I just got some tissue cultures of drosera in the mail and planted them out. Given how little information there is on the internet on safely acclimatizing droseras and given how many plants I have killed till I stopped killing Read more…


This blog is basically about the stuff I am up to at home. When I make artistic soaps because I enjoy making them, I sell the surplus, because there is only so much bathing one can do. When I grow Read more…


vertical garden varieties

Here are some of my best tips for growing max vegetables in small balcony space and such. Go vertical If horizontal space is limited, don’t just think of how much you can put on the floor. Look up the walls, Read more…


Byblis liniflora germinated

I had purchased several seeds of Byblis, also known as rainbow plants. Of these, Byblis liniflora and Byblis guehoi arrived on the 23rd of Jan 2017. I sowed the byblis liniflora seeds immediately into sphagnum moss (see end for growing Read more…


Unboxing nepenthes ampullaria

My Nepenthes Ampullaria pitcher plants arrived today. These are seed grown plants. And there were surprises. Some good, some… not. The two plants I purchased arrived somewhat haphazardly packed. But there were lots of pitchers. Someone had put in a Read more…


Nepenthes Ventrata and Nepenthes Mirabilis pitcher plants hanging in shady spot to rest after travel

So 2016 had been a pain. With my father ill for the first three months, then dying, Nisarga going through three surgeries and spending five months out of it in a cast in total, personal stress…. my carnivorous plants got Read more…


I have learned a lot from videos, articles, tools and tutorials online, when it comes to soap making. Thought I’d pay it forward with someĀ of my own learnings. Please note, this has nothing to do with “how to make soap” Read more…


What started off as a joke seems to have taken on a life of its own, due to… circumstances. Introducing Jumla soaps. A “jumla” is colloquial slang for “tactic”. The term, popularized by the President of the prominent political party Read more…


Now the okra planted in my balcony has started flowering and producing pods as well. This is very good. Let my experience be a lesson. Never plant fewer than a dozen plants when you grow bhindi by whatever name. Also Read more…


Photos of oxyopes salticus spider living on okra leaves

Disabled selling. Can't figure out the damn GST. All this is available, come and buy in person if you want or email me at vidyut@vidyut.info and we can figure out some barter deal. Dismiss