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How to Grow Your Own Impatiens

How to Grow Your Own Impatiens

This article is contributed by one of our readers Angela Harpert.     Impatiens are very common amongst gardeners. They are a popular garden flower commonly used for hedging. They can also be found in window boxes or hanging baskets, due to their attractive, colourful appearance. The good thing about Impatiens is that they can…

History of the Lawn Mower

History of the Lawn Mower

Did you know that the lawn mower was first invented in 1827 by Edwin budding and looked like this?   This design was patented in 1830. Since then, the lawn mower has seen numerous makeover and improvements culminating finally, to the gas and electric mowers that we are well aware of. The infographic (shared via…

Global Food Shortage and Wastage [Infographic]

World Food Crisis

Currently, 1 billion people on earth don’t have enough food to eat. Clearly, our world is facing the worst food crisis ever. But whats even troublesome is the fact that an enormous amount of food is wasted by countries that have more than what they need. We can better feed our future generation simply by…

Advanced Guidelines for Cutting Flowers

Advanced Guidelines for Cutting Flowers

This guest post has been written on behalf of flowerdeliver.org.uk Selecting the Proper Flowers Picking the right flowers to cut and take for your home is a tricky business if you truly want for the flowers to grow and stay alive for as long as possible. You have to make sure they are clean and…

Interesting Facts about Farm Water Conservation [Infographic]

Farm water consumption and conservation

World population is expected to reach 9 million by 2050. Is global farming and agriculture equipped to deal with this food demand? More importantly, are we using our water resources smartly to fuel agricultural growth? Irrigation has been and is used to over the hazards of natural water resources. But the downside of agricultural irrigation…

8 Tips for a Greener Home and Yard [Infographic]

8 Tips for a Greener Home and Yard [Infographic]

Ever wondered how you can make your home greener and prove to be a lesser burden on the environment? The infographic below (originally published at Visual.ly by Angie’s List) has 8 such tips that you can easily implement. Run your home on renewable energy generated by the sun and sell the excess to your local power company….

Sharpex Tools Now Available Online

Sharpex Store

Now you can buy the most advanced gardening and forest equipment from India much more easily and instantly. After having successfully started online retailing through Home Shop 18, Sharpex has now extended online retailing through other popular e-commerce platforms like Ebay India, Future Bazaar (of the Future group) and Tradus. Please follow the links below to…

How to Grow Plants Indoors Using Grow Tents

grow tent

In today’s post, out guest blogger Mike Hall talks about how we can use grow tents to grow plants indoors in a controlled environment. Mike represents Growell, a UK based hydroponics retailer. There are a huge number of gardeners out there that now use grow tents as a means of growing plants indoors. They are discrete,…

Feeding the World: Agroecology Vs. Industrial Agriculture

Soil to Sky: Agroecology Vs Industrial Agriculture

Agroecology is concerned with sustainable methods of farming that are stable in nature, increase productivity of crops naturally, and promote equitability in the supply of farming produce to the entire population. It is in direct contrast to industrial farming practices that seek to mechanize farming process through increased input cost, creates imbalance in food supply…

Dangers of Gardening

Dangerous Gardening Stats

Lets face it, gardening can be dangerous, if you are not careful. According to the infographic below, released by Lawn Master based on data by The Royal Society for The Prevention of Accidents, as much as 300,000 people are injured in their gardens every year, serious enough to be admitted to hospital. Interestingly, only about 29%…

Hot Hot Chillies!

chillies

Did you know that there is a scale for measuring the “hotness” of chillies? As this infographic from Love the Garden explains, the scale for measuring heat in chillies is called “scoville Scale.” Scoville scale is the measurement of spicy heat of chillies. This infographic gives the ratings for various types of chillies and compares the heat…

All About Bonsai

All about Bonsai Infographic

Bonsai is an ancient Chinese horticultural art form, adopted by the Japanese and popularized in the western world about a hundred years ago. Bonsai is a Japanese word which means, “planted in a container.” Here are some interesting facts about Bonsai: Bonsai as a horticultural art form started in China about 2000 years ago. Originally…

The Benefits of Having Trees [Infographic]

The Benefits of Having Trees [Infographic]

We all know that trees are the lifeblood of our ecosystem. Without enough trees the very existence of human beings and other animals would be at stake. But did you also know that: One tree can meet the oxygen requirements of 20 people for one year. A healthy tree can provide as much cooling as…

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