Plant care
plant care
Quenching their thirst

Q)When’s the best time to add water?

A) When the soil feels dry an inch below the surface!

A few watering tips to keep in mind:

• Use a spouted can or a hose (for big pots), and add enough so that the water starts to drain through the holes.

• Remember that container plants are thirstier than plants in the ground, and those in porous pots, such as terracotta or wood, are even more so.

• Strangely enough, the smaller the pot, the more watering it will require.

• Keep the soil moist but not damp.

• Always water in the morning or the early part of the day, never at night.

Stay on the sunny side

Most herbs love the sun, so all you need to get started is a nice, sunny place in your house for them to call home. Herbs will need at least 5-6 hours of good, hot sun each day.

Trimming the plants

Trimming the plants is favorable. Frequent cutting will also encourage new leaf growth. Don't forget that herbs flourish super quickly, so you’re going to want to make sure to snip them early before they start to flower.

Need of fertilizer

Apply fertilizers sparingly to herbs. Heavy applications will produce large plants. For herbs, usually, all that is needed is a good all-natural organic fertilizer.

Wet waste from your kitchen (like tea leaves, egg shells, vegetable peels, stalks), when composted, makes great mulch for your plants.

Providing additional nutrients which contains Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium as prescribed by manufactures of the nutrients is advised once in a month. These nutrients are widely available in liquid or solid form. Avoid overdose of such nutrients.For more detials view use of fertilizers.

Homemade organic pesticides

Organic pesticides for plants are considered to be those made from natural ingredients. Organic pesticides are a safer alternative to chemical formulas considering keeping ourselves and children safe from toxic chemicals.

Organic pesticides, unlike others may not provide immediate benefits. Repeated use of it, regularly over a period of time is required to yield the results. Some insects (for example the small white flying bugs) are often found in clusters on the undersides of leaves. Hence should cover such parts while applying the pesticides.

Tobacco Spray

Mix one tobacco into water. Allow the mixture to set overnight. After 24-hours, the mix should have a light brown colour. If it is very dark, add more water. This mix can be used on most plants.

Garlic

Garlic can deter beetles and some larvae. Smash garlic into water, mix it and allow it to settle for one hour. Add small quantity of liquid soap to the mix and spray on plant leaves.

Neem

Neem is a powerful natural pesticide. To make your neem oil spray; add high-quality organic neem oil and mild organic liquid soap to warm water. Stir slowly. Spray it on the plant immediately.

Beneficial insects

Encouraging beneficial insects, such as ladybugs and wasps, are a natural way to reduce the populations of unwanted pests.

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