How to grow and care for Coriander a.k.a. Cilantro

Cilantro – a healthy and aromatic herb to add to your kitchen garden. Simple, refreshing, beautiful, tasty and with a very pleasing odor! Coriander, (cilantro in Spanish translation) botanically known as Coriandrum sativum, in the family Apiaceae contains 3700 species including the carrots, celery, and parsley. It is also called by other names like Cilantro, Dhaniya and Read more about How to grow and care for Coriander a.k.a. Cilantro[…]

Common Storage Pests found in a household

Do you think only garden plants or crops attract pests? Have you come across insects in the stored grains, flour and cereal seeds in your kitchen, clothes in wardrobes, books, and documents in the storeroom which are not used very often. Aren’t their pests in those places? Have you read any articles related to insufficiency Read more about Common Storage Pests found in a household[…]

How to grow and care for Jasmine

Since ancient times, Jasmine is known as “Queen of flowers,” Belle of India, Queen of Fragrance (known for refreshing & soothing fragrance). These are widely cultivated for their characteristic fragrance. In India, it is called by different names like Mogra, Motia, Chameli, Jatti, Mallige.  Plant description: Jasmine plants are evergreen or deciduous. The flowers are Read more about How to grow and care for Jasmine[…]

Common Garden Pests – The Bugs

Bugs!!! A common word in everyday life… bed Bug, bug program in a computer or someone bugging you. But did you know that taxonomists (biologists who group organisms into different categories) use BUG to specify a particular group of insects? Of the million-insect species, there are about 80,000 belonging to insect order Hemiptera, also known as Read more about Common Garden Pests – The Bugs[…]

How to grow and care for Marigold

Marigold is one of the most commonly grown flowers mainly for garden decoration and also used as loose flowers for making garlands for social and religious functions. Nowadays it is gaining popularity among gardeners on account of its wider adaptability and easy culture. Marigold is often called as Calendula (derived from latin word calendae, meaning Read more about How to grow and care for Marigold[…]

Common Garden Pests – The Squash Vine Borer

Among all the group vegetable varieties, squashes come with most diverse in shape, size, and overall appearance. Squashes come under Cucurbita species in gourds family, Cucurbitaceae. Summer Squash and Winter Squash: We have two different types of squashes summer and winter squash. Summer squash is harvested during the summer season when they are still immature. Read more about Common Garden Pests – The Squash Vine Borer[…]

How to grow and care for Aloe Vera

In our quest of getting geared up and growing plants at home, today, we will look at a plant that is medicinal, has cosmetic benefits and is also a natural pest repellent by nature. No wonder then that it bears the name “Wonder plant” The ALOE VERA! Aloe vera has multiple uses and benefits due Read more about How to grow and care for Aloe Vera[…]

Common Garden Pests – The Beetles

In our battle with pests, today we will tackle a commonly heard pest, THE FEROCIOUS Beetle. Its name itself sometimes resonates a war cry! Battle with beetle??!! The Bettle Family Unlike other pests, beetles are one of the more common types of insect pest. These belong to the insect Order Coleoptera. This order consists of Read more about Common Garden Pests – The Beetles[…]

How to grow and care for Cucumbers

With the current advancement in the field of medicine, health experts and nutritionists have found numerous benefits in certain fruits and vegetables. In fact, eating healthy food reduces the risk of cardiovascular illness, certain types of cancer, obesity, skin diseases, etc. Starting in this segment, we will touch upon some easy to grow vegetables/fruits that Read more about How to grow and care for Cucumbers[…]