Friday, December 14, 2018

Medical Power of the Banana leaf - Eat the South Indian Way

It is a time-honoured practice in Tamilnadu and other South Indian states to eat off a Banana leaf - (not a plate that is so typical now). The advantages of eating from a Banana leaf is manifold:
1. Hygiene - It is use and throw - there is no reuse - so you are ensured of hygiene and cleanliness. The leaf can be used only when it is fresh, so no question of "Old stocks". It is quite easy to grow a banana tree in the home - one can harvest a leaf just before a meal to have a very fresh leaf for the meal.
2. Medicinal properties - When hot food is served on the banana leaf, the food mildly absorbs the antioxidants and other friendly chemicals from the leaf and transmits it to the body in very small doses. These anti-oxidants are similar to what is found in Green Tea. So they enter the body effortlessly and work to prevent any stomach disorders, and prevent various other ailments.
3. Since its a use and throw, there is no need for post-meal washing - so no usage of soaps or water - how better could conservation become.
4. What happens to the used leaf? You can dump it in a nearby open space. If cows are sheep are in the vicinity, they will have a quick snack, if such bovine animals do not frequent the place, the leaves will decay and mingle with the soil in just a few days' time.

Once you plant a banana tree, it also gives rise to shoots of new baby banana trees, hence, they live on for ever, provided you give them space, and some water.
Hail our culture for influencing our lives in subtle but powerful ways.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Getting Birds to your Garden

Birds are a beautiful and integral part of a garden.Bird Feeders are a good way to attract birds to visit one's garden.Give garden birds some tasty treats with this simple, but attractive bird feeder. Hang them up outdoors and watch all the birds fly in for a snack. Range of grain eating birds like sparrows, silver bills, munias to parakeets. Birds like pigeons will not be able to feed from this..

Make your Own Bird Sanctuary

When you install bird feeder you are creating a birds sanctuary around your home.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tea - A beverage that helps you live longer

Tea is an aromatic drink that is popular the world over. It has many excellent properties that are beneficial for our health, so much so that they help us live longer. It contains anti-oxidants that help reduce the harmful effects on the body, and help us look and feel younger. It is also known to help in weight-loss which has a very positive cascading effect on the entire body system. 

Compared to coffee, tea contains less caffeine, and thereby does not stress the nervous systems. Medical research proves that consuming tea regularly reduces the risk of stroke and other heart diseases. 

Going beyond the vintage, classic teas, the market today is flooded with Ayurvedic Teas that blend various useful ingredients (right from the very useful Ginger) to normal tea to make it even more beneficial to the consumer. 


When tomato prices are dear

Tomatoes are the world's most popular fruit (yes, not vegetable). When tomatoes are in demand, the rates shoot up quite rapidly. A home garden with tomato plants is the ideal solution. But if you are not able to grow them, the next easier alternative is to buy tomato puree. Tomato puree is made by extracting tomato pulp, and usually contains preservatives to keep it fresh. It's available anytime, anywhere, so it's a good idea to stock some puree for use. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Keep your plants cool - Shade nets for gardens

Evergreen Evergreen ! Agro Shade Net ! 75% Shade ! Greenhouse UV Stabilized Net ! (3m x 15m) Garden Tool Kit

Shade nets helps in controlling temperature, light, water and moisture as per your requirement and thus resulting in best output and quality of crop. They protect the crop against the heavy rain and air. Shade nets enables the farmer to best utilize the waste land and increase the cultivation area for increasing the output. With green net even small piece of land can yield in high output. The level of carbon dioxide remains high in green house which increases the photosynthesis process and results in higher yield of the crop cultivated. With green house the environment of the crop can be controlled resulting in healthy crop with better quality and better yield.

Want to grow your garden vertically? Walll-planters are the solution


Want to grow your gardenVertically? Use Wall-planters. These Vertical Garden panels are easy to add on sides top and bottom on most surfaces. Wall-planters can be hanged, wall mounted, can also be fixed on gates, compound walls, balconies. 
A big advantage is that the Wall-planters are very Light-weight, durable and easy to clean. Space-saving, its a useful accessory for urban gardeners who have space constraints. 

It's the perfect gift for gardeners of all levels. 

Best camera for garden photography

Want to take a great picture of your garden and share it with friends? Want your roses featured on twitter and facebook? Don't buy a digital camera. An easier alternative is to buy an Iphone. In recent times, some of the older versions of the phone that are equally good and capable are available at throwaway prices. Recently, flipkart is selling the iphone at the lowest price (17,999) and with an instant 10% discount on credit cards, it becomes close to Rs. 15,000. Here's a quick link to buy the iphone - Apple iPhone SE (Gold, 32 GB)

It's not only about the device - it is also about the wonderful apps for photo taking, special effects, editing, post-processing, and more. The iphone is the best way to organize and share your photos and videos via email, e-cards, and social media . 

Bye bye digital cameras. Welcome iphone.

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