Category: Balcony Gardening

15 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow in Your Garden to Cure Anything From Cold to Sleeplessness

15 herbs to grow in your garden to cure anything from cold to sleeplessnessLooking for a home remedy (concoction) to cure that nagging running nose or cold? 

The Easiest, Fail-Safe Way to Germinate Seeds (Hint: Without soil)

easy way to germinate seeds with cotton wool

You know what the hardest part of gardening is? Atleast, it is for me. Getting the seeds to germinate, and of course, dealing with pests the organic way.  …

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…

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


Tomato – 5


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…

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…

Gardening: Four herbs you can grow on a windowsill



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…

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


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…

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.

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….