Gardeners often grow shrubs as it is easy to take care and offers variety of colorful flowers with its sweet aroma. A shrub in your garden looks beautiful and keeps the surrounding atmosphere pleasant by spreading fragrances. Shrub plants also attracts bees and butterflies for pollination. You can easily grown shrubs in containers or through landscape method.
Drought tolerance may refer to which a plant is adapted to arid or drought conditions. These drought tolerant plants make use of carbon fixation to capture more energy in plants during photosynthesis process. It is also good for arid conditions as carbon dioxide at night times allowing stomata to stay close during the daytime and reduces water loss. Desiccation tolerance is the extreme degree of drought tolerance. Another species called xerophytes have adapted to survive in the little liquid environment especially in arctic regions.
Foods that Grow from Kitchen Scraps
Growing fruits, vegetables and herbs in your home from kitchen scraps (organic waste) is the best way as it results in high yield gain. You just need time and patience to take care of newly establishing plants by providing sufficient water and sunlight. It saves your money and time to bring groceries and fertilizers from stores. Here is the list of 20 fruits, herbs, and vegetables that you can replant and grow from the kitchen wastes such as carrot tops, lemon peels, avocado pits, onion bottoms and tomato skin that you normally through away.
Most of us buy lemons from markets and stores for its sour taste used in cooking recipes. They are readily available in markets, stores and cheap. Growing lemons in your home not only guides your health, but also adds beauty to your yards.
You must be wondering to know about growing sweet, juicy tangerines in your home. Growing it in your home has many applications in health, cooking and gardening. These tangerines or citrus tangerina is an orange color fruit that is native to sub-tropical regions. Most of these varieties are classified based on size, shape, taste and growing areas. Tangerines are self-fertile, slightly soft and heavy in size. It has very thin peels and can split into segments. Peak season to grow tangerines is autumn and early spring. Here are some important factors that gives an idea about growing and care for tangerines… [Read more…] about How Tangerine Plants Can Help You Live a Better Life
Bell Peppers in Containers
Bell pepper is also called as sweet pepper or capsicum annuum which is native to Mexico, America, Canada and Ireland. The plant produces fruits in different colors including red, yellow, green and orange. They are most widely used spicy content in the world. It adds both heat and flavor to your favorite dishes as it tastes hot and creamy but not aromatic. It sounds good if you start growing peppers in containers that guides your health and makes garden look beautiful.
Bell Peppers Nutrition: 100 grams of bell peppers contains 20 calories in it. Peppers are a rich source of vitamins, antioxidants, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and fiber. It also contains pantothenic acid, niacin, potassium, molybdenum, folate, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
Water is a transparent and colorless substance that comes from rivers, lakes and oceans. Its chemical formula is (H-H-O). 71% of earth’s surface is covered by water and is vital for all living forms like human beings, animals and plants. Plants need water to develop beautiful flowers and tasteful fruits. It also helps to prevent plants hanging heads in summer.
When you water the plants you must have an idea about when to supply and how much of water is essential for your indoor plants. The main Advantages of watering plants are to keep the soil moist as they depend on moisture to promote the growth of roots. For flowering plants, it’s better to water (plentifully) once or twice a week rather than watering a little often.
How to Grow Endless supply of Ginger using Containers
You must be surprised to know how ginger in your home benefits your health. Planting ginger in your home has many advantages that also includes medicine, cooking and in beauty. Young gingers are juicy flesh with mild taste and often used as ingredient in cooking many dishes. It is originated in the tropical regions of Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Europe and Thailand.
Ginger is a perennial plant with narrow green leaves and yellow flowers in the family of zingiberaceae. It produces white or pink flower bud that blooms in warm climatic conditions and leafy bud stems are about 3-4 feet tall.
Black berry is a fruit in the family of Rosaceae. Berries grow wild throughout Europe and in some parts of the countries like Australia, New Zealand, Chile and North America. Berry leaves are food for caterpillars and some grazing mammals. Blackberries are red color before they ripe. This soft fruit is popular for its use in desserts, jams, jellies, wines. It is often mixed with apples for pies, crumbles and to produce candy.
The leaf, root and fruit of blackberries are used in medicine to treat diarrhea, diabetes, swelling, pain and prevent heart disease. It is also used as mouth cleaner for mild and throat irritations.
Nutritional Information: On serving 100 grams of blackberries it contains 43 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates and low fats. Berries are free from cholesterol. It also contains proteins, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium and iron.
Basil- Ocimum Basilicum
Basil is the culinary herb in the family of lamiaceae and is called as “king of herbs”. There are more than 160 varieties that spread worldwide. The herb is native to India and abundantly seen in Indonesia, Nepal, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan.
Basil grows to a height of 30-120 centimeters with light green, silky leaves. Leaves taste may vary depending upon the variety and flowers are small, white in color. Herb is sensitive in cold climatic conditions and can survive in hot, dry conditions. It can be stored in refrigerator for a short period.
Basil leaves are mostly used fresh in ice creams, milkshakes, chocolates, soups, drinks, desserts and recipes for flavor.