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Bonsai: The Japanese Miniature Plantation

Bonsai is a thousand years old Japanese culture of growing plants which has one of the unique aesthetics of its own. The word Bon means a small tray or a low sided pot and sai refers to planting. So the term bonsai if translated in English means planting in a…

Cucumber Growing Tips

After tomato, this is my second article on the easiest plant to grow series. This article is about growing cucumber another easy-to-grow-plant. Growing cucumber can be very easy and rewarding if you have little bit knowledge about them. The cucumber first originated in India and then spread across the world….

Easiest Vegetables to Grow for the Beginners

As a beginner, most of us are worried about the success of our gardening endeavor. Will we get our desired results? Or will our effort will turn out to be a fruitless labor? As I always emphasis on the point to start small and gradually increase the level of difficulty…

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Vermiculite: A Basic Idea

The following article is a follow up of my previous articles on Soil-less growth media. You can check the rest of the media by clicking here. Though some times perlite and vermiculite are used as synonyms, they are very different in many aspects. Through I wanted to put some light…

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Coco Coir | Coconut Coir and its use in gardening

Coconut coir or coco coir is nowadays a popular choice for growing plants. It has certainly replaced peat moss as growing medium in many cases and rightly so. Coir has several advantages over peat moss which we will discuss in this article. This is a follow up article from our…

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A basic Idea about Peat Moss

  After discussing on various soil-less growth media in brief in my earlier blog, I have planned to share some more information on the individual media. This is the first issue where I shared some information on one of the most controversial and popular soil-less growing media, Peat Moss. Hope…

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Container Gardening: A great Motivator

What is container gardening? Container Gardening simply means growing plants in containers or pots. Today, when the limitation of time and space is everyone’s utmost concern, this seems to make a lot of sense. Especially, if you live in an apartment, Container gardening is probably the best way to do…