Category: Balcony Gardening

6 Veggies Perfect For Growing in Pots this Winter

6 vegetables to grow in pots this winter

Winter is one time of the year when you can expect your vegetable garden to really thrive, from my experience. There is very little that can go wrong. In summer, you face the risk of plants getting scorched or dried up if you forget to water them at least once a day. On…



What’s growing in my terrace + balcony garden

Terrace garden

The brief showers during the summer did wonders to my terrace garden. Here’s a sneak peek into what’s growing in my garden now.

The whole inventory:

cherry tomato

Vegetables:

Tomato – 5

Okra – 2, 1 guava, 3 tomato plants, 2 okra,

Bottle gourd – 1

Beans -4  (just planted), 1 guava, 3 tomato plants, 2 okra,

Drumstick – 1…



Garden crush: a lesson on how to choose the right plants, decor and colors for your garden

terrace garden bangalore

I spend on hour tending to my garden every day – watering, weeding, harvesting, sowing, fertilizing, nurturing, changing their positions, planting companion flowers or garlic, and just saying hello to them ensuring the sun is not too harsh during the day. That’s my therapy for the day – my way of forgetting life’s thorns for the moment. My…



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 to every morning. I spend about 20-30 minutes on an average each morning after son goes to…



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 glass of fragrant basil water that lifts the mood instantly; kind of a sudden jerk to the…



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 most of the time. Aphids and mealy bugs first appear on hibiscus and soon spread to the…



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 Rs.165 from Amazon.

garden shears2. Falcon Hedge Shears 999 –…



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 doesn’t cost a fortune. I am not too fond of the custom made welded ones.  So until…



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 persistence, I was learning it from him. It all started with a F-16 fighter jet model that…



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 as a gardener would be on cloud nine.

I’m always on a quest to consolidate all the information I…

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