Weeds can really discourage people from organic gardening. They might feel there is no quick-fix to the problem in chemical-free farming but if they practice these simple four things, they might never have that weed problem again. Why are weeds bad? Some gardeners do like to grow certain types of weed in their empty plots to encourage various organisms and to keep their soil fertile. But this might not be an ideal situation for small urban gardens. Weeds are little wild plants that

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In Pakistan, many people have already given up on buying tomatoes – thanks to the unbelievable rises in prices. Ever considered growing your own tomatoes? It is a fact that tomatoes are amongst the most commonly used vegetable across the world. It is worth growing some of your own tomatoes in such space as you have available. You can always maximise the little space that you have and grow an endless supply of tomatoes – right on your balcony. Luckily, this is

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Hundreds of sparrows chirp tirelessly on a barrh tree as they feast on its clusters of countless figs. An army of ants make their way up, on the long hanging aerial roots, towards the loaded branches, to claim their share of the sweet fruit. Besides this humble tree, on my vegetable patch, I discover a pair of earthworms hidden under the ground while digging for potatoes. As I put my little friends back in the ground, a beautiful yellow butterfly

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Although it is the monsoon season in the subcontinent, many parts of our country are still waiting for rains that will fill the wells and soak up the fields. With rising temperatures each year, climate change has become a bitter truth and the weather is now becoming a highly unpredictable affair. What is certain, though, is that the demand for water is rising every day, which means growers and gardeners everywhere need to be more thoughtful about how they use

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