[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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Guilty of overindulging in bottled water? You’re certainly not the only one. The number of “health-conscious” people in Pakistan, who carry their bottles of mineral water while rushing off to work, sauntering in parks and shopping at malls, is on the rise. Bottled water is now ubiquitous in Pakistan — not only is it on the checklist of essentials of most people; it’s also served during conferences and business meetings. And there are figures to prove its rampant consumption. The

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The healthiest food is found closest to its source, so why not bring the source home? Whether you have a sprawling garden or a tiny balcony, here’s how you can grow your own greens. Have you ever asked yourself where your food comes from? Most of the vegetables, herbs and fruits that you consume on a daily basis are grown outside our cities on farms and fields. Tons of chemical pesticides are regularly sprayed on these vegetables to prevent any crop loss

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   Warning: After reading this piece, you will be left with no excuse to avoid composting at home.   If you appreciate composting but have not tired it yourself, chances are that you are in a hurry like me. Here is the fasted way to make compost that I am trying for my  raised bed garden. You should try it too.   "Blender" Composting   We are consuming enormous amount of fruits and vegetables each day. I hate to throw away the nutrient rich peelings, eggshells and left over coffee. On the

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I spend a lot of time in planning my kitchen garden. This means a lot of calculations. After spending an hour on gardners.com, I was able to make several layouts for my garden projects. Next, I calculated average yield per plant based on my own experience and research papers available online. This one produces 40 kg of a variety of vegetables from a small space of 3 by 6 sqft. How to get 40 kg of vegetables from a 3 by 6

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