Type of Cuttings For Plant Propagation

Plant cuttings for propagation are classified based on the plant part from which they are taken (stem, root or leaf) and their state of growth (herbaceous, softwood, hardwood, etc.).

Continue reading below the details on Softwood, Semi-hardwood or Hardwood Cuttings for plant propagation and which are the best plants that you can propagate from cuttings.
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Best Plants For Terrace Garden

If you have decided to design a terrace garden, you must have collected the suitable containers, potting mix, manure, etc. It is now time to decide what to plant on your terrace, balcony or rooftop garden. You may start with a few plants like chillies, tomatoes, cucumbers, coriander, mint, etc. These plants are easier to grow and need little care. The chili plant will go for 3-4 years and The mint plant will go forever, while chili plant for 3-4 years.
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How to Build a Terrace Garden : Rooftop Garden Ideas and Tips

People living in cities and apartments can grow their own vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits on the terraces and balconies. This way you can get fresh organic vegetables. Growing your own vegetables gives you satisfaction and mental happiness. You will be thrilled to see growing tomatoes, chilies, cucumbers, etc. in pots in your balcony or terrace.
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How To Grow Custard Apple in Container

Custard apple (Annona squamosa) is a genus of Annona and a native of the tropical Americas and West Indies. Some of the other trees widely grown are Annona reticulata, Annona cherimola (cherimoya) and Annona scleroderma.

Detailed information on growing custard apple in container from seed is given and taking its care.
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Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

It is a common experience that during summer and rainy days, mosquitoes, insects, flies, bees, spiders, ants, fleas, bugs, etc trouble us most, responsible for many deadly diseases including dengue and malaria. We are bothered by the buzzing sound of flies and mosquitoes and itching all over our body.

Find a list of 13 fragrant and attractive plants that repel mosquitoes, insects, flies and bugs, keeping your home and garden mosquito free. Many of these insect repelling plants can be placed indoors to keep your home free of mosquitoes and flies.
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Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a perennial rhizomatous herbaceous plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae which you can grow at home, even in containers.

Turmeric health benefits for arthritis, skin, beauty, acne, weight loss, cancer, etc are described based on scientific research on curcumin and turmeric.
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Health Benefits Of Curry Leaves

Curry leaves  (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii), known as kadi patta in hindi, have been widely used in Indian dishes since centuries, not only because they enhance the taste and flavor but because they are packed with several nutrients that are responsible for health benefits. All the parts of curry leaf plant, viz. leaves, root and the bark are beneficial.
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How to Keep Bananas Fresh : Keeping Bananas Green

A green banana is a living system that releases ethylene and ripens gradually over time, making changes in its color, odor, texture and taste. The problem is that the bananas at home ripen so quickly that often they become brown before you can eat them. So the natural question is how to stop bananas from getting ripen too quickly and prevent spoilage.
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How to Make Compost Tea : Compost Tea Benefits in Garden

Compost Tea can be called a liquid gold fertilizer for your home garden where you grow vegetables, flowers, fruits and and other houseplants. As the name suggests, it is a nutritionally rich liquid fertilizer made by extracting bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes from aged compost.

The compost tea adds microbial life into the soil, roots and on the foliage of plants. The available nutrients to the roots develops a stronger healthier plant.

Learn how to make compost tea for vegetables, flowers, fruits and other plants; and its benefits.
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Fruits & Vegetables Producing Ethylene Or Sensitive To Ethylene

We all know that one bad fruit in the box spoils the whole box of fruits. Only one apple, banana, kiwifruit, mango or guava can spoil the other fruits placed nearby. Why it is so? What causes fruits and vegetables to rot? The reason is the ethylene gas released by fruits and vegetables [1].

Find a list of fruits and vegetables that produce ethylene gas and the foods which are sensitive to ethylene.
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