Category: Balcony Gardening

Day 9: 5 easy ways to clean and maintain a healthy garden

Gardening is a mindful activity. Having my ginger tea in the morning on this bench over the weekends is soothing and sets the tone for the day. This piece of green was what appealed to both of us about this house.

A garden can also be high maintenance if not tended…



Gardening: Four herbs you can grow on a windowsill

 

basil

The pleasant aroma of basil wafts through the living room as I pick a handful of fresh leaves from the garden and put it in a jug of water; it’s intoxicating in a nice way. Visitors to the house are often greeted with a…



Gardening: 3 ways to get rid of aphids/mealybugs naturally

leaves

Gardening is like therapy to me.

Every morning I spend an hour tending to the grass, weeding, pruning plants, and checking on the health of vegetable saplings on the terrace.

Of late, with the onset of monsoon, pests and aphids infestation is what I’m grappling with…



Five Picks for the Garden Under Rs.500

Today’s Friday shopping picks are a bit different than usual. These are stuff I have purchased and have been using so can vouch for it. If you have a garden to tend to, then these may interest you.

pruning scissors

1. Pruning scissors for…



DIY: How to make a rope hanging planter

Today I have a super easy DIY post for you. Remember in the rope shelves post, I promised to show you how to make a hanging planter with rope. Ready?

I had been scouting for good  balcony railing planters to hold the rectangular planters but yet to find one that…



DIY: How to make newspaper seedling planters

The credit for today’s DIY goes to my 9-year old Pranav who has been a HUGE origami buff for over four years now. There was a time when his days were filled with only paper planes, transforming ninja stars, and dragons. During that time if there was something called…



Where to buy seeds and other gardening materials online in India?

Searching for seeds that have a good germination rate? Wondering where you can get that magic potion  known as panchagavya for your plants? How about soil, vermiculite, coco peat blocks, compost? Ever crossed your mind where you can find pomelo, strafruit seeds? And if someone can deliver all these home, you…



Garden Tour: Sanjana’s beautiful green paradise

Have you noticed there is a trigger factor for every post that comes up on this blog, of late? In the image below, the coconut husk planters filled with coconut chips and charcoal, are secured in place with a coir rope and tied around the bark of a sapota tree. If…



Square Foot Gardening

Square foot gardening

One Saturday morning, not so long ago, I attended the square foot gardening workshop at Daily Dump in Indira Nagar, Bangalore.  With just one objective: to unlearn whatever little I knew of gardening and growing vegetables/flowering plants in my humble balcony garden….



Gardening: How about ordering plants online?

In one of the past issues of Good Food, I read about two nurseries in New Delhi – Rajdhani nursery and Joginder nursery that offer good horticultural help. The plants looked a bit expensive ordering online than picking them in person. Delhi readers of this blog: have you had…

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