Container Gardening

No longer selling soaps or carnivorous plants because of GST 1

No longer selling soaps or carnivorous plants because of GST

Update: The government has now allowed online sellers the same exemption from having to register for GST as regular sellers. So I am once more selling soaps and carnivorous plants.   This blog is basically about the stuff I am up to at home. When I make artistic soaps because I enjoy making them, I …

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vertical garden varieties

Growing vertically in the balconies

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, up grills. Think vertical. There are many possibilities. This photo below shows three different vertical …

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Okra flower and pod

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 known as ladiesfinger and okra.

Small potted lemon tree flowering

First flowers in my balcony

The rewards of my labour of love. The lemon tree and rajma are flowering. If you go really close, there buds have a wonderful citrus fragrance. Can’t wait for them to flower so that the scent can waft through the home with the breeze. The lemon plant had been doing rather poorly on arrival. It …

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The balcony garden strategy - more edible plants in small space 2

The balcony garden strategy – more edible plants in small space

So I now have a strategy for maximizing the use of space in my small balcony garden in order to get the most crops. Beginning from having no plants…. Sow some quick gratification Every new gardener is excitedly awaiting results and plants will grow at the speed they will, but why not plant some early …

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5 steps to get rid of fungus gnats 3

5 steps to get rid of fungus gnats

As I learned the hard way, compost can sometimes go horribly wrong and bring guests to your plants you never wanted to see. If you’ve reached here reeling in horror after seeing your precious potted plant wilting even as maggots crawl in its soil, it is not so difficult to fix this. Stop watering the …

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Starting my window ledge garden 4

Starting my window ledge garden

Second day in this home, the first day waking up here and the amazing energy to do something beautiful continues, so today, I spent some time planting the beginnings of my window ledge garden. I got some seedlings, seeds, pots and lots of old home delivery plastic boxes I’d been saving. Nisarga is in diapers …

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