 2017
tomato

Gardening from the day of inception has seen many innovative ideas, but Tom-Tato has created a league of its own. Intrigued by the name and concept? The idea of Tom Tato was created by Paul Hansford. In simple terms, it is a high-tech grafting process that helps you get almost 500 sweet cherry tomatoes and…

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Kitchen Gardening
// March 10, 2017
grapevine

You’ve probably come across a neighbour’s garden with an excellent twisting grape plant and wondered if you could ever do that yourself. Well, the easy answer is that of course, you can! Grapes are relatively easy to grow in most climates and come in a variety of types that suit different regions. The grapes can…

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Kitchen Gardening
// March 3, 2017
growing amaranths

Amaranths are a popular group of plants, botanically known as genus ‘Amaranthus’ of Family ‘Amaranthaceae’. Amaranths are mostly erect annual herbs or short-lived perennials. Approximately 60 species are recognised, with inflorescences and foliage ranging from purple, through red and green to gold. Amaranth can be grown throughout the year in India. It grows well in…

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Kitchen Gardening
// February 20, 2017
spinach vegetable

One of the best things about having your own garden is that you can grow your own food! You can have all the healthy greens and delicious fruits that you have ever craved. But sometimes that list can get quite long and finding space in the garden can be an issue. And that’s where a…

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Kitchen Gardening
// February 17, 2017
planting cucumbers

The benefits of growing cucumber are many. It is a refreshing and delicious vegetable that is an essential part of the healthy diet. It can be eaten in salads, cooked with proteins or pickled for that extra flavour. But there’s a problem with growing cucumbers. They can take up a lot of space, and in…

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Kitchen Gardening
// February 15, 2017
Melon plants growing on trellis

Kitchen gardening is a demanding activity. Most of the vegetable plants are fast growing & short lived. All routine garden practices like watering, feeding, pruning, weeding should be done by following a strict schedule. As a gardener, providing trellis support to climbers & staking the weak stemmed plants are two essential activities that should not…

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Kitchen Gardening
// February 10, 2017
vegetable garden ideas

When it comes to growing gardens, the first thing to usually pop into our minds is either a vibrant flower garden or a nice fruit garden or a mix of both. Most of our time is then spent planning how this will be arranged and how it will finally look. When it comes to the…

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Kitchen Gardening
// February 6, 2017
growing radishes

Radishes are a standard ingredient in salads due to their crunchy nature and pink-scarlet color. Available in numerous varieties and hundreds of colors like white, yellow, purple, pink and black Radishes are cherished globally. In India, the white Asian Mooli or Daikon Radishes are cooked and used in pickles. This particular variety grows as long…

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Kitchen Gardening
// January 29, 2017
cherry tomato plant

Use Cherry Tomatoes to get an instant burst of color and flavor. This extremely versatile variety of tomatoes is used to lend a sweet juicy flavour to salads, salsa, pizza and pasta. Cherry tomatoes are easiest to grow and are the first to fruit. They include both bush and climbing varieties, and all bear prolifically….

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Kitchen Gardening
// January 16, 2017
how to grow lettuce

Did you know that Lettuce contains 90% water and is said to quench thirst better than water? It has been a prized edible plant globally. Available in large varieties Lettuce alone can add flavour and color to salads. Grow it in containers in your kitchen garden as a filler crop and get a continuous supply…

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Kitchen Gardening
// January 11, 2017
mango tree

Mango, often referred as king of fruits is the most awaited seasonal fruits in India. As we all have curiosity about the way mango plant is grown, we are here with our tips on growing mango plant. Mango tree information The Scientific name of Mango is Mangifera indica, belonging to family Anacardiaceae. Mango tree is indigenous to India….

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Kitchen Gardening
// January 9, 2017
watermelon plantation

The Scientific name of Watermelon is Citrullus Lanatus, it belongs to Cucurbitaceae (Gourd family). Watermelon is a trailing annual vine with tendrils. Watermelon plants leaves are coarse, hairy & pinnately lobed. There are hundreds of watermelon varieties having fruits with a smooth hard rind; usually green with dark green stripes or yellow spots and a…

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Kitchen Gardening
// January 3, 2017

Parsley is one of the most widely used herbs. It is rich in iron and vitamins A, B, and C. It belongs to the same family as Dill. Parsley comes in two types: curly and flat leaf. The flat-leaf Parsley is also known as French or Italian Parsley.  Italian Parsley has a slightly stronger taste….

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Kitchen Gardening
// December 26, 2016
Organic fruits

Most gardeners prefer sticking to herbs and vegetables as they grow and cultivate their garden. While there are enough varieties within those two types of plants to keep anyone busy, you can’t help but feel that something is missing. Every garden can use a flourishing growth of fruits! I know what you’re thinking, “how can…

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Kitchen Gardening
// December 21, 2016
growing potatoes in containers

Potatoes are conventionally grown on ground by farmers & hobby gardeners. But guess what, potatoes can easily grow in any container like large round pots, drums, buckets, boxes, grow bags or gunny bags, etc.  In this blog, you will learn the easy way to grow potatoes successfully in containers, how to start a potato plant…

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Kitchen Gardening
// December 14, 2016
how to plant sage seeds

Sage is an evergreen shrub that looks good both in the flower border and the herb garden. It has strongly aromatic leaves and is widely used in meat dishes, toppings, flavored vinegar, and sauces. Commonly Sage has gray-green color, slightly feathery leaves, but there are other varieties too: Purpurea has purple leaves; Tricolor has green…

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Kitchen Gardening
// December 9, 2016
how to grow ginger

Botanical name of Ginger is Zingiber officinale; it belongs to family Zingiberaceae, the same family of other famous Indian spices Turmeric & cardamom. Ginger is commercially cultivated in India on a large scale; however, a ginger plant growing in your home kitchen garden will always come in handy for your regular supply of fresh aromatic…

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Kitchen Gardening
// November 30, 2016
How to grow rosemary

Rosemary plant is an evergreen perennial shrub with aromatic needle-like leaves. Its Scientific name is Rosmarinus officinalis, and it belongs to the same botanical family of Mint & Basil i.e. Lamiaceae. In Hindi Rosemary is called as ‘Gulmehendi’ (गुलमेहेंदी). It is available in multiple varieties all over the world. Rosemary Sunlight Requirement: This hardy plant…

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Kitchen Gardening
// November 23, 2016

Indian winter is the best season to grow a variety of vegetables in your kitchen garden. This growing season is also known as the Rabi season. In fact, some vegetables in India are only grown as Rabi crops. Let’s peek at some of the best vegetables that can be grown during the winter in India:…

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Kitchen Gardening
// November 20, 2016

Post holidays and festivities here we are back with our ‘Let’s grow’ series. Today we are going to explore the procedure of growing our very favorite Dill plant. Dill is classified as an annual that features feathery leaves and clusters of tiny yellow-green flowers. It grows up to a tentative height of 4 ft (1.2…

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Kitchen Gardening
// November 16, 2016
how to grow fenugreek

Fenugreek is a very popular Indian herb. Its leaves are used as vegetable & seeds as a spice. It has a strong aroma & unique bitter flavor. Locally known as Methi, its botanical name is Trigonella foenum-graecum. It belongs to the Fabaceae family (Leguminous plants). Famous Indian spice ‘Kasoori Methi’ is dry leaves of another…

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Kitchen Gardening
// November 11, 2016
Green Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)

Tulsi or Tulasi is scientifically known as Ocimum tenuiflorum belonging to botanical family Lamiaceae (Mint family). Also known as ‘Holy basil’, this ancient aromatic-medicinal plant has dozens of other common names in local Indian languages. Tulsi is a perennial erect shrub; its leaves & every other plant parts are loaded with aromatic essential oils. Tulsi…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 31, 2016
growing root vegetables

‘A plant with strong roots laughs at storms.’ We all know that the basic function of roots is anchoring in the ground and absorbing water & nutrients from the soil. However, many of our popular vegetables are modified roots that have adopted the function of food storage & propagation as well. No kitchen garden is…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 28, 2016
Exotic Vegetables

Historically many exotic vegetables eventually became an integral part of local cuisines & got popularized more than the local varieties. In India, currently, vegetables that are referred as exotic have been introduced in the last few decades. Some of these exotic vegetables in India are not yet household names, while some of them are slowly…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 24, 2016
basil plants growing in pots

There’s just something simple and elegant about being able to grab a herb of your choice, whether that’s thyme, basil, oregano, chives, etc. right in your kitchen. No more visiting the store even though need only a few leaves to garnish and having to watch the rest just waste away. Yes, there’s something really amazing…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 17, 2016
Growing Pepper Plant

When you think about it, a home garden definitely needs to have some spice to go along with everything that’s nice! A healthy growth of peppers is exactly what you need to bring a bit more zip and tanginess into your garden. And the greatest part is that they aren’t too difficult to grow either!…

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 7, 2016
orchard planting guide

The branch of systematically growing fruiting trees is called ‘Pomology.’ Mango, Guava, Fig, Papaya, Chikoo, Coconut, Banana, Custard Apple, Orange, sweet lime, etc. are some of the commonly cultivated fruits in India.  Most of the famous fruiting plants are of tree habit. Once planted, the fruiting trees keep producing the fruits seasonally for many years….

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Kitchen Gardening
// October 3, 2016
Maize

Corn or Maize is scientifically known as Zea mays, an economically significant grass species. Maize is a major cash crop in the agriculture sector. It is considered as a source of staple food in many countries. Some of the biggest food industries in the world are dependent on fresh corns, baby corns, maize grains, corn…

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Kitchen Gardening
// September 16, 2016
Green Peas

One of the earliest vegetables to be discovered, Peas were the staple food for Greeks and Romans. They continue to be common to most households because of their flexibility while being cooked. They are also very common to home gardens because they are quite easy to grow and require little attention after being planted. Have…

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Kitchen Gardening
// September 7, 2016
Bee Friendly garden

There are many reasons to have a thriving home garden. You could do it as a mere hobby, maybe something to impress the neighbors, perhaps for the love of fresh ingredients or maybe just because it challenges you to do better. A positive side effect of any of these reasons is that you’re actively working…

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Kitchen Gardening
// August 31, 2016
Growing french beans

French beans are traditional bush bean cultivated variety of common bean plant botanically known as Phaseolus vulgaris, belonging to the family Fabaceae (Leguminous plants). Instead of actual beans (seeds), the whole unripe green fruit (pod) is eaten as a vegetable. Belonging to the category of ‘Green beans’ that are known for the fleshiness, flavor, or…

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Kitchen Gardening
// August 29, 2016
mushroom plant

If you’re interested in growing your food or if you’ve been maintaining a home garden for some time, then you surely have wondered about growing mushrooms. They aren’t your typical backyard garden plant and usually are grown indoors or in containers. However, raising them for food is an excellent option as they are low in…

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Kitchen Gardening
// August 12, 2016
Ladies Finger

Okra, popularly known as ‘Lady Finger’ due to its distinct shape of pods, is a favorite fruiting vegetable in India. The Scientific name of this delicious green vegetable is Abelmoschus Esculentus, & it belongs to Family Malvaceae (Hibiscus or Mallow family). Although Okra is a summer vegetable, it is cultivated in India throughout the year….

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Kitchen Gardening
// August 5, 2016
Moringa Seeds, Moringa Leaves

The Moringa tree, popularly known as drumstick tree is a native Indian plant. It is one of those rare plants that belong to ‘perennial vegetable’ category despite being a big Tree. Each & every part of the plant is edible & useful. Because of its known health benefits & overall usefulness, Moringa is called ‘The…

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Kitchen Gardening
// August 3, 2016
Growing Herbs

Having a fresh, beautiful and bountiful growth of herbs doesn’t just have aesthetic advantages for your garden, it can be quite useful in the kitchen too! After all, basil is an essential of Italian cuisine; thyme makes almost anything taste better, and chives have their unique flavor. So, it is clear that any and every…

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Kitchen Gardening
// August 1, 2016
Regrowing vegetables and greens.

When it comes to gardening and interacting with nature, time and experience will teach you that every part of a plant can be used. And when you’re pressed for equipment or even finances or when you just want to test out what you can do, it is this knowledge that helps you in the garden….

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Kitchen Gardening
// July 25, 2016
Nightshade vegetables list

Scientifically known as ‘Solanaceae’, Nightshades are a well known botanical family of flowering plants. This family is a diverse group of important agricultural crops, medicinal plants, spices, weeds, and ornamentals. Many of the nightshade plants are toxic in nature due to the presence of plant chemicals called Alkaloids. However, it is the number of commonly cultivated vegetables…

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Kitchen Gardening
// July 4, 2016
How to grow microgreens

Did you know, you can enjoy your regular spinach, Green & Red Amaranth, Methi, Lettuce, Mustard, and other leafy vegetables in BABY form; Consumed as a health food and for garnishing salads, soups, plates, and sandwiches. These veggie delights are called as ‘Microgreens.’ Microgreens are tiny, baby plantlets of leafy vegetables that are harvested at…

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Kitchen Gardening
// June 27, 2016
Rainy Season Vegetables

What are Cucurbits? Cucurbits are a very popular group of fruiting vegetables that are scientifically called as ‘Pepo.’ All the Gourds, cucumbers, squashes and melons belong to this family. Most cucurbits are tender climbers & require the support of trellis to grow properly. In the rainy season, many cucurbit climbers tend to grow vigorously. If…

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Kitchen Gardening
// June 22, 2016
vertical kitchen garden

A kitchen garden (also called a potager) is different from your regular residential garden, which usually tend to be ornamental lawns and shrubs. It quite often is the central feature of your home garden, containing vegetables, herbs and fruits. The landscape of a kitchen garden tends to be designed with geometrically recurring shapes and patterns,…

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Kitchen Gardening
// June 17, 2016
Aeroponics system

All our gardener friends who like to experiment with new and exciting methods, aeroponics system may be the next big thing. Through the past few years, Hydroponic systems have shown that soil isn’t necessarily the only medium that can be used to grow plants. Creating a carefully controlled and nutrient-rich medium for the plants to…

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Kitchen Gardening
// June 8, 2016
Drip Irrigation System, Plant Watering System

Those who maintain gardens know that it is no mean task. You’ve got to keep track of all your plants and their needs, while making sure that you’re not wasting any resources at hand. And what more important resource is there than water? So, if you have a green thumb and gardening is your passion,…

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Kitchen Gardening
// June 1, 2016
green veggies, healthy green vegetables

No matter which way you turn, everyone will say that if you want improved health, you have to eat your leafy greens. With the current trends focusing much more on health, wellness and fitness, it is about time that we started listening. But there are so many green vegetables out there, which ones work best?…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 28, 2016
growing spinach, spinach leaves

Growing Spinach: Spinach is renowned for high health benefits. It is used in salads and cooked too. It grows 25 cm high featuring arrow-shaped leaves. To grow well Spinach requires rich, fertile, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter so that it does not dry in hot conditions. Traditionally it is a winter vegetable…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 27, 2016
sweet potato, sweet potato vegetable

Growing Sweet Potato: Sweet Potato prefers a sunny location and rich, fertile, well-drained soil that can be enriched with organic matter. These are the vegetables to be grown in warm climates but can be grown in cool climates as long as there are five months of warm days and nights. The tubers can be directly…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 24, 2016

Tomato is highly cultivated crop in India and is commonly used for culinary purposes. In order to continue sound production, one needs to understand its basic requirements which are framed in this article for those who need to focus on simple management practices. Tomato plants require abundant water: A mature tomato plant needs at least…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 23, 2016
coconut palm, coconut diseases

Coconut trees are prone to some diseases. Few of them are very harmful, and few slowly affect the tree by gradually reducing overall yield. Let us give you a brief on the diseases that infest the coconut tree and ways to protect it. Diseases that affect coconut tree are: Stem bleeding: You might have witnessed…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 20, 2016
Cabbage, cabbage vegetable

Cabbages are also known as Classic Brassica, that feature excellent round heads and weigh 1-6 kilograms. Once the head is harvested, secondary heads are unlikely so that you can pull the plants out.  This vegetable can be eaten raw as well cooked to make a mouth-watering dish.   Growing Cabbages: Plant the seedlings about 40-60…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 18, 2016
radishes, radish benefits , radish seeds

Radish seeds can be sown directly into a shallow trench, infertile, friable soil which is easy for the roots to push through when they grow. Radishes require ample of water and mulching during summer. They need to be sown thinly i.e. about 2 inch apart. The Daikon radishes should be sown about 4-6 inch apart….

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 17, 2016
cucumber benefits, cucumber plant, cucumber varieties

For growing cucumbers plant the seeds directly into the soil during spring. During the cool climate, raise the seeds under proper care and implant them once the ground is warm. Cucumbers grow very well in well-drained, warm, protected spot with rich, fertile soil that is extremely rich in organic matter. Plant them in full sun…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 14, 2016
Amazing facts about vegetables

From Brinjals to Carrots all the vegetables have one interesting fact or other. Let’s explore those fun facts and take a step closer of knowing your vegetable garden well. Duh! We are not talking about the health benefits, we are talking about those unknown facts and are about to make some interesting revelations here. After reading these, you…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 13, 2016
Eggplant, brinjal, aubergine, solanum melongena

Growing Eggplant: Eggplants need a long, hot growing season of at least five months and can be perennial in frost-free areas, cropping for several seasons. They need fertile, well-drained soil. They can be grown from seed sown directly in the ground, but because they take a long time to fruit, speed up the process by…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 11, 2016
carrots, how to grow carrots, carrot plant, carrot seeds

Carrots require well-drained, friable, deep, light soil that will help the roots to push easily through. Heavy or rocky soils will cause the roots to twist and turn while the use too much fertilizer will cause the root to fork and be hairy. Avoid using soil that is highly rich because the plant will put…

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Kitchen Gardening
// May 2, 2016
Beetroot, kitchen garden, red beetroot, chard

Beets are fast growing vegetables and make an excellent addition to the kitchen garden. To grow beets in a container choose a pot that is about 6 inches deep. Then select the variety you would wish to grow and get set to plant the power-packed veggie. Firstly, fill the container with potting soil that is…

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Kitchen Gardening
// April 28, 2016
vegetable garden, pot gardening

Today we have come up with a list of 15 easy to grow vegetables in container. What makes these all the more delightful is that, these veggies grow hassle-free and are plush with nutrients. Beets: Beets grow well in small spaces. All you need is a 12 inches deep container and you are ready to…

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Kitchen Gardening
// March 31, 2016

Keeping your beautiful garden free from pests is nearly impossible, but they can be prevented from attacking the plants. The insect pests can be divided into three broad categories: 1.    Chewing insects 2.    Sucking insects 3.    Boring, mining & soil insects Few plants easily attract pests. You can recognize different types of pests that physically…

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Kitchen Gardening
// March 25, 2016

Sitting at home and wondering how to spend time? Have you ever tried gardening? Well, if not yet then think again. You need not be a pro or an expert to take up gardening as a hobby. All you need is a little passion, a little patience, mud, pots and you are ready to grow….

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Kitchen Gardening
// March 10, 2016

Herbs are both rewarding and wonderful to grow. Versatile and quick to establish they bring colour and scent to the garden. What makes them all the more magical is their ease of use, affordability and metaphysical properties. Today more and more urban homes are discovering the hidden benefits of these little green doctors and are…

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Kitchen Gardening
// March 8, 2016
analog soil ph tester

To understand Soil pH and its Effects on Plant Growth let’s first understand what soil pH , ways to measure and preserve it is. In simple terms, soil pH means the measure of sourness (acidity) or sweetness (alkalinity) of the soil. It is measured on the scale of 0.0 to 14.0. The highly acidic soil…

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Kitchen Gardening
// March 7, 2016
hydroponic systems

Hydroponics is the new way of gardening in India. Growing this innovation rapidly has given birth to soilless agriculture. What is Hydroponics? In simple terms, Hydroponics is nothing but growing plants without soil; the growing medium could be sand, gravel, coco-peat or just water with added nutrients. It is all replacing the soil with salts…

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