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Homemade Kesavardhini Hair Oil

“Kesavardhini” literally means hair vitalizer. This is very popular and widely used as a hair tonic in India and its well known for the amazing benefits it imparts. Commonly known as false daisy, Kesavardhini is very easy to grow and can be grown in small containers or grow bags.   The flower of kesavardhini is so pretty that you would…

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Wildflower Bouquets!

Wild flower bouquets “Where the most beautiful wild flowers grow, there man’s spirit is fed and poets grow” – Henry David Thareau And true to his words, it surely made me write a few lines because there’s something so alluring about wild flowers! They don’t get the limelight that some of the other celebrated flowers get but I am just…

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Vallarai Keerai Benefits & Delicious Recipes

Vallarai Keerai, commonly known as memory power greens, is a powerful medicinal herb that confers immense health benefits primarily for enhancing brain activity and nervous system functioning, besides helping with joint pain in arthritis, healing stomach ulcers, decreasing stress & anxiety and…being an overall skin and hair tonic too. Phew, this is a power-house greens and you need to include…

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Permaculture Patterns on my farm (PART 1)

I had attended an online permaculture design course a few weeks back and I have been itching to try my hands on them on my farm. I studied some of the designs and decided on which ones could be suitable for my farm. I also researched and planned what to grow on these patches based on some basic companion planting…

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Benefits of Musumusukkai – A Miracle Green

Let’s look at an interesting and lesser known green called Musumusukkai… Musumusukkai / Mukia maderaspatana belongs to Cucurbitaceae family. This is just to give you the necessary details to google it up in case you aren’t familiar with its common name. I was pleasantly surprised at the scientific name “maderaspatana” as in “Madrasa pattinam” the way Chennai was called in olden…

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Magical Colour Changing Lemonade

Magical Colour Changing Lemonade Today while I was at my farm, I walked past these pretty blue flowers. I would always think that I will get back to them later and collect some to show you something magical but always forgot in the rush of other things. This time guess what, I stopped and instantly gathered a few just to…

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Gongura/Sorrel/Roselle – A nutritious green

Gongura/Sorrel/Roselle – A nutritious green This native green which grows quite easily and profusely in the southern parts of India is known especially for the tangy and spicy chutney that is made using its leaves. That’s its call to fame I would say! If you are not familiar with it then let me give you it’s botanical name – Kenaf…

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DIY Rock Garden – Farm Project Series

DIY Rock Garden – Farm Project Series I think I didn’t tell you about the DIY Rock Garden I attempted to create, have I? I wrote an elaborate post on this and forgot to post it. Silly me…Well, this happened a few months back. We were spending our weekend at the farm as usual. There was a ton of work…

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