Category Archives: Gourds

Slow Progress


Hyderabad , in the new state of Telangana, is reeling under water shortage, and hot humid weather since weeks. Failure of the monsoon is more pronounced in our state,  more so in Hyderabad. There are warnings about depleting water table, … Continue reading

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Progress after monsoon 2013


I am still guilty of not writing posts. When I compare my posts of last year this time, I find that my enthusiasm in gardening and writing about it,  have diminished. The factors affecting the blogging is still very much … Continue reading

Posted in Beans, Corn, Garden after rains, Gourds, monsoon, organic garden, snake gourd, terrace garden | Tagged , , , | 64 Comments

Trying Summer and welcome rains 2013


Flickers of  nagging plagued me for weeks, reminding my absence from the blog posts. I must admit that I was active on the much maligned social network,  posting about gardening and social activism ( mainly about water  and power supply … Continue reading

Posted in Beans, Brinjal, capsicum, Garden after rains, Gourds, growing papaya, Jasmine, monsoon, Panchagavya, terrace garden, Tree cutting | Tagged , , , , , | 64 Comments

When I am away….


Took a few days off from the daily grind and visited my granddaughter for Deepavali. I had a nice time, went around the town with her, enjoyed her baby talk, and questions, admired whatever she did, be it watching CBeebies … Continue reading

Posted in Brinjal, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Chrysanthemums, flowers, garden, Gourds, growing papaya, organic garden, terrace garden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 99 Comments

Progress of vegetable growth


This season, vegetable planting went a little haywire.You might have noticed my cribbing about lack of sufficient rains in Hyderabad, forcing me to rethink on planting new seeds. Meanwhile we had fairly good showers in August, giving me enthusiasm to … Continue reading

Posted in Brinjal, friends, garden, Gourds, Hyderabad, Plants, Terrace, terrace garden, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 85 Comments

Colours in my garden on a overcast day


It is raining almost all over the country. Yesterday was wettest in Hyderabad, I think. It was pouring throughout, the dampness is all-pervading., it is dark, even in the day time. Toady is little better, but still the sun-god has not appeared. I have been coughing … Continue reading

Posted in Betal leaf Plant, Birds, Cabbage, flowers, garden, Garden after rains, Gourds, Jasmine, monsoon, morning, Plants, rain clouds, Rain water, Seethaphal, terrace garden, yellow | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Lalbagh Flower show, a kind of scoop


This season, when you  are in Bangalore, you are amazed at the cool and moisture laden air. In Hyderabad, though it is pleasant, once the rain stops, we are back to our dry weather and hot climate. You are also attracted the idea of going out often, as living in … Continue reading

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Garden after the first rains


I know most of you have already read about everyone’s’ garden blooming after the rains. So what’s special about mine? It is special, because, we were so starved for water, the plants were wilting, every day  I was sending silent prayers, searching the sky … Continue reading

Posted in Brinjal, capsicum, garden, Gourds, Jasmine, monsoon, Plants, rain clouds, Revive, terrace garden, Uncategorized, wilt | Tagged , , , , , , | 70 Comments

Summer is here!


Looks like Summer is here with a bang. We hardly had any winter from end of Jan on wards. The mercury has been rising in the day time, creating a good chance for virus to spread infections like cold cough … Continue reading

Posted in Amrit Mitti, Cabbage, cowdung, Gourds, Jasmine, Panchagavya, Panchagavya, Seethaphal, Shade net, Terrace | Tagged , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Gourds, Cauliflower and year end.


This is my lone cauliflower survived till end of December and I plucked it on the last day of this year. It has grown pretty well, without usual pests and worms, (touch wood). I realized that in Hyderabad, anything grows … Continue reading

Posted in Bitter Gourd, Gourds, Growing Cauliflower, winter | 22 Comments