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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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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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_facebook][vc_column_text]   Composting may seem like a simple process where nature turns organic waste to a natural fertilizer but this time consuming process can get messy and give little results if you do not know the basics. Some growers pile up all their organic waste and let it decompose in open air to gradually turn to compost; others use more carefully mixture of organic waste and let it rot in a controlled environment to get more from their compost. Although, both methods seems

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Wooden planters are not only incredibly simple, attractive and effective way of gardening but they also offer pleasures of urban farming when used as vegetable planters. Here is how you can make your own. Wooden boxes can be as small as a square foot deep and wide or as large as you can manage. But the most suitable size for growing a good number of vegetable plants is 2 *4 *2 feet.  In this space you can grow any vegetable or herb that

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Is your carrot foliage turning white and dying ? If yes, your carrots might be battling 'Powdery Mildew' fungus and here is how you can help. This year I am looking forward to a delightfully colorful harvest of carrots from the wooden box planter.  Atomic Red, Cosmic Purple, Scarlet Nantees and the yellow carrots are planted in a long wooden box on my terrace garden. I was really happy with its progress until last week when I started noticing that the

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Growing Figs in containers is super easy and transplanting this tree is even simpler. You just need to keep few things in mind to transplant like a pro! There are many types of figs native to this part of the world. I have sourced three types of figs for my kitchen garden. large green ones, large black ones and small ones that turn purple when ripe. I will share their story in an upcoming post. The large green one was grown from

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