A beautiful pot deserves a perfect spot in your home, especially, when it is from the famous Satrangi designer, Fizza Ali, who happens to be my little sister :)   Designing "Truck Art" inspired pots its not exactly what Satrangi is famous for but Fizza can put chamak-patti on just about anything! Luckily, this time it was a set of pots for me. Dazzling vibrant tapes on coloured pots looked stunning and had to have a special purpose.   I had pots from Satrangi and super fast growing seeds from

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Guerrilla gardeners across Pakistan are planting Sunflower seeds on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 for the first time and you are invited! Since 2007, thousands of guerrilla gardeners around the globe get out of their homes and plant sunflower seeds wherever they find an appropriate space around their towns and cities. The idea fascinated me and we decided to launch Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day in Pakistan. Crops in Pots  and Greener Karachi Trust announced the event and soon Caritas Pakistan joined in

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What if I tell you that you can grow your very own vegetable garden without spending a penny but still earn profits of thousands of rupees per month with the added bonus of reducing your carbon footprint to almost zero? No kidding, it’s true! Reduce carbon: produce more We all know that uncontrollable CO2 emissions have ruined our natural environment beyond our imagination and knowledge. Sadly, no matter how much we appreciate and value this planet and the life on it, we

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The enemy is at large and hidden among us. It is attacking us from all sides. It's time to take charge of the situation and take our grounds back! Track down your enemy! Watch out for a 2-3 mm black mosquito with white stripes on its legs and body called Aedes, which has, unfortunately, lived up to the literal meaning of its name: "unpleasant." It targets children and adults equally. Its modus operandi includes biting an infected person and then biting another person

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Farmers and gardeners have used natural techniques to deal with pests in the gardens since time immemorial. Sadly, now that quick chemical fixes are available, we tend to adopt those instead. But what we need to do is invest our time in experimenting with and practicing the most natural farming methods we can find. Below are two questions recently posted on the Crops in Pots page that received a lot of attention. My detailed replies to each provide easy organic solutions

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