"Are u JOKING !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why should i learn GARDENING !!!!! gardening classes is no way of any use to me....Even a child knows about digging a pit and plant a sapling.........there is no point in LEARNING." You may hear these words often in your friend circle or work place.
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.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."
When you have understanding of some basic aspects of gardening,u need not to buy a new plant everytime,u may not require to spend a good amount of your hard earned money on gardening very frequently and that too when some times that spending is not required.
Plant Enzymes,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.May be possible that u could have saved that plant of yours and u cannot just imagine the happiness in doing so.
Offer-1- GARDENING CLASSES in DELHI
Fees Rs./-hour in DELHI for each VISIT
GARDENING is a kind of STRESS relieving exercise which makes you Relax and being a light exercise it may help u in shedding those extra kilos.Relaxation and optimum body weight helps keep our blood pressure at normal level............
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
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.
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
Those who like non-vegetarian food can easily pick meat,chicken and Tuna fish to meet their nutritional requirements of zinc and selenium to optimize antioxidant levels in their body.
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.
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.
Just let kids play around pots in your balcony,kitchen garden,home garden or terrace garden.
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.
Life cycle of Monark butterfly (Danaus plexippus) on Aak (Calotropis procera) - A weed with medicinal value
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.
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 !!!!!!!
3.Scindapsus sp like monstera,pothos and money plant vine. It is sometimes mistakenly labeled as a Philodendron. 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.
5.Dracaena - The plant has a fountain of very broad leaves which curve slightly at the tips.
6.Cordyline terminalis -These are low growing shrubs with oblong oval leaves.
7.Ficus sp.-The plant will survive in shady conditions,but has no no objection to light.
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.
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
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|
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.
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
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Kathuria and Co. - 011- 64626411
(a specialized shop for BONSAI tools and related products)
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.
Sponge Gourd .i.e.Plain Normal Tori variety Pusa Sneha and Ridge Gourd Jhingli variety Pusa Nutan are popular,similarly Harika-51TORI from Mayur Seeds and Jaipuri Long JHINGLI (Krishna seeds) share space in seed markets of Delhi NCR.
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
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.
Squash - large, ground-hugging, prickly squash leaves shade out weeds.
Pusa Purple Long(PPL) and Pusa Hybrid 9 variety of brinjal r commonly seen in local vegetable markets in Delhi
Brinjal- baingan- बैंगन -eggplant- aubergine- garden egg
Pusa Purple Long..... a trusted variety
Always use good quality certified seed for any crop
During first week of October 2013 brinjal's retail price in delhi markets ranged between Rs.40-50/kg..........why don't try growing brinjal at your own home and taste vegetable which is truly fresh.
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.
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
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
ALOEVERA- GWAR PATHA or DHRUT KUMARI or GHEE KWAR- aloe is effective for skin toning and slows anti-ageing proces.
Aloe barbadensis is one of the simpler house plants to grow.It's also versatile in that you can grow the plant indoors situated on a kitchen windowsill or in the garden if you live in a very warm and dry climate.The plant can be used to heal scrapes, burns and other skin irritations. Use a knife to cut a leaf of the plant off at its thick base. Then use a spoon to scoop out the gel-like sap and apply it to the skin.Aloe vera is known for its healing properties and is the best antioxidant available. One can drink aloe vera juice every morning to have acne-free and clear skin. Aloe vera can also be applied as a face mask.
ISABGOL - Sabke pet ka sachcha saathi.........Doodh - Dahi ......... dono ke saath desi ilaaz
HADJOD - Cissus quadrangularis contains healthy amounts of calcium and other constituents which influence quick regeneration of connective tissues around the broken bones
KALP VRIKSH - A miracle ..........Baobab Tree- Adansonia digitalis grows into a big tree over a period of time but can be maintained outdoors in big pots for years with proper training. METHOD OF USE: Can be consumed as cuisine dressing as we do with coriander and other herbs.Added to dals and soups too.The leaves can be stuffed in parathas.
Arusa/ Vasala/Basak-Justicia adhatoda is useful for curing coughs, colds and asthma
Artemisia absinthium (Common Wormwood/Madderwort ) is believed to be a stomachic tonic, and anthelmintic
GILOY,Aloevera along with MORNING GLORY in a garden pot(above).Giloy(Tinosporia cordifolia) rejuvenates the nervous system by repairing damaged brain cells.
Wheat grass juice ready to grind packs are also available in market.Aloevera cleans the liver and intestine.Wheat grass cleans the blood.Therefore,these ready to grind packs also contain aloevera pieces.
SATAVAR- Asparagus medicinal roots are good in back pain and in case of acidity problems
Arjun,Harad,Baheda together are popular as TRIPHALA churan powder.Triphala makes our intestine alkaline and also flushes toxins out of the body.
TRIPHALA ----the three myrobalans are known to everyone
When consumed regularly during bedtime with water,it is believed to be a boon for our digestive system
Safed Musli(Chlorphytum borivilliannum) and Kali Musli (Curculigo orchioides) for weakness in Diabetes and cough, respectively
PLANT....DOCTORING........IS....NOT.....ALWAYS...fun and Doctoring through plants is never FUN.Expert supervision is always required.
ASHWAGANDHA increases our body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress.The berries and leaves of ashwagandh are locally applied to tumors, tubercular glands, carbuncles, and ulcers.The roots are used to prepare a herbal remedy which reduces nervous tension.Dried ashwagandha root is boiled for up to 15 minutes and the resulting tea is consumed several times a day.Withania somnifera, also known as Indian ginseng,poison gooseberry or winter cherry.
Hypericum perforatum also know as St. John's Wort counteracts anxiety disorders....
CALENDULA - A flower good for ground as well as pots.
BRAHMI - Half table spoon of dried brahmi plant mixed in 250 ml of milk,when consumed before going to bed, has been found to increase memory power.It has anti-depressant properties and it also has beneficial effects on cerebral system.Brahmi plant is a perennial plant widely used in herbal medicines and is often used as a tea in India. Brahmi may also be used as a green salad type vegetable, although it does have a bitter taste.
The oil of calamus can also be used as an insecticide. It is a very hardy plant and grows in wet, marshy lands
Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus Pluricaulis) is also used as memory tonic and mental stress reliever.
Mulethi/Yashtimadhu/Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a herb known for it's stress relieving properties and it also pacifies anger.
Do u like RICE pulao or u like the whole spices used in making Pulao or Khichdi.Does the stock of your rice grains contain sword shaped grains.Do they elongate twice of of their original size on cooking.Are thse grains rich in aroma !!!!!!! If yes, then u r going to enjoy Basmati Chawal grown primarily in the regions of UP,Haryana,Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.
Basmati rice brands like Daawat Basmati,Lal Quila Basmati,Kohinoor Basmati,Jagat Basmati,Shakti Bhog Basmati,Neesa and Best Basmati have high market share.Cost of buying Jagat Basmati Sadabahar from retail markets during Sep'14 was Rs.64/kg.Best Basmati Rice cost Rs.75/kg during Sep'14. Kohinoor Dubar Rice,Hello Dubar Rice,India Gate Dubar are generally available at a price range of Rs.100-110/kg.
India Gate Basmati Rice - Mogra 10 Kg was available for Rs.600/- in retail markets of Delhi, during July’14.Mini Mogra for Rs.515/-.
The price of 5 kg packing were Mogra 5 kg for Rs.305/-, India Gate Basmati Rice Feast Rozzana 5 Kg for Rs.365/- and Dubar 5 kg for Rs.470/- during Oct'14 offer days.
India Gate Basmati Rice Dubar 1 Kg could be bought at Rs.100/-.Tibar 1 kg for Rs.115/- and India Gate Basmati Rice Classic 1Kg was available for Rs.160/- in retail markets of Delhi during July’14.
Various names in the category of rice like varieties from South India such as Parboiled Rice, Ponni Rice,Idli and Sona Masuri Rice and varieties from North India like long grains of double polished Parmal.An example of Sona Masuri is brand Purani Dilli Sona Masuri Rice 10 kg pack with MRP Rs.649/- was normally available in retail markets in Delhi for Rs. 405/- during the month of June'14.Dubar 10 kg pack was available during 2nd wk of Oct for Rs.599/.
RICE paddy Local varieties r also popular.The season for growing these is on peak during the month of June-July.For example,Govind Bhog from West Bengal and Kala Joya from Nagaland are examples of Non-basmati rice varieties.
Non-Aromatic(parmal/non-basmati) Hybrid rice seeds varieties like Bayer Arize 6444 Gold,Pioneer 27P72 and Tata Rallis RPH2 and Hybrid Aromatic(hybrid basmati) PusaRH10 are popular.Seeds of Pusa RH-10 are often available in 2 kg packing for Rs.400/- at several govt.institutions
Seeds of Fine Gain Aromatic rice,Pusa- Basmati 1121 - approx. yield 16 Qtl/Acre (3.5 Qtl/BIGHA) may be available in 5 kg packing for Rs.300/- and 20 kg bag for Rs.1200/-.Pusa Punjab Basmati 1509 variety may yield avg. 18 Qtl/Acre (3.5 Qtl/BIGHA),the seeds of this variety are often available in 5 kg packing for Rs.325/- at govt.institutions while the same variety in 8 kg packing of a private company Super Gold Karnal Seeds Farm,Karnal,Haryana were available at Rs.800/- per bag in Delhi on Feb.26, 2014
Pusa-1509 takes around 115-120 days to mature compared to 140-145 days by Pusa-1121. This allows farmers to sow the seeds in mid-July instead of mid-June thereby saving 5 - 6 irrigations, or to grow another short duration crop.
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.
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.
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.
Let me share an example of Kanak-gehun-wheat.It is observed that the production COST of 1kg of Wheat produced by farmers is approximately between Rs.15-16/kg.When people go to purchase Wheat,they may have to spend between Rs.25-28/kg.
Moving one step ahead,wheat FLOUR i.e.ATTA aata is available in retail markets at a price of Rs.35-38/kg and that too of reputed brands like Aashirwad,Shaktibhog,Annapurna and Pillsbury.
For.ex.Nature fresh Sampoorna Chakki Aata 10 kg Pack of MRP.Rs.340/- was available during April 2014 in local retail markets at selling price of Rs.275/-. and Aashirwad Shudh Chakki Atta 10 kg Pack of MRP.Rs.320/- was also available at selling price of Rs.275/-. during May 2014 in local retail markets.
After addition of a VALUABLE word ORGANIC (do confirm whether it is certified organic or not) he may sell wheat flour upto the price of Rs.97/kg.
The reason for high prices of ORGANIC VEGETABLES, growers claim that organic farming is labour-intensive and the farmers have to use all the traditional methods like multi-cropping,making manure from cowdung and neem,plucking weeds manually.
Sharbati name from MP is known to layman.Pusa Gautami (HD 3086), HD 2967,HD 2733,HD 2687 (Shresth),HD 2888 (Pusa Wheat 107),HD 2932 (Pusa Wheat 111),HD 3043, HD 7882 (Vidisha),HD 2864 (Urja),HD 2985 (Pusa Basant),HD 2189, rainfed varieties KUNDAN 1532,HD 2987 (Pusa Bahar),HD 3016,HD 3070 and durum WHEAT variety HD 4713 (Pusa Wheat – 110) are some good varieties to name.HD 2643 is preferred for good chapatis.
ROHU Fish Pakoras are liked by a majority of fish eating people.
FISH PAKODA - ROHU - Recipe
½ kg fish
1 ½ cup besan (gram flour)
2 tbspns lemon juice
Salt to taste
1 tspn red chilli powder
½ tspn cracked black pepper
1 tbspns chopped mint leaves
2 tbspns chopped coriander
1 green chilli chopped
1 tspn cracked dry coriander
1 tspn cumin seeds
1 tspn baking powder
Oil for deep frying
Some water for smooth batter ( ½ to ¾ cup)
The second thing about Indian food dishes which appears in our mind is spices.
SPICES -the hot taste of our food
MASALAs/spices r not good for our DIGESTIVE health when taken in very high quantity along with tounge burning.
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
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.
Proper breakfast and light exercise is one of the ways to keep ourselves slim n fit.Our breakfast should include milk,fruits and some wheat products.For people with non-vegetarian food habit (even those people who eat chicken,mutton or fish even once or twice a month) eggs ANDA are the ultimate source of natural protein.
Ghee and Milk are always good for health.Milk provides Protein,Carbohydrate,Fat and Minerals like Magnesium and Calcium,whereas Ghee majorly contains fat.
Ghee (Milk Fat - a Dairy Product) contain Saturated fats (which are bad for our health) in double amount of their Unsaturated fat content.
Soup and Pulao Khichdi are considered a good choice among health conscious people for dinner items .What do we normally look for in our cooking oil !!!!!!!
Fats that are good for our health are Monounsaturated fats,Polyunsaturated fats and and Omega 3.Saturated fats and Trans fats are not good for our health.Some of the popularly used cooking oils are mustard sarson oil,canola oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil,safflower oil, rice bran oil, soybean oil, olive oil, corn oil,palm oil and sesame oil.
SARSON/raaee Desi,African Sarson,Gobhi Sarson,Toria, Raya Sarson are some examples of mustard rai types.Mustard oil is best choice when looking FAT in your nutrition.It contains 100 per cent fat but no protein.Mustard SARSON oil is high in Selenium,Magnesium and Vitamin B Complex.It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Sunflower oil has been used in cooking for a long times.It is rich in certain phytochemicals such as choline and phenolic acid, which are beneficial heart. There are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats present in sunflower oil, along with vitamins,sunflower oil provides a perfect balance of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it the perfect oil to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol.
Kusum, Kusumbh safflower Carthamus tinctorius oil is blended with rice bran oil in a synergistic ratio.Rice bran oil is known to be highest cholesterol lowering oil.
and it is more than four times richer in antioxidants than blended oils or pomace olive
oil .Safflower blended rice bran based oil(e.g.Saffola brand) are normally available between Rs.180-190/- per litre.
Wheat bran is one of the most highly nutritious cereals.The fiber occupies space in the body that would otherwise be filled by food,so, fiber-rich foods can help you lose and manage your weight.
Sundrop Super Light 1 Litre pack with MRP Rs.170/- was available for Rs.160/- in Sep'14 third week. Sundrop Healthy World 100% Pure Rice bran 5 Litre pack with MRP Rs.575 was available at a retail price of Rs.520/-during the month of May'14, while and Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil 1 litre pack MRP Rs.115/- was sold in retail at Rs.100/- Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil 5 Litre pack with MRP Rs.625/- was available at a retail price of Rs.535/- during Sep'14.
Rice bran oil is more than six times richer in antioxidants than blended oils or pomace olive oil.
PALM OIL - Palmolein is a classic example of brand
Another source of oil is Olive fruits.Extra virgin olive oil is collected from the first pressing of the olives, and contains the most nutrients. Virgin olive oil is collected from the second pressing. Pomace is the ground pulp(solid remains) left over from pressing olive for oil extraction.
Pomace Olive oil of various brands like Oleev,Delmonte and Basso are available.Oleev brand Olive Pomace Oil 5 litres packing MRP Rs.2850 was available for Rs.2700/- that too in Buy1 Get 1 FREE offer in some retail shops of Delhi during Sep'14.It means that it cost you Rs.270/- for 1 litre quantity.
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...............
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.
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
SHAKARKAND Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) is believed to have indirect role in prevention of heart attacks as it contains vitamin B6.
Besides, sweet potato-a dicot..plant..from the Convolvulaceae family...yams..are..also..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.
KUTTU KA AATA, Singhara ka Aata, RAGI,Oats, RAJGIRA, Bajra, JOWAR, Samak, KEENWA BATHUA and BARLEY ------Dietician and NUTRITIONISTS know their worth.
|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.
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
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.
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
4.Banana- Kela- BODY BUILDERS aur GYM jaane waalon kee PEHLI pasand
AGRO CONSULTANCY and Site Visit Services
On Call VISITS to farmers
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 prices may reach even upto Rs.30/- per PIECE during MANGO FESTIVALS in markets like DILLI HAAT
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.
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.
Other varieties like Alphonso,Kishen bhog,Gulab Khas,Husnara,Himasagar,Kensington and Amrapali may require some exercise in search.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1.HYGIENE OF THE ORCHARD
WEEDS - not only compete with our plants and cultivations,but also harbor several other PESTS and PATHOGENS
MANAGEMENT of Insects Pests
|Main Plant Chemicals||Trade Name||Marketed By|
|Captan 70%+Hexaconazole 5%WP||Taqat(TATA Rallis)||Tata RALLIS|
|Carbendazim 12 % + Mancozeb 63 % WP||SAAF||United Phosphorus Ltd.|
|Carbendazim 50 WP||BAVISTIN||BASF India Ltd.|
|Copper hydroxide 77 WP||Kocide||Du Pont|
|Copper Oxychloride 50 WP||Blitox||Tata RALLIS|
|Difenconazole 25 EC||SCORE||Syngenta India Ltd|
|Dinocap 48%EC||Karathane||Dow Agro|
|Dodine 65 % WP||NOOR||Indofil|
|Flusilazole 40 EC||NUSTAR||Du Pont|
|Hexaconazole 4% + Zineb 68% WP||Avtar||Indofil|
|Iprodione 25%+Carbendazim 25% WP||QUINTAL||Bayer|
|Kresoxim methyl 500SC||Ergon 44.3% SC||Tata RALLIS|
|Mancozeb 75 % WP||Dithane M-45||Dow Agro|
|Mancozeb Flowable 35% SC (Liquid)||Flowin- HT||Indofil|
|Metiram 55% + Pyraclostrobin 5% WG (FI)||Cabrio TOP 60%WG||BASF India Ltd.|
|Penconazole 10 EC||TOPAS||Syngenta India Ltd|
|Streptomycin + Tetracycline (90+10)||Cristocycline||Crystal Phosphates|
|Thiophanate Methyl 70WP||TOPSIN||Syngenta India Ltd|
|Tricyclazole 75 %||Force||Insecticide India|
|Tricyclazole 18% + Mancozeb 62% WP||MERGER||Indofil|
|Ziram 27 SL||Cuman L||Syngenta|
|Tricyclazole 75 %||BEAM||Dow Agro|
|Kasugamycin 3% SL||Kasu-B||Dhanuka|
|Propiconazole 25 EC||TILT||Syngenta India Ltd|
|Copper Oxychloride 50 WP||Blitox||Tata RALLIS|
|Mancozeb 75 % WP||Dithane M-45||Dow Agro|
|Carbendazim 50 WP||BAVISTIN||BASF India Ltd.|
|Azoxystrobin 23 % SC||Amistar||Syngenta India Ltd|
|Benomyl 50% WP||Benlate||Du Pont|
|Biorational molecule with 2.62% copper sulphate||Shield||PI Industries Ltd.|
|Bitertanol 25 WP||BAYCOR||Bayer|
|Boron 20 %||Liberal BORON||Ciba Du Pont|
|Captan 50 WP||Captra||Indofil|
|Carbendazim 46.27 % SC (Liquid)||Pearl-46.27% SC||Sulphur Mills|
|Chlorothalonil 75 WP||KAVACH||Syngenta India Ltd|
|Cymoxanil 22.1 % SC+ Famoxadone 16.6 %||Equation||Du Pont|
|Cymoxanil 8%+ Mancozeb 64% WP||CURZATE M8||Du Pont|
|Dimethomorph 50 WP||Acrobat||BASF India Ltd.|
|Dithianon||Delan||BASF India Ltd.|
|Fosetyl AL-80 WP||ALIETTE||Bayer|
|Hexaconazole 5 % WP + Captan 70 %||TAQAT||Tata RALLIS|
|Hexaconazole 5 % EC||Contaf||Tata RALLIS|
|Mandipropamid 23.4% SC||REVUS||Syngenta India Ltd|
|MEMC 6%||BAGALOL-6||United Phosphorus Ltd.|
|Metalaxyl 8% + Mancozeb 64% WP||RIDOMIL MZ||Syngenta India Ltd|
|Metalaxyl-M 3.3% + Chlorothalonil 33.1% SC|
|Metiram 70% WG||POLYRAM||Bayer|
|Myclobutanil 10 % WP||Systhane||Dow Agro|
|Orysostrobin||Arashi||BASF India Ltd.|
|Prochloraz||Sportak||BASF India Ltd.|
|Propiconazole 13.9% + Difenoconazole 13.9% EC||Inspire XT||Syngenta India Ltd|
|Propineb 70 WP||ANTRACOL||Bayer|
|Pyraclstrobin||CABRIO||BASF India Ltd.|
|Sulphur 80 WP||THIOVIT||Syngenta India Ltd|
|Tebuconazole 2 DS||RAXIL||Bayer|
|Tebuconazole 50% + Trifloxystrobin 25% WG (FI)||NATIVO 75 WG||Bayer|
|Tebuconazole Liquid 250 % EC||Folicur||Bayer|
|Tetraconazole 11.6 %||Mettle 125 ME||Isagro (Asia)|
|Thiram||Hexathir (Parry chemicals), Vegfra thiram (Pesticides India), Thiride (IEL).|
|Tolclofos Methyl||Rizolex||Sumitomo Chemicals|
|Tridemorph 80 EC||CALIXIN||BASF India Ltd.|
|Tridimefon 25 WP||BAYLETON||Bayer|
|Triticonazole||Alios||BASF India Ltd.|
|Zineb 75 WP||Indofil Z-78||Indofil|