Category: Gardening Basics


Gardening Basics
// November 21, 2016
green manuring in india

Green is the color of nature, green is a way of living, in this new wave of green movement; can our good old garden manure be green?  The answer is yes; that too quite literally! Organic farming is the need of the hour & green manure is a perfect organic counterpart of nitrogen rich fertilizers….

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Gardening Basics
// November 4, 2016
Plant growth regulators

Plant growth is an entirely natural process, one that is seemingly out of our hands. As we water, fertilize, compost and watch, we can only hope that the plant grows according to our needs, at least in some way. However, if you don’t know about PGR and what they are supposed to do, then plant…

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Gardening Basics
// August 17, 2016
effect of light on plant growth

The prevalence of sunlight or natural light, its intensity and even angles, profoundly affect the way plants grow. You have the tallest trees in the woods, growing and competing to get sunlight, creepers climbing even higher to get their share and flowers blooming when the sun is at its brightest. Understanding these little nuances is…

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Gardening Basics
// August 10, 2016
Seed sowing guide

Sometimes, it can be good to ‘wing it’ and discover things as you are taking care of your garden. This is what you call experience, and you definitely do benefit from being a little adventurous. At times, the rulebook can be kept in the closet. However, on the other hand, there are moments when guidance…

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Gardening Basics
// July 15, 2016
Vermicomposting process

It’s entirely possible that you’ve already availed the benefits of composting for your garden, and you may even know how the entire process works with the help of microbes and macrobes. It involves breaking down of organic waste matter in an accelerated decomposition process to produce nutrient humus that is good for the soil. The…

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Gardening Basics
// July 6, 2016
composting process

More likely than not, you’ve heard of composting or even seen a bit of it around you. But you probably haven’t tried it yet. Contrary to belief, it isn’t a tough process, but it can be that final boost that turns a home garden from good to flourishing! If you have passion and love for…

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Gardening Basics
// June 19, 2016
potting soil ingredients

We all grow plants in pots. Usually, we fill the pot just with ordinary soil to grow our favorite plants. Because of this, plants find it difficult to sustain in such pots for longer duration & we don’t get desired results such as optimum quality & quantity of flowers, foliage color & overall plant health…

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Gardening Basics
// June 10, 2016
composting of waste

What is Composting? The easiest definition of composting is “the aerobic breaking down of organic materials by a variety of microbes and even larger organisms to produce nutrient rich fertilizer that is also called Black Gold.” Composting Process: How does composting work? We’re sure that many of you have asked this question time and again,…

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Gardening Basics
// May 29, 2016
Photosynthesis

Process of Photosynthesis: Photosynthesis can be defined as building up process that is ‘powered’ by the energy of light. During photosynthesis, carbon dioxide is absorbed, and the oxygen is liberated. These gases enter and exit the plant through tiny pores in the leaves called stomata. In the leaves of the plant carbon dioxide and water…

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Gardening Basics
// May 10, 2016
shoots, shoot of a plant, plant shoot

A Shoot is the productive center of a plant. It helps to grow leaves, flowers, and the stem. Thus, the shoot is functionally responsible for food production (photosynthesis) in plants and also for their reproduction. Shoots are referred as four seasons crop but some seasons are better than others for their growth. Shoots grow best is spring and…

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Gardening Basics
// May 7, 2016
seeds , selection of seeds, importance of seed selection

Seed selection is the first and the most important factor that determines the success of your garden. The growth of the plants always depends on the quality of the seeds you choose for your garden. Here are some of the crucial factors you need to keep in mind while buying seeds. Like other houseplants, it…

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Gardening Basics
// May 6, 2016
nutrients, nutrition in plants

Overall plants need 15 nutrients to grow properly. Out of these 15, the nutrient elements obtained from atmosphere i.e. through photosynthesis are: Hydrogen Carbon Oxygen While the nutrient elements obtained from the soil are: Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium Sulphur Magnesium Calcium Iron Boron Manganese Zinc Molybdenum Copper The 12 nutrients obtained from soil ‘mineral nutrients’ and…

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Gardening Basics
// May 1, 2016
gardening tools, container gardening

Pots and tubs brimming with flowers are highly attractive. Aren’t they? Container gardening is an art. Practiced since ages, it is also an efficient way of utilizing minimal spaces for growing herbs, flowers, and vegetables. It makes the garden look attractive and comes with numerous benefits like: Eyesores can be hidden with the help of…

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Gardening Basics
// April 2, 2016

A greenhouse provides a light-friendly location for growing flowers, vegetables or other plants. It means that the gardening can be continued irrespective of the season. Apart from protecting the plants from harsh climatic conditions, it helps in preventing soil erosion. Made of glass walls and roof a greenhouse can be built and designed to suit…

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Gardening Basics
// March 29, 2016

Fallen leaves are often very troublesome. If collected on a lawn they can block the sun-rays from reaching the grass and obstruct their growth. Usually considered as litter and dumped in the garbage the true potential of these leaves is untapped. They are a natural resource that can be a real boon to the gardeners….

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Gardening Basics
// March 27, 2016

Occasionally certain insects may or may not harm your garden. Few insects are garden keepers who keep other harmful insects away. Few of them are beetles and centipedes that get attracted to the ground cover for survival. Millipedes are those that come with thousand legs, brownish shade, elongated creatures with many body segments. Centipedes, on…

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Gardening Basics
// March 21, 2016
best time to water plants

Water is the elixir of life. Like human beings, plants need water to grow and thrive. Different people have different opinions on when and how to water the plants, but the most appropriate time of watering the plants is in the early morning or late evening. These timings are considered optimum because during this period…

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Gardening Basics
// March 17, 2016
garden soil preparation

Beginner or an expert gardener you need to know that in the long run, it is the healthy garden soil that plays a pivotal role. The more you keep your soil healthy, the better your garden will grow. In this article, we will focus on Ways to Prepare Healthy Garden Soil that will help you…

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Gardening Basics
// March 2, 2016

Gardening requires patience, resilience, hard work, a lot of planning and expertise. The key to a good garden is the careful selection of plants. Healthier the plants, healthier will be the garden. Take into consideration the below mentioned three pivotal points that should be considered while buying plants. Leaves: The leaves should appear strong, healthy,…

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Gardening Basics
// October 12, 2015

Container gardening is an ideal choice to grow plants in limited space from vegetable seeds, herb seeds and others. Get some container gardening tips here. Container gardening is a booming topic because of limited space where not many can afford for a land/yard to turn it into a garden. In fact, novices should always start…

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Gardening Basics
// October 12, 2015

No more space restriction! Start with container gardening and let your mind fly high with some creative ideas that can only make your home look beautiful. You could make a vertical garden, place an array of lovely potted plants or create a stunning indoor garden; the choice is yours! But before you dive in with…

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Gardening Basics
// October 12, 2015
gardening at home

Starting a garden for the first time? Mixed feelings, right? Hop onto our waggon and start gardening at home with the Five Amazing Gardening Tips for Beginners. Just before you jump onto those beautiful ceramic containers and packet of seeds, remember, you need to indulge in pre-gardening activities to enjoy a normal harvest. 1. Gardening…

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