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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'Cosmic Purple', 'Atomic Red', 'Scarlet Nantes', 'Little Finger' & 'Yellowstone ' heirloom carrot seed packs have been whispering 'sow us! sow us!' since I received them few weeks back. I ignored their call thinking about all the labor that will go into making evenly spaced rows to plant these delicate seeds in my grow boxes to avoid thinning. Then almost like a revelation, an D.I.Y idea popped up in my head that made me spring into action.

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I first planted Swiss Chard four years back in my school garden. During all these years, I only planted it twice and enjoyed my harvest for years in my organic kitchen gardens. Sounds wonderful doesn't it? Well luckily, Chard is a biennial plants. Meaning it will keep growing for more than one year. Here in Karachi it grows beautifully for two years or more which makes it a star of any vegetable garden.

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