Managing Kitchen Waste : Composting at Home

One of the major problems that’s on rise in most of the urban cities is managing urban waste. An urban Indian citizen generates nearly 700 grams of solid waste per person per day that is nearly 250 kg in a year and around 60 per cent of it is made up of organic matter. The precious wet waste that can potentially become black gold, remains Continue reading

Indoor Plants to Improve Air Quality

Air purifying Indoor Plants

Did you know that certain plants are also powerful filters that purify the air around us? In fact, several studies have been conducted showing that some of these Indoor plants can rid a room of up to 89 percent of harmful VOCs like formaldehyde and xylene. If you think about the prices of some of those fancy air filtration systems out there, it’s a bit surprising that more of us don’t just purchase Continue reading

Organic Seed Treatment Options

Seed Germination

The purpose of any seed treatment is to improve seed performance in one or more of the following ways: 1) eradicate seedborne pathogens or protect from soilborne pathogens, 2) optimize ease of handling and accuracy of planting (reduce gaps in stand or the need for thinning of seedlings, particularly when mechanical planters are used), and 3) improve germination rates. In conventional production, seed is often Continue reading