Cannon ball tree or Top(e) gola or Nagalingam or Shivalingam i.e.Couroupita guianensis flowers.The nature is so beautiful............how come one can resist gardening !!!!!!
annual seasonal flower seeds for winter such as petunia, calendula, pansy, salvia, dahlia and antirrhinum are supposed to be sown in autumn i.e.october................but what about gardening in SUMMER season !!!!!!!! गर्मी के मौसम में आखिर ऊगायें क्या !!!!!
Portulaca,Gomphrena,Zinnia, Gaillardia, Celosia, Cockscomb, Morning Glory or Kochia bush as seasonal flowers for spring summer sowing
पौधे आप नरसरी से जितने मर्जी ले अाएं ......................................खुशी तो आपको अपने हाथ से लागये पोधे को देखकर ही होगी
Autumn winter season sown flowers in a pattern of purple colored Sweet Williams, Phlox, Coreopsis, Phlox,Sweet Williams, Petunia, Pansy, Coreopsis, Matricaria and Petunia in Delhi
US President Barack Obama planting Peepal/Pipal Tree Ficus religiosa in Rajghat,New Delhi.
Planting a sapling or Gardening in your balcony pots is your first return gift to mother earth and your first step towards good health of your family.Do u have Kitchen Garden! Do u have Pots in your home!! Do they have poor growth!!! Are leaves blackened !!!!!!! Are there minute insects!!!!!!!. Space is never a constraint in gardening.Gardening is never ever dependent upon space..........we only need to spare some time to build space in our mind to accommodate gardening thoughts
Learning is no doubt a continuous process .............be it a learner or a teacher.This is very true that all of us know how to plant a sapling,but how many of us really know how to maintain health of those plants which were planted during some intensive plantation drives organized by community groups.How of many of us really know how to take care of house plants,placed in your balcony,terrace or staircase area.गमले में पौधा लगाना You may again say "so what if they die,i'll buy a new plant".......agreed but how honest one may be when they say "i didn't felt happy to see them grow and i didn't feel sad when the plant which i had bought from a distant garden shop died."
Gardening Classes in Grehlakshmi Kitty Party 2016 गृहलक्ष्मी किटी पार्टी में आयोजित वर्कशॉप के लिए
A picture from Grehlakshmi October 2016 magazine p 107 and a picture from Special Issue of Grehlakshmi October 2016 magazine p41
A picture from Grehlakshmi October 2016 magazine p 107 and a picture from Special Issue of Grehlakshmi October 2016 magazine p41
Those who seek information on various basic aspects of gardening look for these kind of social gathering events or they search Gardening Magazine,Gardeningforum,
Garden markers,Garden Signs,Planters, Watering Cans,plant labels,pegs,plastic instruction tabs, gloves, hand tools and so many things to name...........................gardening is much more than PLANTING and WATERING.....An aerated container or a concrete pit in office premises can utilize biodegradable waste from canteen kitchen to make compost
BELA- Jasminum Sambac, GULAB-Rosa sinensis, JUHI -Jasminum auriculatum, CHAMPA-Plumeria sp, CHAMELI-Jasminum grandiflora
LANDSCAPING ROCKS and BOULDERS -Granite,Quartzite,Slate,Marble,Iron Ore,Rock,Lavarock etc.. make our gardens incredibly beautiful
A proven way to bring out the creative artist hidden in ourselves................anytime is good time to begin GARDENING
DAHLIA - Does it require any word of praise !!!!!!!! It is the most appreciated flower in your garden during winter
Maple trees and Barberry shrubs are commonly found in the Himalayan regions.Indian barberry or चित्रा Darhaldi or Berberis chitria has green leaves and dark red-brown berries.Boxthorn barberry or Berberis lycium beras green leaves and black berries.Tree turmeric barberry or Berberis aristata have green leaves and bright red edible berries.Maples belong to genus Acer.Maple leaves in opposite leaf arrangement are palmate veined with lobes.Growth of maples trees reaches more than 100 ft height while shrubs of maple are less than 30 ft high
The Himalayan Maple or Pharjanj or Kirmoli or Acer oblongum is unique among Maples as it stays green all winter.Red maple Acer rubrum is known for its red autumn leaves.Gold Spot plant Euonymus japonicus aureovariegata shrub,cherry laurel Prunus laurocera for ornamental hedge,boxleaf honeysuckle Lonicera nitida and box plant Buxus sempervirens for garden fencing in form of ornamental hedge are other plants of economic importance
MEDICINAL and AROMATIC Products are of significant importance in AYUSH - So,do explore Ayurveda and Yoga,Unani,Siddha and Homeopathy atleast for day to day care of ourselves.
All balcony railing with bitter gourd karela cover.Pusa Rasdar and Pusa Do Mausami are good varieties.
Start with BEANS n GARLIC as Spring Sown (Feb-March) Summer Crop.Space is not a constraint .
KARELA -Bitter Gourd as Summer Sown (July-Aug) Monsoon (KHARIF) Crop following BEANS
MATAR - Garden Peas -WINTER Crop- AUTUMN (Oct-Nov) Sown taking charge from KARELA -Bitter Gourd.Matar GP 473 n Arkel variety of garden peas.Among private company garden pea Golden Peas GS-10 of UPL company is well known.Matar varieties Pusa Prabhat (DDR 23),Pusa Panna (DDR 27) Pusa Mukta (DDR 55) are used as Fieldpea Matar-PEAS-Protein Carbo r essential alongwith EXERCISE and TRAINING in body building
Antioxidants is a widely used term among skin conscious people.Antibodies are known to protect DNA from mutation and breakdown.Antioxidants are substances that may protect skin cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals.
Pimples are known to be a fear factor among many people.Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples.Acne is a skin condition that occurs when our hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne most commonly appears on our face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. Acne can be distressing and annoyingly persistent. Acne lesions heal slowly, and when one begins to resolve, others seem to crop up.Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and lead to scarring of the skin.
Packed with inflammation-fighting nutrients and loads of antioxidants,vegetables like spinach, cucumber, capsicum have a good amount of Vitamin A and C, which helps in reducing acne.Beta-carotene,Vitamin C,Vitamin E,Zinc and Selenium are major substances that act as antioxidants.
Corn,Capsicum,Carrot,Beet Root,Turnip,Asparagus and Melons among vegetables and Peach,Apricot and Mango among fruits are good sources of beta carotene.Vitamin C can be obtained from Straberries,Kiwi and Amla fruits.Spinach and Flaxseed are good sources of Vitamin E.Zinc can be derived from beans
Parsley,Capsicum,Tomatoes,Lettuce and Gherkins in a salad, or a hint of Oregano and Thyme with aromatic basil over over mushroom in pasta during breakfast always make our morning happy na !!!!!
Iceberg Lettuce,Baby corn,Bell Peppers,Spring Onion,Cilantro and Garlic make submarines(your favourite SUB) amazingly delicious.
Greenery not only provides us food but also improves aesthetic value of our surroundings.scarlet clock vine or Burmese clock vine or scarlet Thunbergia or Thunbergia coccinea is an evergreen climber with purplish pink flowers in spectacularly long hanging unique shape raceme inflorescence
Tecoma bel or honeysuckle or Tecoma capensis have tubular flowers which vary from red, deep orange, yellow to salmon color commonly used for screening and hedge purposes.It is an evergreen shrub, bearing bunches of funnel-shaped, orange scarlet flowers.
Piliya पीलिया or Yellow trumpet flower or Angustata Yellow Bells or Tecoma stans have deeply toothed,narrower and lacy leaflets and bean shaped pods.Flowers seen beautifully hanging down
bougainvilleas exhibit many variation in growth habit depending upon cultivar.It may be a climbing bougainvillea, upright, drooping, spreading or a semi-upright bougainvillea.Bougainvillea buttiana, Bougainvillea spectabilis, Bougainvillea glabra and Bougainvillea peruviana are important species
madhumalti or Madhu Malati मधु मालती or Rangoon Creeper or Quisqualis indica is a vigorous twining climber blooming profusely throughout summer
IVY plant Hedera helix leaves are leathery,3-5-lobed and dark green in color.Ivy bears small greenish-yellow flowers.Ivy is one of the most versatile and popular ground cover plants.Its foliage is capable of covering walls and fences
Flowers are the beautiful part of any garden form
Science says seeing is believing.....Gerbera (Barberton Daisy)-flower is nothing but beauty.
ROSE is the other botanical royalty of Valentine’s Day. U too have booked Roses and Cut Flowers for ur Valentine na !!!!!!!! During Victorian times, flowers were given special meanings and small bouquets would be given to friends and lovers in lieu of notes or letters.No other flower inspires more sentiment than the rose. A symbol of love, beauty and peace.
In Banjaran variety the colour is a blend of gold and flame red. The red softens to flame pink in later stages whereas,the colour of Ganga variety varies from pale yellow to gold
Spiritualism says feeling is believing..........the aroma of Gulab-ROSE can only be felt.Rose is a popular cut flower.Yellow Rose - peela gulab Pusa Pitamber variety has attractive golden yellow coloured flowers with sweet fragrance. Produces very big bushes. Very good for gardens and exhibition purpose. Tolerant to powdery mildew and black spot.It may produce 30-40 flowers/plant in season
Gardening can be experienced through seeing and feeling the beauty of PANSY/Monkey Flower can be enjoyed more when u grow with your own hands.Therefore,gardening is a hobby for some and passion for others
Gardening adds happiness to our hectic competitive life.EXPERIENCE it to BELIEVE it
Therefore the time has now come that every Indian,whether in Urban or Rural areas should make attempts by spending sometime with children particularly in the age group of 3 yrs to 10 years and teach them about nature.
India has witnessed a Green Revolution but the present generation is very much aware that there are far better career options than to work in the field of Agriculture.Above statements used in parenting are signs of concern for future.Therefore the time has now come that every Indian,whether in Urban or Rural areas should make attempts by spending sometime with children particularly in the age group of 3 yrs to 10 years and teach them about nature.
Make them familiar about basic aspects of nature.
1.SOIL has various meanings in our day to day life.
1.A builder says this is dead material fulfilling his construction inputs.
2.A gardener says this provides nutrients to my plants.
3.A philosopher says soil is just another world- comprising all entities living and non-living.
Therefore,whether soil is living thing or non-living thing,let's ask ourselves.
GARDENING is a learning FUN for KIDS......let's bring them more closer to nature.
Cockroach,mosquitoes,houseflies,silverfish and stored grain kind of household pests sometimes become a menace
Chemical Fipronil 0.05 % GEL-HIT Anti-Roach gel brand from Godrej is a good example of Anti Cockroach Gel.People working in fields may carry insect repellent Roll On while at work.
A chemical DEET(N,N-Diethyl-m-Toluamide IP 50% w/w) brand name "Jungle Formula" insect repellant Roll On is an example of mosquito repellant.
In your garden u may grow some plants which have natural capacity to repel mosquitoes.
ORNAMENTAL PLANTS and FOLIAGE ORNAMENTALS
ZINNIA,gaillardia and PORTULACA- common summer flowers in Delhi homes.Portulaca grandiflora ,commonly known as Moss Rose,a semi-succulent annual flowering plant are happy during heat of summer.
gomphrena is also an annual summer flowering plant seen during summer but is sown during spring
Besides Portulaca,Gomphrena,Zinnia,Gaillardia and Kochia bush,one can also go for Morning Glory
Morning Glory flowers present a beautiful look to surroundings of sea.Beach Morning Glory or Goat's Foot or Ipomoea pes-caprae a common pan tropical creeping vine can be seen in coastal regions
During summer we can have ornamental vegetable garden too.Colocasia leaf rolls-bhajia batter-Patra Pakoda from Arbi Patta-monsoon is the best time to enjoy these tender large, heart-shaped ARVI taro leaves na
Colocasia includes several species of tuberous perennials.Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms
2.WINTER GARDEN PLANTS
We all like SEASONAL annual winter FLOWERS
WATERING regularly during WINTER reduces frost injuries and in SUMMER it provides optimum microclimate
REGULAR GARDEN HEALTH OBSERVATION and PROTECTION definitely helps
OUTDOOR GARDEN PLANTS
HANGING BASKETS GARDEN-MARIGOLD/Genda -
Simplicity in its Attitude along with potted plants and foliage garden
Pusa Basanti Gainda produces medium sized lemon yellow flowers.
Pusa Narangi Gainda variety of marigold produces deep orange flowers with ruffled florets.It flowers in 135-145 days after sowing.Marigold Pusa Arpita variety produces medium sized light orange flowers
Celosia plumosa /COCKSCOMB/Woolflower/Red Fox is one of the flower having feathery plumes representing a group having common name as Cocks comb.U too R ready for Spring Gardening na !!!!!!!
1.Aglaonema sp.-There are quite a large number of aglaonemas grown,though they all look rather alike.Aglaonemas make compact little plants,developing a sort of trunk as they age.The plant does not require to be very well-lit,but will not be happy in a too dark position.
3.Scindapsus sp like monstera,pothos and money plant vine. It is sometimes mistakenly labeled as a Philodendron.Money plant is represented by two genus namely Epipremnum and Scindapsus.
Exotic Green Money Plant Oxycodium when mounted on moss stick or a Monster Money plant Epipremnum sp.climbing a large tree in your vicinty always look nature's ornamental beautification.A moist atmosphere and a well-lit but shaded situation are what this plant requires.This climbing plant does not develops the yellow markings on its leaves,when the situation is too dark.
4.Schefflera actinophylla - These plants are happy in intermediate condition of light and shade.
5.Dracaena and Cordyline are common houseplants having woody stem and sword-shaped leaves.Various types of dracaena plants such as cornstalk draceana,marginata dracaena,elegance cane,deremensis and fragrans can be used in outdoor and indoor gardening.
Dracaena sanderiana or Lucky bamboo look beautiful when kept in ceramic pot or glass container.
6.Cordyline terminalis plant has a fountain of very broad leaves which curve slightly at the tips.They are green with thin red margins.During the summer they may be kept outdoors too.These are low growing shrubs with oblong oval leaves.They are not difficult plants to keep in good condition and though they survive in intermediate conditions,there is every reason to suppose that they would survive the winter without damage.
7.Ficus sp.-The plant will survive in shady conditions,but has no no objection to light.The plants contain a milky latex.
8.Sansevieria - This will not require great quantities of water,although it should be provided in moderation when the condition of the soil calls for it.The plant has very thick,tough,leathery and erect leaves that are usually about 18 inches high in well-grown plants.These leaves are 2-3 inches wide,and have a very thin green margin with a yellow stripe next to it,while the center of the leaf is grey-green with transverse bands of a darker color.
9.Tradescantia -These are easiest of all indoor plants to grow.The plant does best in a well-lit situation but does not like direct sunlight.The leaves spring directly from the stem in some species.
11.Anthurium andraeanum or Flamingo flower have glossy heart-shaped bright red flower bract look beautiful when kept in ceramic pot or glass container
Are you planning an Indoor Garden
Rajma Kidneybean,Chhole Chana Chickpea,Masur dal Lentil,Dal Fry Arhar Redgram,Dal Makhni Urad Blachgram and Mungdal,Besan Kadhi Pakoda,Plain Rice,Fried Rice,Jeera Rice,Matar Rice,Veg Pulao,Veg Raita,Boondi Raita,Salad Pickle or any sweet dish.......whatever you like to eat you can get it ORGANIC !!!!!!!
Are we aware how much we spend in the name of organic,without ascertaining whether it's from a certified source or not.Imagine our daily cost of living when we begin our day with ORGANIC TOOTHPASTE and go to bed with a ORGANIC PROTEIN supplements.Our ORGANIC OFFICE TEA,organic snacks and ORGANIC COLD DRINK.Organic POP CORN while watching movie.Wish everybody could afford this and we would never ever become ill.No CLINIC EXPENSES, a lot of SAVINGS and a all time HAPPY LIFE.Let's not forget our lifestyle is our choice,we have to decide.
Organic food is grown and processed without any chemical fertilizers,pesticides or fungicides without allowing anything artificial but yet u may have to spend more money than the normal products available in markets.
Think one step ahead in reason of prices of organic food products.
For organic gardening practitioners its like ORGANIC LIVING and NATURAL THINKING.
Karela helps in detoxifying blood and also maintains healthy blood sugar level.It improves digestive system.
KARELA Bitter Gourd covering all balcony space.Retail price of Bittergourd Karela in Delhi markets during mid May,14 reach upto Rs.40/-kg. Space is never a constraint in GARDENING...........KNOW UR PLANTS for ur HAPPINESS
NUTRITION RICH FOOD PLANTS some of these are used during vrat fasting
Kulthi Kulath Gahat Horse gram or Macrotyloma uniflorum variety VL Gahat 19,tur dal arhar tuver or pigeon pea or Cajanus cajan variety VL Arhar1,rajma KIDNEY BEAN Rajmah or Phaseolus vulgaris variety VL Rajma 125,Masur Lentil Masar Dal or Lens esculentum variety VL Masoor 129 are popular in mountain belts
Rajgira or chua or ramdana or jhangora or amaranth or Green Amaranthus .ie. Amaranthus frumentaceus variety VL Chua 44,swank or samo seeds or madira or morio or bhagar or Samak or Barnyard Millet or Echinochloa colonum variety VL Madira 207,kuttu or ugal or kotu or buckwheat or Fagopyrum esculentum variety VL Ugal 7,Ragi or mandua or MADDUA or Nachnis or mandal or Finger Millet or Eleusine coracana variety VL Mandua 324 are also gown widely in hill region.
Garden plant nutrition and nutrient management
|PLANT HORMONES,PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS and PLANT ENZYMES|
Often you may wonder why the seasonal vegetables plants in your home garden do not flower.U start guessing problems in your garden.Many a times you feel that growth of our garden plant is slower than you expect.
Many of these kinds of problems can be overcome by use of Micro nutrients and Plant Growth regulators which are easily available in market.
PLANT SHAMPOOS,Amino Acids,QUICK ROOT Hormones etc.......... Garden Owners – Are we aware how much we spend in maintaining home garden and for what purposes.
|CHEMICAL NAME||BRAND NAME||MFD By|
|Triancontanol 0.05 % EC||Triculan/Miraculan||Crystal Phos/Dow Agro|
|Triacontanol 0.05 % Granules||Speed Up/Active Gr||Dhanuka/Insecti India|
|Ascophyllum Sea Weed Extract based enzyme||Cryovita/Biovita||Crystal Phos/PI Indus|
|Cytokinin based enzyme||Nanozim/Dhanzyme||BIOSTADT/Dhanuka|
|ANA 4.5 % SL||Super Fix/Planofix||Indofil/Bayer|
|Gibberelic Acid||Pro Gibb/Cryzib||Sumitomo/Crystal Phos|
|Humic Acid||Nimhume||Nimla Organics|
|Nitrobenzene(Combi. of Nitrogen and Sea Weed Ext.)||Morcha||Nimla Organics|
NPK fertilizers and MICRONUTRIENTS
Macro and micro nutrients for basal application as customized fertilizer are popular.Tata Paras Farmoola Sugarcane is an example in the category of customized fertilizers.It contains N 7%,P 20 %,K 18% and S 6%,Zn 0.5%,B 0.2 %.
Tata Paras Farmoola Sugarcane was initially priced at Rs.610 per 50kg bag.Its recommended basal dosage in sugarcane is four bags per acre.
NPK 12 32 16(e.g.complex fertilizer in GRANULAR form,IFFCO 50 kg MRP Rs.1060/- ) contains N 12 %,P 32%, K 16 %
NPK 19 19 19(e.g.Sujala,RCF);NPK 20 20 20(e.g.Shriram SHAKTI) and NPK 0 52 34(e.g.Shriram SAATHI) are Water Soluble Foliar Fertilizers and are readily taken up by plants
MICRONUTRIENTS like Zinc Zn,Copper Cu,Iron Fe, Manganese Mn and Boron B are imporatnt.They have roles like Zn-Transformation of Carbohydrates;Cu -Fruit growth;Fe - Formation of Chlorophyll;Mn-Metabolism;B- Seed and fruit development
FLOWERS in pots simply change the whole look of your premises.
Flower lovers can go ahead with Calendula,Babuna Margeurite daisy,Dahlia,Calendula,Dog flower Antirrhinum,Salvia,Alyssum,Marigold Genda,Chrysanthemum,Pansy,Petunia,Stock,Phlox,Carnation,
Gladiolus,Lily,Cornflower,sweet williams,Dianthus,Ice plant,Aster,Hollyhock,nasturtium and many more
When we think of growing vegetables at our own for our kitchen garden,we start concerning about space.Frankly speaking,believe me,space is never a constraint in Gardening.You can begin gardening in ur balcony,common staircase area,corridor,windows and many such spaces.
WATER LILY- Hardy Lilies are perennial, and found in white, yellow or red. A wide pot of 14-16 inch size ,made of fabric with 25 - 30 litre water is good.Plant the rhizome on the edge of the container at a 45 degree angle, exposing the crown
Garden pots,Clay pots,Terracotta pots,Colorful ceramic pots and utensils made of white cement,ceramic pottery flower pots in various animal shapes like frogs, peacock,elephant,turtle,snake e.t.c. are always center of attraction in any of the garden forms.
Those looking for gardening products in DELHI may reach any of the gardening shops mentioned below
4.Raunak Seeds - 011- 23822356
115,Indra Market, Main Bazar, Old Subzi Mandi, Delhi
5.Janus Agro 011- 23821985
3675,Main Bazar,Old Subzi Mandi, Delhi,opp.KAMLA NEHRU park
Mehrauli Sabzi Mandi
Garden Aids India,011-28754554
1099/13,Hari Singh Nalwa Street,Faiz road,Nr.JHANDEWALAN metro st.KAROL BAGH
Delhi Cantt, GOPINATH BAZAR
garden products shop for those who live near IGI airport
Kathuria and Co. - 011- 64626411
(a specialized shop for BONSAI tools and related products)
Often people put question - How to start a garden ....how to take care of home garden....how to take care of plants......how to take care insects in my garden ?.In answer one may try following steps
STEP-1.Decide type of garden
Nowadays, people like theme based gardening
e.g.HERBAL GARDEN,VERTICAL GARDEN,VEGETABLE GARDEN,SEASONAL FLOWER GARDEN
1.1.ORNAMENTAL BALCONY GARDEN - Beginning with new pots of Ornamental Plants that too with ORGANIC FERTILIZERS and ORGANIC PESTICIDES in Delhi generally costs around Rs.300/- approx.for each 8 inches diameter(22 cm) normal plastic pots.
So, start growing vegetables at your own and enjoy delicious home cooked food from home grown fresh veggies.
Corn, Beans and Squash are planted together in such a way that they aid each others' success.
Beans, through their symbiotic association with a type of root bacteria, fix nitrogen from the air into a form that non-leguminous plants can also use.
Squash - large, ground-hugging, prickly squash leaves shade out weeds.
Summer season food calls for vegetables which are said to act as cool item for our stomach,Bottle Gourd is a good example in this category.
Retail price BHINDI -okra with local SABZI WALA in Delhi @ Rs.40/-kg during last week of May'14.
Many varieties of Okra Bhindi are available.Some examples are Pusa A-4,Parbhani Kranti,Arka Anamika and Hybrid Ganga. Okra Pusa A-4 is a high yielding variety.
1.Routine Maintenance, Levelling of the grass with the help of grass cutting machine. Pruning and watering as required in various climatic conditions.
Some examples of pesticide and agrochemical manufacturing companies active in these kind of innovations are BASF, Bayer,Syngenta, Sumitomo, Du Pont, Chemtura, UPL, Gharda, Dhanuka and PI Industries
How to Grow ROSE in Pots -requires a lot of care
Rose flower do not bring thorns always.The short to medium stature bushes of pink coloured Pusa Komal variety of Rose GULAB are completely thornless. The variety possesses strong stems with multiple flower buds arranged in different heights, which open in a sequential manner. The pink coloured buds are pointed in shape and unfurl in to double flowers. The variety produces very attractive pink coloured flowers. This variety is moderately tolerant to threats like thrips,powdery mildew and black spot diseases.
Rose - Gulab- the flower every house wants to own.It comes in numerous varieties.Pusa Arun produces dark red, large sized, double blooms on strong and long shoots.Pusa Gaurav has large sized flowers of deep pink color,produced on long stems.
Pusa Ajay and Pusa Shatabdi are other variety with pink color flower.ROSE -To have healthy and good sized flowers from roses, their irrigation should be quite timely as with the onset of summer season, they require more frequent watering. Other cultural practices should also be carried out regularly, only then we can prolong the flowering period of roses.
Keep on removing the dried, diseased shoots and root suckers. Water the beds twice a week for proper health of the plants.
Pruning of roses is done during OCT-NOV for removing the diseased/dead and criss- crossing branches. The cut ends should be treated immediately after pruning or spray the plants.Hoeing of rose beds, removal of suckers and application of FYM near base of the plants after exposing roots is done in this month.Check the attack of scale and other soil borne insects. Irrigate the plants after application of FYM.
Gladiolus belong to Iridaceae family. Though it does not have true bulbs but is counted in the category of bulbous plants. Many lily plants have corms, tubers, tuberous roots and rhizomes instead of bulbs.Pusa Manmohak is a mid maturing variety flowering in about 100-105 days
Gladiolus varieties like Pusa Shubham,Pusa Unnati and Pusa Srijana are popular.Gladiolus variety Pusa Shubham produces cream to yellow colored florets (14-16) on long spikes.This is an early variety, flowers in 72 days. Compact spikes with vase life of 10 days
ORCHIDS and their MANAGEMENT
It does not makes any sense to share some of good old days,when i used to live in Arunachal Pradesh,but i do remember............whenever i see an Orchid plant
I was successful to touch an Epiphytetic orchid plant, growing naturally in it's God..made ecosystem,only after getting bitten by several Leeches and Ants.Leech live in natural river streams,cross-able...on foot while ant nests were found on base of host tree.Nowadays even in Home Gardening people r growing orchids in pots..with lot of attention and care.Terrestrial orchids like Arachnis and Mokara can be grown normally in pots with soil,farmyard manure,dried leaves and charcoal as pot mixture.
Epiphytetic Orchids like Dendrobium and Vanda may be directly..tied to a thick stem piece of tree like Mango,Bauhinia or Gulmohur.Tree bark,dried fern,brick pieces and leaf mould can..be..used as potting mixture.Orchid pots can be placed in area where sunlight is available during morning or evening.
Add a new dimension to landless Gardening
White Anthuriums,Pink Rose Flower and White Carnation Flower Basket look wonderful
Commercial method to increase productivity of flowers and vegetables is through adoption of protected growing methods.
POLYHOUSE of 200 micron thickness UV Stabilized and SHADE NET- GREEN - 50 % UV Stabilized are popular especially in such crops that are responsive the photoperiods and light acclimation (physiological adjustment) to produce more number of stems and flowers per unit area.
Production technologies for tomato and cucumber are now available with farmers,which are developed by keeping in view the biotic and abiotic stresses.
Plastic protrays are used for growing seedlings in Plug Tray nursery raising technology
In certain off-season vegetables like cucurbits,after transplanting seedlings,individual rows are covered by making plastic low tunnels with 1-1.5 ft dimensions.Transparent plastic of 20-30 micron thickness is used in this kind of plastic low tunnel cultivation technology.
Thin transparent film for soil solarization,black film for weed control and perforated mulch for rainy season are used.Plastic film (25 micron) may be seen in vegetable cultivation.
NPK i.e.Nitrogen,Phosphorus and Potassium are three major nutrients which a plant seeks from soil.Many brands of readymix formulations of NPK fertilizers are available available in markets
NPK 12 32 16(e.g.complex fertilizer,IFFCO.50 kg MRP Rs.1060/- ) granular form for soil application may be applied before sowing @ 250 per 10 GAZ or approx.10 sq.m or approx 100 sq.ft garden bed area at the depth of 5 cm below seed
NPK 19 19 19(e.g.Sujala,RCF);NPK 20 20 20(e.g.Shriram SHAKTI) and NPK 0 52 34(e.g.Shriram SAATHI) are Water Soluble Foliar Fertilizers and are readily taken up by plants Water Soluble Foliar Fertilizer or other CHEMICAL fertilizer (e.g.Urea,DAP,potash etc.) or ORGANIC (e.g. Azotobacter,Phosphorus Solubilizing bacteria or Potassium PSB) is a matter of availability and choice
NPK- Nitrogen from UREA,Phosphorus from DAP and KCL(Potassium) from Muriate of Potash MOP are commonly used for fields.
Azolla,a free floating water fern,is another biofertilizer which contributes nitrogen to the crop.It's application not only improves soil physico-chemical properties but also fertilizer use efficiency.
ORGANIC (e.g.Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria) or CHEMICAL(e.g.SSP,DAP) source is a matter of choice
Whole grains carry a lot of antioxidants. It also stabilizes blood sugar and prevent insulin spikes.Nowadays,multigrain flour ATTAs are also becoming popular among people and one may have to pay a price of Rs.500/- for 10 kg of Multigrain Atta consisting of barley JAU,amaranthus CHOLAI,maize MAKKA,sorghum JOWAR,chickpea CHANA,water chestnut SINGHARA,soybean and bajra.
Wheat is a good food for acne prevention. It’s an excellent source of B vitamins, which act as stress busters, as stress triggers acne for some people.ORGANIC FOOD including ORGANIC RICE and ORGANIC ATTA are gaining market share.
CHILLI - Mirch
Pusa Jwala,Pusa Sadabahar and Arka Megahana are
good varieties of normal hot chilly.
Assam's Bhut Jolokia(KING chilly/Naga Bhut/GHOST CHILLI)-World's HOTTTEST Chiili -the pride of the North East.
Duniya kee sabse teekhi Mirch -ties with Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chilli.
The measurement of spicy heat of Bhut Jolokia(KING chilly/Naga Bhut/GHOST CHILLI) goes a level beyond imagination, 14,63,700 SHU on the chilli-heat meter.A chilli even when it is 2,50,000 SHU is known as hot by most Indian standards.Kashmiri Degi mirch measures only upto 2000 SHU.
Chilly ka SHU suna hai na !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Scoville Heat Units(SHU) to measure SPICY HEAT of Chilli and it denotes the amount of capsicin present.Wilber Lincoln Scoville, an American pharmacist created Scoville Organoleptic Test that measured how many drops of sugar water were required to meet the heat of a Chilli. Nowadays,liquid Chromatography is used to conduct Scoville scale test
ONION- piyaz -KANDA - dungri red, yellow and white which one do u like more.NHRDF Red(left pic) for Rabi-winter sowing and AGRIFOUND red(right pic) for Kharif-summer sowing.
Diseases like purple blotch and insects like thrips should be taken care of.
Spray the crop with fungicide(organic or chemical) as soon as first symptom of purple blotch appears in the crop.Bunching onions or green onions, produce long, edible leaf stalks instead of bulbs.Pusa Soumya is a multicut variety.
Onion and garlic are two important ingredient in gravy-curry of majority of Indian dishes cooked.Garlic may prove useful to those suffering from high blood pressure as it dilates our blood vessels,as a result blood pressure will be reduced.Garlic is one of the richest sources of antioxidants that help prevent and cure acne problems. It may show good effect when eaten raw or added to salad.Retail price of Garlic Lahsun -Lassan in Delhi markets during mid May'14 reach upto Rs.150/-kg
Adrakh-GINGER-fresh normal green rhizome Retail price of ADRAKH with local SABZI WALA in Delhi @ Rs.200/
How about consuming your own home grown organic ginger with a spoon of honey for prevention of common cold n cough !!!!!!!! Ginger also helps the liver cleanse itself.
How often do you eat sweets and enjoy soft cold drinks
Coconut water, fresh fruit juice and fresh lime water are good for our skin.Coconut water is good for those with "PITT dosh" related problems.According to Ayurveda,ether(space in our body or body organ where everything is believed to happen),air,fire,water and earth are five elements in our body.Sometimes these elements create ailmentswhich are known as "dosh".Coconut water balances excess pitta in the lever.
IMAGINE how many days in a year we DO NOT USE COCONUT...............
COCONUT nariyal Plant grown in POT in Balcony Gardening in DELHI for ORNAMENTAL purpose
POTATO - Kufri Chipsona,Kufri Bahar,Kufri Pukhraj etc are popular.TAKE care in DISEASE management.Mancozeb 75 % WP-which brand r u using this year -Dithane M-45(Dow Agro);Indofil M-45; Crystal M-45; Sparsh(Biostadt); Macoban(MAgan); Hindustan M 45(HPM); Sinozeb(Sinochem).Mancozeb Flowable 35% SC (Liquid) - Flowin- HT(Indofil) ya HYDROMAN(Sulphur Mills) kaun sa use karne ka plan hai for preventive spray.
Carbendazim 12 % + Mancozeb 63 % WP – which brand r u using this year to have healthy potatoes-Companion(Indofil
Fruits and Vegetables prices shows great variations during various seasons of a year.
There is a significant decrease in prices of vegetables during it's peak production season.Otherwise,retail prices of vegetable like bottle gourd(lauki ghia) cost double during off sesaon.
We can normally observe beginning of decrease in vegetable prices in retail markets of delhi after September month.
Whenever we think of Indian food,one thing which appears in our minds is Haldi -Turmeric.
Haldi- turmeric powder,Chilli powder and masalas make our food complete in taste and easily digestible too.
Turmeric helps detoxify and heal the liver and intestine.Fresh turmeric rhizomes are also eaten along with salads.This chewing brings relief to sore throat too.
Haldi enjoys the priviledge of being on top in the list of dadi ma ke gharelu health tips.
It is not always necessary that we purchase fresh green turmeric from market.It can be grown in pots too.
NUTRITION based Plants
Besides, sweet potato which is a dicot plant from the Convolvulaceae family,yams are cultivated for the consumption of their starchytubers.True yams are starchier and drier and are monocots from the Dioscoreaceae family
Tapioca is a starch extracted from the () root and is used in culinary applications as a thickener and binding agent..It's...an..tuberous edible plant of the spurge family
Protein and Carbohydrates are seen first to compare the nutritional value of any food product.Carbohydrates build our body mass and protein are required for making dole -shole and other muscles.Besides this regular or intensive routine exercise is required for building our body and maintain the right shape.
|Oats - JAIEE||-----------||Source of Fibre|
|Ragi -MADDUA -Nachnis||Eleusine coracana||Rich in Calcium|
|Barley-JAO||Horleum vulgare||Helps in tackling Diabetes- Low Glycemic Index|
|Buckwheat - KUTTU Aata||Fagopyrum esculentum||Protein rich -Contains 8 Amino Acids|
|Quinoa - Keenwah BATHU||Chenopodium quinoa||Protein rich -Contains all kinds of Amino Acids|
|Rajgira/Chulai/Ramdana||Amaranthus cruentus||Contains EAA Lysine and also Reduces Cholesterol|
|Bajra-Pearl Millet||-----------||Rich in Vitamins|
|Jowar-Sorghum||-----------||Rich in Vitamin B Complex|
|SWANK/Bhagar/SAMAK rice||Echinochloa colonum||Rich in Vitamins|
|Singhara Aata - Water Chestnut||Trapa natans var bispinosa||Rich in Cabohydrate|
BARLEY and GRAPES contribute most as raw material for production of alcoholic drinks.
BARLEY known as JAU is used as nutritive plant and has spiritual significance too.
TEQUILA drink pasand karte hain aap !!!!!!!!
Mediterranean cuisine and some Middle eastern cuisine(from Iraq and Kuwait) includes hummus,baba ganoush,falafel and many other dishes consisting of grilled fish, steak, lamb, chicken and vegetables are rich in delightful robust flavors.
BIODIESEL plant with MEDICINAL properties
Jatropha biodiesel plant leaves are also used for dressing wounds,oil may be used as an organic insecticide.
Karanj (Pongamia pinnata) a bio-diesel plant,it's oil may also be used as medicine in skin disea
ses even like Psoriasis
The oil from Jatropha curcas is mainly converted into biodiesel.
Kullu - Manali in HIMACHAL ghoom aaye aap.MUMMY- a preserved dead body.The only MUMMY in India
The mummy in the village is placed in a room constructed on a hilltop. It is believed that this mummy is of a Lama-Buddhist monk, who died at the age of around 45 years and was found in a sitting posture in the mudra of Samadhi.
MEDICINAL PLANTS OF the HIMALAYAS
|S.No||local name||genus||part used||treats|
|4||phunkar burtse||artimesia||dried fruits||deworming|
|5||kala jeera||carum||seed powder||digestion|
|8||jangli datura||hyoscyamus||seed powder||toothache|
|9||manu||inula||dried roots||body pain|
MY TRIPS OF EXPLORATION of HIMALAYAS and Medicinal Plants
Meetha/Banwa (Aconitum balfourri); Ratanjot (Arnebia euchroma); Fankamal (Saussurea gossypiphora ); Atis (Aconitum heterophyllum) on left
Atis (Aconitum heterophyllum);Dolu (Rheum australe) and Salam Panja (Dactylorhiza hatagirea) on right.
Dhoop (Juniperus indica); Lhook-rhoo Karpoh (Pedicularis bicornuta); Shoma (Verbascum thapsus) n Somlata (Ephedra gerardiana)
Shoh-rhoo Karpoh (Pedicularis verticillata);Dolu (Rheum australe); Choru(Angelica glauca);Lhook-rhoo Karpoh (Pedicularis bicornuta)
Gentiana, Potentilla, Fragaria sp. above in pic;Artemesia silver leaves) and Hyssopus sp. are common Medicinal Plants found in the Himalayas.
|SPITI (Himachal )|
|Delhi ( 239 m)|
|Manali (2050 m)|
|Kunzum la (14,800 ft/4,500 m).|
Tapovan.Bhagirath,Split Gomukh,Gomukh and Tapovan make a magnificient view.
UNIVERSALLY the name Ephedra is well known among WWE fans as a good FAT BURNER.
Same Nursery IN 2003 next day after fencing and sowing.Same Nursery IN 2004 soon after melting of snow.Same plants sown by us of Medicinal Value were seen till 2010.
One thing which attracted me most in Spiti is the only MUMMY in India.A place of worship for local people and tourists.This body is assumed to be more than 200 years old of an Lama- a Buddhist monk who was found in the mudra of Samadhi.
Somesh Jha also offers Consultancy to Farmers
HEALTH benefits not INSURANCE in this form offered by many shops @ Rs.30/Day in Delhi
2. COTTON/Kapas/NARMA kee beemarion par bhee dhyan dein........diseases may reduce yield drastically
3. Jouna - DHAAN- Rice - PADDY ke khet KADDU - Puddling karne ke liya PANI to hai na
4.Mango-AAM- Kairy-CHAUSA,ALPHONSO(haafus),RITOL,ZARDALU,FAZRI,SAFEDA(banganapalli)............kuch bhee khaa legne aap par KEASR ka to apna maza hai
आम खाने से सेहत ठीक रहती है,शास्त्रों में आम और उसके पौधे को शुभ माना गया है...aam hee aam...mangoes....and......mangoes..alphanso, kesar, dashehri दशहरी आम,नीलम आम, फ़ाज़ली आम, रटौल आम, हुस्न आरा आम langra, chusa, husan ara amrapali, mallika, ramkela are some examples of popular mango varieties. Examples of देसी आम local mango varieties desi mango varieties are baingani, furfur,raja, vrindavani, nayab, makkhan, tumki, tapka, sundari, khali-bali mango, krishan bhog aam, surkha, chand gola, tuhru, bambaiya, zardalu, bhangla, shimla mirch aam, surajmukhi aam, vrindavani, gaurav, arun, makkan, desi bahar, sundari, katreena, sukul, desi gola achar aam, tukmi,dinga aam दींगा आम Lucknow Dinga mango......... tukami heera, desi mitthu, sharifa, haathijhul, kishen bhog, baramasi, shimla mirch, chitla, anjbeen, aamil lamba, tapka, surkha, chand gola, tuhru, bambaiya, zardalu, tukami heera, deshi mitthu, sharifa, haathijhul,nargis aam, saheboo aam, surkh aam and kashi aam, kishen bhog ajayab, yakuti, rasgulla, desi bahar, bheem-gola, gulab-jamun, angoordana, amrood, ber, sitaphal and zard ameen tapka, toffee aam, vishwanath chaterjee, elaichi dinga, dadelio, barasmasi creeper, kesar, peela jarda, maliaha, malviya bhog, kishan bhog, surkh, vedik aam, badshah pasand, begum pasand and nawab pasand aam. Large sized mangoes in varieties such as khali-bali, raja, sehri, maliaha, gulam and aflatoon leave you amazed. Red colored varieties of mango such as Sensation mango सेन्सेशन आम, Tommy Atkins tommy atkins mango टॉमी एटकिंस आम, Eldon, Ziulete, Haden and Julie पूसा अरुणिमा, पूसा श्रेष्ठ, पूसा सूर्या और पूसा लालिमा आम ............... purple color local mango cultivars. लाल आम की किस्म ............. पीले आम की किस्म और हरे आम की किस्म.......mangoes are not always yellow........they are many color of mango fruits. Lal Sundari Suvarna rekha has maroon blush on skin while Vanraj fruits have a red blush
Alphonso Hapus Ratnagiri Konkan hapoos, Arka Aruna, Safeda सफ़ेदा आम Banganpalli, Baneshan, Chappattai, Lucknow Safeda, Malihabadi Safeda, Banglora or totapuri, kesar, Dusehri mango दशहरी आम DASHEHRI dushehri, Neelum mango नीलम आम Neelam aam, mallika mango, amrapali mango,सेन्सेशन आम Sensation mango, chausa, langra malda bombay aam, gulab khas, sinduri, husnara, jardalu mango ज़रदालू aam, Pusa Arunima पूसा अरुणिमा आम , Pusa Pratibha mango पूसा प्रतिभा आम, Pusa Shreshtha पूसा श्रेष्ठ आम, Pusa Surya पूसा सूर्या आम , Pusa Peetamber and Pusa Lalima पूसा लालिमा आम, Arunika .......so many mango varieties to name
MANGO hopper,Mealy bug,Powdery mildew n Anthracnose...........DO THEY frighten u !!!!!!!!!!
MANGO Inflorescence - It's time for bloom to be at peak stage.AAM ke BOUR/Manjar ka khayal rakh rahe na !!!!!!!!!!
PHOOL aur PHAL kee sankhya mein bahut JYADA ANTAR naa aane paye.MANGO management is on na !!!! MANGO MALFORMATION - Jhumka/Banjha ROG se bachane ke liye ANA,Propargite ya Crbenadazim+Mancozeb Combo !!!!!!!! KYA spray kiya aapne.
KESAR MANGO are highly priced during MANGO FESTIVALS in markets like DILLI HAAT
Langra(Banarasi) has a strong sweet flavor,while Gulab Khaas from Saharanpur has a scented smell.Chitla from Muzaffarnagar and Tukmi from Unnao are known for their ornamental appearance.
Amrapali,Anjbeen,Dushehri,Husn Ara and Angoor Dana are some popular mango varieties from Lucknow.
Out of more than 1000 varieties of mangoes grown in India,varieties namely Banganpalli(other names like Baneshan, Chappattai , Safeda),Dussheri,Chausa,Totapuri and Kesar mangoes can be easily found in local markets in Delhi.
हापूस आम one of the most expensive kinds of mango is Alphonso.Small and Large pieces of are packed in different kinds of mangoes boxes containing 6,12 or 24 pieces pack.Ratnagiri (or Konkan) hapoos are Alphonso mangoes from Devgadh, Vengurla, Vijaydurg, Rajapur, Purnagadh, Jaygadh, Anjanvel, Mandangadh, and Dabhol i.e. the coastal belt of Maharashtra
Other varieties like Alphonso,Kishen bhog,Gulab Khas,Husnara,Himasagar,Kensington and Amrapali may require some exercise in search.
kela Banana केला varieties Grand Naine G-9, Cavendish, Jamaican banana Bodles Altafort, Kaveri Banana, Nendran, Robusta, Monthan, Poovan or Mysore banana, Ney Poovan, Karpuravalli banana or Kanthali kela, Pacha Nadan, Dwarf Cavendish, Robusta, Nendran, Rastali or Rasthali, Safed Velchi, Virupakashi Monthan and Red Banana are promising varieties. Jungle Kela, Kanai Bansi, Pagalapahad, Acuminata, Lairawak, Borkal Baista, Manohar, Pagalapahad, Valiya Kunnan, Narmine, Nattupoovan, Padalimoongil, Sasra Bale, Bacharia malbhog, Khungsang wild, Beeji Kela, Phirima wild, Myndoli, Chengalikodan, Neokhom, Dwarf Cavendish, Gandevi, Manoranjitham, Pachakappa, Bangladesh, Honda, Malbhog, Thozhuvan, Krishnavazhai, Pachaladan, Ladan, Ennabenian, Mannan, Cherapadathi, Cheni Champa, Palayankodan, Pisang Seribu, Chinali, Agnimalbhog, Battisapiro, Nepalivannan, Vananthpurani, Sambrani Monthan, Ladisan, Bankela, Enikomban, Kachkel, Chirapunji, Singalaji, Bersain, Kullarkanai, Monthan, Mathok grang...........so many names of Banana केला Kela varieties
Red Apple varieties namely Scarlet Gala, Red Delicious, Royal Delicious,Vance Delicious, Red Chief, Shimla apple, Kinnaur Apple,Chamura, Red June, Gala, Honey Crisp, Crips pink, Cameo, apple Fuji, Ambri Kashmiri, Red Maharaji and American Trel are popular. Apple varieties such as ANNA and DORSET Golden, Jeromine, Red Velox are examples of exotic apples
An apple a day keeps the doctor away!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, these are the ones which keep us healthy.What makes them good and healthy apples let's find out
Cherry APPLE Malus baccata or Indian crab tree or JANGLI SEB or palo is commonly used as a rootstock and pollintor for apple plants.Other pollinizer varieties are Summer Queen, Tydeman’s Early Worcester, Lord Lambourne,Spartan, Glauster and Red McIntosh GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLE, Granny Smith and other green apples.Fruits on pollinator varieties of apple matures much earlier and is picked separatelyKinnaur Apple variety for Rs.100-140/kg were sold in retail markets of Delhi during Nov'14,Apple Red Delicious between Rs.170-190/kg and apple fuji between Rs.200-220/kg, while Shimla variety for Rs.80-100/kg.