As we watch the world coming to a grinding halt, with offices, education, factories, gatherings, outings etc being barred all due to one virus that has literally shaken and brought the world down to its knees.
This is perhaps a time to think and reflect on our own actions, everyday living, our relationships and activities which take a backseat on any other day. Given the current situation and the sudden time available there is much we can do with staying at home and figuring how to keep ourselves and the family engaged as we watch the world stop at a signal that doesn’t change to green. We at A Green Venture give you a few green garden to-do’s to brighten your new daily living.
We advise you to bring the green inside as much as possible, after all what better time than this and the understanding that its needed more than ever. Share your knowledge with those around you, include them in your life, laugh more, share tips and what your garden is growing. It can be a small packet of seeds, a sapling, a baby plant whose mum takes up to much space, earthworms etc. Spare 2 hours everyday start with the morning it is the best time and gives way to a way more productive day ahead. You will slowly your notice your garden becoming greener, happier and responding to you in a few days because of time given. The same goes with loved ones around.
This outbreak has led to reckoning amongst most us, on the very fragility of life. The fact that nature will always win and conquer and our actions reflect our own relationship with the planet. Let’s truly look out of the window and think about the times we have arrived upon.
Garden, to feel Great!
- WATER YOUR PLANTS, make sure the water flows out of the container
- START PLANTING nursery trays, round or square shaped which has a 4 inches depth
- PRUNE AND ADD dead leaves, buds, flowers cut in pieces to your soil
- GO VERTICAL! Yes the higher your green, the greater the visibility and positive effects
Harvest, and Go Raw!
- HARVEST all those weeds, most of them are edible and delicious add them to your salads, check out this link of edible weeds in your garden and increase your vitamin take
- HERBAL PLANTS are your best bet especially for building immunity and focus, grow from sapling, varieties like Ajwain, Amrutaballi, Lemongrass, Vitamin plant, Malabar spinach, check out the list of plants below along with all the benefits
We hope you enjoy reading this short note, make sure you think and feel happy and follow our above tips on Growing and Gardening to becoming a Happier and Healthier you!
|Sr. No||NAME||BOTANICAL NAME||PART USED||USES|
|1||Garlic Chives||Allium Tuberosum||Leaves||Cooking, adding flavour|
Naati Coriander (local)
|Coriandrum Sativum||Leaves||Cooking/ marinade|
|3||Pudina/ Mint||Mentha||Leaves||Cooking, coolant|
|4||Spearmint||Mentha Spicata||Leaves||Cooking, tea|
|5||Peppermint||Mentha Piperita||Leaves||Aromatherapy, cooking, tea|
|6||Lemongrass||Cymbopogon citratus||Leaves||Aromatherapy, cooking|
|7||Citronella||Cymbopogon nardus||Leaves||Insect repellent, aromatherapy|
|9||Ginger||Zingiber officinale||Root and leaves||Cooking, sore throat|
|9||Galangal||Alpinia Galanga||Root and leaves||Cooking, cold, congestion|
|10||Turmeric||Cucuma longa||Root and leaves||Powder, antioxidant, antiinflammatory|
|11||Ajwain||Plectranthus amboinicus||Leaves||Cough, cold|
|12||Malabar Spinach||Basella alba||Leaves||Mouth ulcer, rich iron,|
|13||Giloy||Tinospora Cordifolia||Stem/ leaves||Fever, Acidity, Diabetes Liver tonic, General immunity, Positive health booster|
|14||Brahmi||Centetilla Asiastica||Leaves||Memory enhancer, hair care, fever,|
|15||Ashvaganda||Withania Somnifera||Roots/ Leaves||General immunity/ Blood purifier|
|16||Drumstick||Moringa Oleifera||Leaves/ fruits/ bark/ flowers||High iron, stomach ache, fungal infection, intestinal worms|
|17||Chirayata||Andrographis Paniculata||Leaves||Fever and Diabetes|
|18||Multivitamin||Sauropus Androgynus||Leaves||High Vitamin, Positive health|
|19||Gudmar/ Indian Sweet Bitter||Gymnema sylvestre||Leaves||Diabetes|
|20||Henna/ Mehendi||Lawsonia inermis||Leaves||Coolant, liver tonic, fungal infection|
|21||Curry leaf/ Karipatta||Murraya koeniigii||Leaves||Digestion. Liver tonic, hair health|
|22||Tulsi Ram and Tulsi Krishna||Ocimum tenuiflorum||Leaves||Cold, Fever|
Indian Borage leaf/ Patta Ajwain
|Leaves||Cough, cold, allergy, congestion|
|24||Bhrungaraja||Eclipta Prostrata||Leaves||Hair care, skin care|
|25||Khus||Vetiveria||Leaves||Reduces body heat|
|26||Naagadali/ Sadab||Ruta graveolens||Leaves||Cough, cold, fever, stomach ache|
|27||Hippali/ long pepper||Piper longum||Fruit||Cough, hoarse throat|
|28||Adusoge/ Adusa||Adhatada zeylanica||Leaves||Fever, cold, respiratory problem|
|29||Madhumalini/ Pilet||Spilanthues calva||Flowering spike||Dysentry, body pain|
|30||Ayapana Water hemp||Eupatorium triplinerve||Leaves||Blood purifier|
|Vegetable seeds (15 different varieties)||Home grown and organically sourced, high quality||Plant in your garden pot|
|Cocopeat (Best for seed starters)||Coconut husk powder||Add to your compost bin or pot soil, seed starter|
|Vermicompost Soil||Earthworm rich soil||Use as potting soil|
|Panchagavya (Cow manure solution)||Cow manure solution farm made||Dilute 1:8 ratio in water add to plants every 15 days|
|Mud pots and coir peat pots||8 inch mud, 6 inch coco peat||Garden pots|
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