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Gardening
News  /  Published 10.06.22

Gardening addict picks plants from wherever she goes

The easiest excuse is to say you don’t have time. Sarmistha Sen Das admits that she could have spent much more time on her plants was she not running two organisations — one for artisans a...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 10.06.22

Protect cactus from mid-day sun

Here’s how to grow cacti- Media: Use 80 per cent coarse sand, 20 per cent well-matured leaf mould and mix thoroughly. Add one teaspoon calcium carbonate powder (chuna), 4/5 granules DAP (di-amm...
By Arijit Poddar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 06.06.22

The force that drives the flower

Arun Ganguly has been photographing his garden for some time. These are lush images of plants and flowers, captioned meticulously, sent to his friends and acquantances. Ganguly, 83, has been well-kno...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.05.22

Blooms to court bees & butterflies

Care tips: To promote branching and re-blooming, you need to regularly prune the plant. Cut the tips or deadhead (remove the dead flower heads from your plants) at regular intervals. Remove the plant&...
By Arijit Poddar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.05.22

My Garden: More than just plants with fancy leaves

She says she has a weakness for plants with fancy leaves but that’s not all there is to her garden. Chhanda Bhattacharya has a quite a collection of cute flowers as well as some fruits and veget...
By Chhanda Bhattacharya in Kolkata

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Lifestyle  /  Published 22.04.22

Give your home garden a glow-up with these gorgeous planters

Geometric planters are an easy way to add a personal touch to any wall or tablescape. ReStory’s modern, elegant planters are sustainable and easy to mix and match! ...
By Aatreyee Mohanta

News  /  Published 22.04.22

Grow Impatiens with patience

Propagation: Impatiens can be propagated by germination of seeds or by plant shoot cuttings. Propagation by seeds is time-consuming and seed-grown plants will take a long time to mature and produce fl...
By Arijit Poddar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 22.04.22

New Town man who loves to heal with his home-grown medicinal plants

Some grow flowers to enjoy their colours, others want to relish their fruits but Gouri Sankar Sasmal does not care much for these. He works on medicinal plants. He has something for flu, stomach ache,...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Lifestyle  /  Published 31.03.22

Four urban gardening channels to follow on YouTube

In her informative videos, she’ll show you how to make vermicompost, plant and grow your own vegetables, and even raise your livestock (she has a brood of hens and a rooster), along with tips on...
By Annesha Basu

News  /  Published 25.03.22

Hydroponics project targets 60,000 plants in 8 months in New Town Rotary Park

There will be metallic structures on which will be laid multiple PVC pipes. The pipes will hold water in them and the saplings will be immersed. The ‘nutrient flow technique’ of hydroponic...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake


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