Sunday, August 25, 2013



These are the solutions

Soil pH, Soil Temperature, Moisture %
Soil Temperature required is 74F to 80F
Moisture 30%
Normally fertile soil pH 5.5 to 6.5
You will need a ph meter which also shows moisture %

This will be the guide for a start

Now which flowers/ vegetables you want to plant
You should know the ph of particular flower, vegetable
The details are available on call

Next The roots, are the main point for a plant, if the root is dieased it swollen joints, or the laces are getting black this will indicate that the plant is sick, stun growth, small flowers. You do not have to dig out the plant, just dig few inches around the roots and you will be able diagonise it.
Cure I have tried garlic small pices mixed in the soil was not fully successful, yet it survived Actually lack of phosphourus in the soil, a small percentage could be help full

Pests a long list I will be brief, generally I use Oinion/Garlic Spray it works for almost all pests. Spray under the leaves as well.

Soil is generally infected, heat, moisture assist in its promotion
So before planting,  I place small pieces of Oinoin/ginger 3 inch deep in the soil, and keep the moist for 3 /4 days. This nearly destroys all posibility of  pests in the soil.

Seeds I do not sow seeds in pots, or beds. I fear it will be prone to infection.
It is like a child born under unhygenic condtion will be easily prone to dieases

So I plant seeds on Foam, take dish fill 1/4th water, place foam in it, the sprinkle a few seeds, cover moist mul mul cloth, caperlilary action will place and water will keep the moist. In a few days you will see the sprouts, do not remove it until it has grown has 4 inches. Here is a healthy birth under hygenic condition. In the process it will emit obnoxious smell so keep the under a shade far away
Now place in the soil you have prepared as mentioned above.

Now a word on Garden Hygiene

I wonder if you ever thought of Garden Hygiene.
You must have notice that the Mali brings his own tools to attend to your garden, Note he used the same tools in other gardens, cleaning, pruning , Cutting. The same tools  are now used in your garden, which carries infection. As he has been cutting, pruning irrespective of the plant is infected or not.
In order to safe guard your garden, it is suggested that the Mali uses your      instruments, keeping his out of the Garden.
As regards your tools, always place them in a solution of Potassium permanganate to ensure it is clean.
Please do not keep any garbage in the garden.
When you up root an infected plant, after doing so also dig 6-8 inches in a circle as wide and also throw away the soil as it also contains infection of the up rooted plant
This small note will keep your garden blooming

Happy Gardening



In Olden days how did they find water and find a well to serve the

village needs. There at that time NO soil Engineer existed

In 1930s as a boy I saw how they do it

1. They surveyed if any plant shurbs grass and the like growth

2 Picked a green stem about 6 inches, tied a treadh in centre
thread length about 2 feet.

3. Moved it above the soil 2 feet above the soil very slowly. There

should be no gush of wind IMPORTANT

4. Now the hanging stem will revolve like a fan, if water exits
one end tip to ground. The angle of depth below the horizontal
will predict the depth in feet water exists

5. This was done an elder 80 years + 84 my age = 164 yrs ago

The boring at my residence in the above manner,
we have water 24 hrs

READERS are advised to experiment it

Attracting Birds to your Garden

Attracting Birds to your Garden

Among the fondest and most memorable moments of my childhood are the discoveries of birds nesting in the garden.
As people learn to enjoy the beauty of birdlife around their home, they may wish to improve the "habitat" so that more birds will visit their property. You can attract birds by placing bird feeders, nest boxes, and bird baths in your yard, and by planting a variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers. These can provide good nesting sites, winter shelter, places to hide from predators, and natural food supplies that are available year-round.

Another attraction of Birds in your garden is to take a 12 feet pole, tie Yellow and Orange Ribbon dia 1.5 inches 18 inches length, keeping it 12 inches apart
Place the in an open space so that it is easily available to be in view of birds
Keep it in a place where it is Windy

Bird Seeds for a start, place a bird seed mixture available in the market

A good landscaping plan will contribute to a beautiful, natural setting around your home that is pleasing to people as well as birds.

Natural Insect Control
Birds eat a variety of insects.

Happy Birding


How to Save Water in Gardening

Plants use 10-15 % of water, the rest goes as seepage. Keeping in view of shortage of Water.

Here is what I do.

Take a pet Bottle, make a small hole in the Cap, and a larger hole in the Bottom, fill with Water,
and press the Head in soil at 45 degree angle, it will start drip action, keeping the soil moist round the clock. It will take a week or more to consume.  This can be done in Flower Pots ad in Flower Beds. In flower beds keep a distance of a yard apart.

I had done this when I left for a week for upcountry. My plants were all fresh on my return

Common name: Red Cassia, Ceylon Senna, 
Botanical name: Cassia roxburghii      Family: Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar family)
Red cassia is a graceful tree with spreading, drooping branches appearing to be overweighted by its wealth of clustering orange-red blossoms. The tree has alternate pinnate leaves in pairs with colored margins which further enhance the appearance. The leaves are about 1 ft long and each has 15-20 pairs of oblong 2 in leaflets. Red cassia produces clusters of pink, rose or orange flowers in axillary and terminal, often branched, racemes. Sepal cup is hairy, with sepals ovate, 4-7 mm long. Petals are 1-1.5 cm long, oblong-obovate, hairy externally. Stamens are 10, 4 long, 3 medium sized and 3 small, not swollen in the middle. The fruit is a typical legume: it is cylindrical and indehiscent (does not split open by itself), 8-12 in long, less than 1 in in diameter, and bears many seeds separated by papery partitions.

Scientific name: Trichosanthes dioica   Urdu Parval
Trichosanthes dioica is also known as the pointed gourd, parwal/parval, or potol "Paror" in Maithili and "Parol" in Magahi. Colloquially, in India, it is often called green potato.