The story behind CityGreen’s first failure – Gaurav Narang in an interview with GoodVitae team

In a recent interview, we were queried about the initial failures and struggles, if we faced any? Yes, we did. In fact, it was because of these failures, that we got the idea behind our first product. Here goes the story behind ‘CG Kitchen Garden’ (Patent Pending) as was told in the interview by our founder Gaurav Narang. Read more about The story behind CityGreen’s first failure – Gaurav Narang in an interview with GoodVitae team[…]

CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. How to check for adulteration in Coffee Powder

Did you ever step into a Barista or Starbucks or Cafe Coffee Day outlet, just to sniff the smell of the freshly ground coffee? If you did, you would agree that very few things in the world may beat that smell. Coffee prices vary a lot with season and variety and hence there is enough Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. How to check for adulteration in Coffee Powder[…]

What do the numbers after NPK mean?

Assume you walk into a gardening store looking for the right kind of balanced nutrient mix for your plants. You come across a couple of balanced solutions. The label on the first one reads NPK 05-05-05 while on the other one it says NPK 10-10-10. You are wondering which one to go for. Answering following questions may Read more about What do the numbers after NPK mean?[…]

CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. How to check for adulteration in Tea Leaves

Trivia: Do you know which country ranks highest in per capita consumption of tea? After water, tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world. Guesstimates suggest that between 2 to 2.2 billion people in the world drink tea. Today, we will look at the various ways that can help you identify if your Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. How to check for adulteration in Tea Leaves[…]

Understanding plant nutrition. How to decide on the right NPK mix?

The fact that all plants need NPK should not lead to a mistaken prognosis that all plants need the same amount of NPK at all the times. The relative amount of NPK needed by different plants at any specific point in time may vary due to a number of factors like the growing medium, the Read more about Understanding plant nutrition. How to decide on the right NPK mix?[…]

CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. Plastic Rice – Myth or Reality

Since starting this drive 10 weeks back, we have covered various food items and specific adulterants that go in them. This week, for a change, we will try to bust the myth about an adulterant, which does not exist in India. We are talking about Plastic Rice. Social media is abuzz with reports of Plastic Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. Plastic Rice – Myth or Reality[…]

The ABC of Plant Nutrition. Rather, the NPK of plant nutrition.

If you ever tried researching on plant nutrition, chances are high that you would have come across the term NPK more than once. NPK is to plant nutrition, what ABC is to the alphabet. No plant can survive without NPK and none of them can synthesize it internally. Let us understand what NPK stands for. Read more about The ABC of Plant Nutrition. Rather, the NPK of plant nutrition.[…]

CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. How to check for adulteration in Cabbage

When we talk about adulteration, in most of the cases, we are worried about the presence of a little bit of unwanted/harmful substance in our food. Can you think of a case, where the entire 100% of vegetable is adulterated? Worse still, adulterated in a way that even a trained eye cannot identify the difference? Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. How to check for adulteration in Cabbage[…]

Understanding Plant Nutrition. What, Why and How

Like all living beings, plants need nutrition too. Better the nutrition provided, the healthier the plant will be. A healthy plant, in turn, will lead to higher yield and better nutritional content in the end product (fruits/vegetables/salad greens). The nutritional requirements of plants can be classified into 3 categories viz Essential Nutrients, Macro Nutrients, and Read more about Understanding Plant Nutrition. What, Why and How[…]