Category: Balcony Gardening

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 this isn’t brilliance exemplified, then I don’t know what it is. I couldn’t stop myself from reaching…



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. 16 of us got together to begin the day with some yummy cookies. For the rest of…



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 any experiences with these nurseries? If so, please share your experiences.

As you’ve seen time and again here,…



Gardening: Five Vegetables You Can Grow in Pots All Round the Year

cherry tomatoes

A  huge cotton tree, ladies fingers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, chillis, potatoes, eggplants, carrots, cabbage, and beetroots – this was the backyard of our home when I was growing up.

An informal signage to our house was: “the house with a large flower garden in the front”.  Marigolds, sunflower, dahlias, and tuberoses adorned the house.

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