Gardening has become a form of retreat,a demanding hobby,unforgiving but amply rewarding since two years.
I have made mistakes, but learnt a lot. Thank God for keeping me alive and excited .

“பொங்குபல சமயமெனும் நதிகள் எலாம் புகுந்து கலந்திட நிறைவாய்ப் பொங்கி ஓங்கும் கங்குகரை காணாத கடலே ..”

72 Responses to About

  1. Anita says:

    What a wonderful garden and blog you have. Every time I come across a nice garden blog from India I am elated. You will find me visiting your blog regularly from now on.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thanks Anita. Welcome.

      • Parimal says:

        Hi, I am about to start designing and developing my terrace garden. I am totally newbie please provide your inputs.

      • gardenerat60 says:

        Please go through the posts from the beginning. I have provided contact details too. In case of doubt feel free to ask. All the best.

      • Ravi Kumar Sarma Penamakuri says:

        Namaskar I have also started a terrace garden. I am put-up at Vanasthalipuram Hyderabad. I need help in growing fruit trees in roof garden. Help will be highly appreciated. I do not know how to join this blog. So I am posting a reply.
        –Ravi Kumar Sarma Penamakuri

  2. I am so happy you left a comment on my blog because I could find you. I LOVE your blog and am going to learn a lot about gardening in your space. You will hear a lot from me in the coming months (maybe a year) 🙂 since I am planning on having a terrace and backyard vegetable garden once we finish the construction of our new home.

    Thanks for dropping by and your sweet words. Appreciate it very much.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Welcome Sailaja. I liked your blog too. I love cooking 🙂

    • gardenerat60 says:

      I am so glad you are going to start a vegetable garden. I am sure it will be a wonderful experience. You are welcome to share your experiences and doubts. First of all, kindly go through my guru(like Ekalavya) “Geekgardener’s” weblog . It has almost everything a veggie gardener needs to know. I keep going back there!!

  3. I really appreciate you sharing this info. I will surely share my experiences and you will see me often at your space. 🙂

  4. asha says:

    Glad you left your comment on my post. The link brought me here and it is a feast for my eyes to go through your blog. have subscribed and you have a regular in me now.

  5. Anisha says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, or else how would I have found you… Do let me know how your wine turned out.

    My husband and I started terrace Gardening since we got married two years back… but since we travel a lot we have lost a lot of plants due to lack of maintenance and also because we made some huge disastrous mistakes(using a chemical fertilizer etc).

    I can learn a lot from your blog… I’ll be a regular visitor.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thank you Anisha. Yes, terrace garden needs a lot of love and care and time. It is like having children.:-).

      I am still learning how to grow plants, all from internet friends. It is a pleasure to discuss our passion with like minded people.
      You are welcome to discuss issues here. Come let us all learn together and make the house green.

  6. lakshkrish says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I admire your love for plants and loved your blog!!
    Will see you more often here.


  7. kiran says:

    very inspiring and great job.

  8. SRS says:

    Great blog and awesome garden! I dream of having a wonderful garden some day…..
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and voting for my post! 🙂

  9. Desi Woman says:


    Thank you for visiting my blog, my husband and I bought our first home recently and I have been waiting for the cold weather to clear to start gardening. Your blog is gonna be a real source of inspiration to me.

  10. Seems, very nice web garden and nicely being maintained. Would surely, look forward for some tips and who knows may be my wifey could start implementing them in near future. Thanks to you 🙂 !!

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Welcome here Deeraj Sharmaji. I am so glad you visited my pages.

      I will be glad to be of some use.

      I am only a small speck among the gardeners, trying to connect with the Universe , in easier ways.

  11. Which language is that ….Tamil….? ungal blog enakku romba pudichirukku….hehehe i have tried my best to sound good …am sorry if anything is wrong ….:-)

    Happy blogging 🙂

  12. Nanda says:

    Finally found your blog. I have known you through facebook 🙂 (OTG group) im also a member of OTG. Love ur passion for gardening. looking fwd to learn a lot from you.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Welcome here Nanda! Thanks.

      Was it difficult to find my blog. I post the link on the wall usually.

      I am a learner too. Come let us all learn together , to keep our home green.

  13. Thought I´d pop over and say hello and thanks for subscribing to my blog. And wow – what a beautiful blog you have here!

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Hi, Welcome here Chica Andaluza!. I was inspired by the name and read some of your pages. I like to read about various countries and their culture food habits. I loved those peppers, gorgeous.

  14. Dilip says:

    You have a lovely blog! Gardening is my hobby too. Do have a look at my herb garden blog – Jugnoo Farm :)at http://jugnoofarms.wordpress.com/


  15. Deano says:

    Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I am currently reading ‘A History of Agriculture in India, so was thrilled when somebody from India read my blog. Good Luck with all that you do

  16. Diptee says:

    Thanks for voting on my blogpost on indivine, ma’am. This is a lovely blog you have. Oh how i wish I had space enough here in Kolkata for some gardening. We have a tiny kitchen garden in my hometown in Maharashtra and its always a pleasure to be there amidst plants.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Welome here Diptee, and thanks for the sweet comment.

      I am sure ,even one plant if we have in the balcony , it gives so much peace in the mornings. May be a time will come, you might be tending to plants and enjoy them. It took me 60 years:-)

  17. soulofspice says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I Iove gardening so much that I start my seeds indoor in feb as we have a short growing season in canada… Now I can just feast my eyes on your lovey pictures when i think of snow on the ground during winter! Charu

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Welcome here Charu. I am glad you like my plants. Once you start in FEb, please post about them. I would love to know how it is to grow a vegetable garden in Canada.
      Needless to say, I love the way you present simple and wholesome food. Simply superb.

  18. Beautiful blog and I was looking for a blog on gardening.

  19. Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m glad you found me because I love the topic of your blog. Looking forward to your posts. 🙂

  20. Asha Seth says:

    Wow! This is a lovely green-filled blog you have here. I am also passionate about gardening and I guess I am going to get to learn a lot here. Thank you so much for sharing your posts here.


  21. Hello Aunty(If I may call you so), you have a beautiful garden, your blog is very inspiring. My husband is a very big fan of organic farming, but we have our reasons to not start one in a piece of land. But I am glad i stumbled upon your blog. I will surely seek tips from you some day 🙂

  22. Nammu says:

    I am designing a courtyard garden (2nd floor upwards) and need to know which trees / plants can be grown there. What should be the soil layer height? Its for a mansion in Hyderabad, India in case you need to know the climatic conditions.

  23. Thank you for dropping by Malcolm’s Corner and liking ‘Pickled Onions and Thatched Cottages’.

  24. eswari says:

    Hi your terrace garden is very nice, especialy morning glory very cute.
    I am also very much interested in gardening.Is it possible to get morning glory seeds.
    pls reply

    • gardenerat60 says:

      I am looking at lots of seeds on the plant. But the intermittent rains have soaked them. I actually bought the seeds from the seed shop in Hyderguda. In case I can collect seeds later, I will def. write to you.

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  26. Aadi says:

    Thanks for dropping in on my blog…
    A bit busy here… Hence no posts for a long time… Will check yours definitely… 🙂
    God Bless

  27. R.V.Prasad says:

    it is very nice blog for gardening. I am from Secunderabad, having a small terrace garden at my home in padmarao nagar. keep blogging.

  28. vyshnavi says:

    Hi I’m vyshnavi from secunderabad I’m interested in terrace garden I would like to know how to start and where do I buy seeds please help me

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Hi, please open Facebook and join “intipanta/organic kitchen gardening” group. Also join “intipanta” in googles group.

      plenty of information available . we are also having a meeting in Lamaakan banjara hills. Gardening Meet at Lamkaan on 14-Sep-2014 (Sunday) from 3 pm to 6 pm

  29. Arjun says:

    *How should i contact you?

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thanks Arjun. Right now it is not convenient for me, but if you are interested, please contact our Facebook group “Intipanta/organic kitchen gardening:”. Many avid gardeners are around.

  30. Prashant says:

    Not a relevant post but I found your comment on http://www.cakesandmore.in/2011/08/no-knead-whole-wheat-bread-easy-and.html about wheat gluten powder in Hyderabad. Did u manage to find it ? Drop me a line if u can. Thanks a lot

  31. Martian says:

    Glad to meet you

  32. Dreamz says:

    Very good blog for gardening..

  33. Rashmi Mishra says:

    I am looking for a workshop on kitchen gardening for beginners.

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