Most of the garden plants / kitchen gardens have poor nutrition with poor yeild due to various factors. If not properly taken care of they may even perish. Anmol Amrutha Varshini fulfills these needs and provides better health thus better yeild.
Useful tips for a better Gardening:
The following tips are collected from various sources. The users are neither guaranteed about the accurate benefits nor results that come out of the implementation, as conditions of the material, usage pattern, quality of the seeds, and various other inputs differ from place to place and person to person etc.
It is common practice / concept in agriculture and horticulture that the following five points are taken care of for better yield or health of the plant.
- Internal ecology
1. Light – Most of the plants thrive in sunlight as it is essential for them to prepare their food (photosynthesis). However some plants do not need much sunlight (like indoor plants & aquatic plants etc). The small number of plants that are grown in our premises must have adequate exposure to sunlight. If possible they can be kept at places around the house, so that they receive sunlight for half of the day and they rest in the indirect sunlight for the other half day. Arrangements like this make plants not only survive harsh climate but also make them continue their metabolic activity run uninterrupted. The fresh plants that spring form the seedlings, if provided such an arrangement, tend to have more survival rate.
2. Water – At homes, it is a customary that we fill the empty part of the pot with water expecting that the plant shall grow healthily and with more vigour. If the plants are on the ground we try to put as much water as possible. Actually such practices are not recommended. Whenever there is excess watering, the water that gets drained takes away the vital nutrients of the soil and the soil becomes less and less potent day by day. However due to other factors responsible for growth of the plant, the plants may not die but at the same time, cannon deliver the expected output (fruits or flowers). For about a pot of one feet height and one feet diameter, it is generally recommended to water two times a day (morning and evening) with about half litre of water each time.
It is observed that a plant with thick leaves require less water and with thin leaves require more water. At such situations, it is recommended to pour water in less quantity but for more number of times as required. Compared to crotons and other ornamental plants, flowering and fruiting plants tend to require a little more water. At the same time, spraying water gently on the plant gives the leaves and thus the plant more vigour and vitality. By spraying, the dust so accumulated gets washed and leaves have more exposure to sunlight to prepare their food. It is thus recommended to first spray water and then apply water for the plant. It is mandatory to have small holes at the bottom around the pot to drain excess water.
3. Good soil – Plants grow healthily on a good soil, this doesn’t mean that they grow on every variety of soil. Some plants grow better on acidic variety and some on alkaline variety. To have a better compatibility it is recommended to mix both varieties. Since the texture differs largely and hence the mechanics, the porosity also differs like wise. Hence it recommended mixing about 5 % coarse sand. This arrangement makes air to flow more freely than in the pot that is filled with just soil. This also makes water to get retained in it for a considerable time. It should be understood that what the water we pour into the soil should percolate within 5-6 seconds and should not drain off ultimately. The water has to be retained into the soil only then there shall be good supply of water to the roots. Medium size gravel can be kept around the plant to prevent the rats digging the soil and make their day.
4. Nutrition – We all live with food and water as some of the basic essentials. But when we take the case with plants, we feel that watering solves all their nutritional requirements. This situation is much more worse when the plants are potted. It is also customary that we dump the kitchen waste and other types of organic matter near the plants vicinity, hoping that we delivered some of the best food for it to grow. But the pity situation is that, the plants cannot totally utilize this sort of service. After applying the kitchen waste, they have to be properly covered with soil, so that the composting process takes place. This compost in turn becomes manure for the plants. It is suggested to dump the kitchen waste into a separate bin and soil be applied periodically so the the composting process takes place. After the process is over, this can be applied to the plants, which provides more effect. Since the potted plants have a limited ecology, they have to be supplemented occasionally with essential nutrients. Here is where the use of Anmol’s Amrutha Varshini group of organic manures taken place. Anmol’s Amrutha Varshini group of organic manures contains or make available most of the plants essential requirements such as Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Enzymes, Citokinen Precursors, Auxin Precursors, Gibberellins, Amino Acids, Carbohydrates, and Micro Nutrients. Apart from these essential nutritive ingredients, Anmol’s Amrutha Varshini group of organic manures contain useful bacterial cultures embedded in a carrier material so that they can be activated in times of need. The major varieties of bacteria used are nitro fixers, phosphor bacteria and tricoderma.
5. Internal Ecology – This part of the subject is much more complicated as the whole concept of Organic farming is based upon. Here two things are to be considered in action, the internal ecology of the plant and the internal ecology of the soil. Only a better compatibility shall render better yield and nutritious outputs. Since the internal ecology of the plant largely depends upon the breed and variety of the seeds, the stress is more on the soils internal ecology. These days the more usage of inorganic or chemical fertilizers and other varieties of pesticides etc is really damaging the ecology of the soil. In the way of protecting the plants from pests, fungi and bacterial infestations, they are at the same time killing or even eradicating the useful ones for the plants. Some times out of our anxiety or interest we apply chemical fertilizers to the potted plants or in the kitchen gardens unknowingly about the out come of the eventualities. These mostly harm the plant, as they burn the delicate layers of the roots responsible for the plants vital growth. (Though the application perspective can be controlled, the usual practice is taken here into consideration). Also for each and every requirement one has to apply that suitable variety of chemicals, which in most cases is expensive and may lead to many practical problems. Hence the best suggestion is the use of Organic Manures. The balanced varieties of the organic manures (such as Anmol’s Amrutha Varshini group of organic manures) fill the apt requirements of the plants.
Apart from taking care of the plant in many ways, the application of manure should be consistent and timely, just as we use our medicines in times of need. It is to be remembered that the biological clock in the humans and in the plants is one and the same but with a different incarnation.
One of the oldest and newest concepts for better and quick recovery happens to be gardening. A biblical proverb thus says “speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee.” Gardening raises hope teaches patience and more than every thing it preaches love.
Next time you can recommend your friend / patient to allot some time for gardening compulsorily and you can just see him recover at a quicker pace.
At the same time the plants they grow should have adequate nutrition and must have proper health. Or in fact the health of the plant also to some extent governs the health of the individual or what else to say it’s a ‘therapeutic horticulture’.
To strengthen this concept, and to make it more colourful, ourselves with the association of many learned and eminent personalities came out with the idea of Organic Mixtures. These Organic Mixtures formulated for household plants, are made with natural products and are chemical free.
These Organic Mixtures, “Amrutha Varshini” (Group) when used, will improve the soil characteristics and productivity along with increased retention of water. The natural nutrients and the herbs will improve & guard the plant health.
There is a saying that “Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription and with no limit on dosage “(Author unknown) (Indian Express – Sunday – December 14, 2003 Page – 27 in Article “Go Green, Author Mr. Ratna Rajaiah”).
It can be also seen, that when plants are grown on organic fertilizer, they have more viable nutrients and provide more health than when grown with their cousins. Many recommend to have a fresh green vegetable in their diet daily, but the influence of chemicals is really scaring everyone to prescribe them, for the reason that the leafy veggies will have more quantity of chemicals than other vegetables. Now the availability of “Amrutha Varshini” (Group) will show a way to grow the leafy veggies in ones own home with a higher rate of growth, replenishing the need. This will really provide pleasure, profit, satisfaction and more than everything, health to mind and body. The dish made with the vegetables grown from one owns garden is simply irresistible to eat and tastes beyond words.