Mushrooms!

Introduction  Mushroom Cultivation has gathered immense interest and promise in the current times. There are numerous types of mushrooms – while most of them are deemed fit for consumption – some of them can be fatal! A thorough study is required before getting into cultivation and consumption. Real Chanterelle Mushrooms – This kind is generally inedible! Read more about Mushrooms![…]

Important parameters to consider while setting up a Commercial hydroponic system.

Important parameters to consider while setting up a Commercial hydroponic system. In our journey so far, we are meeting a lot of new hydroponics enthusiasts – individuals who are all out excited with Hydroponic and the commercial opportunity and avenues it opens. Its seems apt to share a few considerations while venturing into Commercial Hydroponics. Read more about Important parameters to consider while setting up a Commercial hydroponic system.[…]

Cost dynamics of maintaining a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 2

In the first of this two-part series on setting up and maintaining a kitchen garden, we covered the costs incurred in setting up of a kitchen garden. In this second and last part, we will analyze the cost dynamics of maintaining the kitchen garden. No of Growing Spaces: In our previous post, we had covered Read more about Cost dynamics of maintaining a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 2[…]

Understanding Hemp (aka Marijuana), a banned (in India) herb with unlimited possibilities.

Cannabis Sativa (or Hemp) is a herbaceous plant which has been used since decades for medicinal as well as industrial purpose. The use of Cannabis Sativa is not allowed in many countries because of its misuse, mostly amongst the youth. It contains a psychoactive constituent called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which when taken in high amount can Read more about Understanding Hemp (aka Marijuana), a banned (in India) herb with unlimited possibilities.[…]

Cost dynamics of setting up a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 1

We get frequent queries from our readers on the cost dynamics of setting up a Kitchen Garden on their terrace. If put to good use, an empty terrace space can act as a source of engagement for the homemaker and elderly at home. It can also help in generating some additional income, but more than Read more about Cost dynamics of setting up a rooftop Kitchen Garden – Part 1[…]

Understanding Food Fortification

With the changing lifestyle, food pattern and food habits, the quality of food which we eat is also changing. The food we eat today lacks in various essential nutrients and minerals, and that is leading to malnutrition which in turn can lead to numerous health disorders. Along with the major nutrients in the diet, micronutrients Read more about Understanding Food Fortification[…]

Ten tips for soil-less growing

There are many inherent properties of soil that make it difficult to alter/monitor/control the kind of soil and the way it influences and facilitates the growth of a plant. However soilless growing ensures and takes care of many such parameters which makes this an ideal choice and alternative for growing crops. To succeed in soilless growing, Read more about Ten tips for soil-less growing[…]