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.[…]

Common pest and disease of Gourds – Aphids and Powdery Mildew

So far, we have shared our successful journeys with you. We thought now share some of the challenges and failures  one may encounter and learnings from it! When we decided to grow gourds in our Research Centre, we were aware that gourds attract a lot of pest and disease – most of which are transmitted Read more about Common pest and disease of Gourds – Aphids and Powdery Mildew[…]

Understanding Physiological Diseases in Plants – Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes.

Pest and disease are the two words we get acquainted with in gardening. There is another important word we need to be aware – and that is ‘Physiological Disorder.’ There are some common physiological disorders which are very particular to crops. Ex. Blossom End Rot in tomato, tip burn in lettuce, bitter pit of apple Read more about Understanding Physiological Diseases in Plants – Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes.[…]

Our experiences with growing Kale in DWC Hydroponics.

Kale in DWC – Simple Straightforward and doable! Kale is a leafy green and is known as Kale cabbage, but it doesn’t form a head. Essentially, its leaves are used for consumption. Its leaves are green or purple in color. It is a minor crop and belongs to the family of cabbage and cauliflower. We Read more about Our experiences with growing Kale in DWC Hydroponics.[…]

How to grow Mint in your Home Garden

In our Research Centre; one of the happy smiling, growing plants is the Mint. Today we share with you the easiest way of growing a delicious, rewarding, humble kitchen ingredient- Mint. Mint- as we know is a cool and refreshing herb for a kitchen garden, It can be grown effortlessly in soil and soilless media. It Read more about How to grow Mint in your Home Garden[…]

Our experiments with growing Cherry Tomatoes

The Hydroponic Journey Continues! I hope by now some of you have your heart inclined to at least trying something in this space! This week we will familiarise you with some of our learnings and experiences as we tried 3 different methods of Hydroponics for a single crop type – Cherry Tomatoes. The preparation for Read more about Our experiments with growing Cherry Tomatoes[…]

How to grow Strawberry in your Home Garden

Strawberry – A wonderful luscious fruit to add to your hydroponic garden We at City Greens have started our hydroponic strawberry journey, and in a few months’ time we should be able to share our experiences and learnings with you. Until then here is a small snippet and information so that you can join us Read more about How to grow Strawberry in your Home Garden[…]

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[…]

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[…]