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Basics of Gardening / Landscaping
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February 1, 2014 - 1:40 pm
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Hi everyone,


I am new to Gardening. I would like members to help me regarding basics of gardening. we want to develop Greenery in a small plot near kalyan. 

Would anyone suggest any good article on this website or any other.


I have very little knowledge of gardening and have some queries:


1) What are the basic requirements for planting ornamental leafy plants if the soil qualtiy is not good. What can we mix with the soil to help growth of plants ? i had read about perilite, vermiculite and cocopeat. are they easily available.

2) what fertilizers should be added and after how much time it should be added again.PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT BASIC MAINTAINENCE AND CARE DURING DIFFERENT SEASONS.

3) how much water should be given to plants and is excess watering harmful for plants. what should be schedule for watering and what is meant by good drainage.?

I hope members will help me.






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Bangalore, India
February 4, 2014 - 8:48 am
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if the soil is not good, please use redsoil/ good quality soil from a nursery and add compost to it.
for growing in land perlite vermiculite is not erquired.

basic maintenance is regular watering, ensure plants dont have any insects or disease. this you can do by observing the plants daily to see any unusual color in the leaves.

how much water is litle difficult to answer . it depends on the size of the pot, age of the plant. if the plant is in the ground. it should not be a problem. ensure pots have good drainage. good drainage means, the pots should have drainage holes. water should not stagnate in the pot/land.

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February 5, 2014 - 12:11 am
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Thanks for your advice.

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