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Yellow hibiscus blooms for many days

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Though hibiscus , portulaca and other flowers are as colourful as roses, in most cases, the flower will bloom for only one day, and then the flower will wilt and die. On the other hand, a rose flower, like an orchid, marigold will last for many days, so these flowers are more costly compared to other flowers
However it appears that a new variety of hibiscus is being developed
The hibiscus flower is blooming very slowly, however flower is blooming for many days
It appears to be a new variety of hibiscus , which is not easily found in goa and elsewhere . More scientific information will be appreciated

Four o clock plant flower finally blooms

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Growing plants with a limited water supply is a major challenge for the google competitor who finds that google associates are sabotaging the pump in her house
Some four o clock plants had automatically grown in the compound as the domain investor does not clean the front yard, so that seeds from birds and animals are not thrown out
The mirabilis jalapa or four clock plant had grown more than 1 year ago, however it had died in between when the domain investor was unable to water the plant.
However when watered, the plant revived itself and on 29 May 2018, one dark rani pink flower finally bloomed
Many seedlings are also available, anyone interested can contact

Marvel of Peru, Mirabbilis Jalapa seedlings available

Monday, May 21st, 2018

A limited quantity of Marvel of Peru, Mirabbilis Jalapa, four o clock flower seedlings available in panaji, goa in may 2018
These plants are fairly hardy and will have bright dark pink flowers.
The flowers will open at approximately four o clock in the after noon, 4 pm and close the next day after remaining open throughout the night.
However the plant will have to be watered regularly.
Anyone interested in the seedlings can send an email to info@textads.in

Marvel of Peru, Mirabbilis Jalapa seedlings available

Monday, May 21st, 2018

A limited quantity of Marvel of Peru, Mirabbilis Jalapa, four o clock flower seedlings available in panaji, goa in may 2018
These plants are fairly hardy and will have bright dark pink flowers.
The flowers will open at approximately four o clock in the after noon, 4 pm and close the next day after remaining open throughout the night.
However the plant will have to be watered regularly.
Anyone interested in the seedlings can send an email to info@textads.in

Climbing on walls to collect flowers

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Most flowers are usually fresh for a day, then they wilt and die. However some people will put their life to great risk to collect flowers. On 14 September 2016, at around 7.15 am , a young woman dressed in a black top, with red leggings was spotted clambering on the walls trying to pluck mogra flowers from a shrub at the entrance of Lake View colony in Panaji, goa.
The mogra plant was growing in the compound of a house, and some branches with flowers are growing outside the compound, which some people like to pluck to get flowers for worshipping their home or home decor
The young woman was perched very precariously on the walls of the road, trying to reach and collect the white mogra floowers.
Instead she could have asked the plant owner if she could collect the mogra flowers and done so safely. Alternately the flower plant owners should collect and sell these flowers

Seed paper from 21Fools

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

While there are many foreign websites which are selling seedpaper , there are relatively few indian websites which sell seedpaper, and 21Fools is one of the few websites which sells seedpaper to indian customers. The seed paper is made from recycled paper, which in turn is made from waste fabrics. The seeds are embedded in the recycled paper during the manufacturing process. When the seeds will be dipped in water and placed in a pot, the seeds will germinate and grow into plants. However not much information is provided about the germination rates for the seeds.
At present it appears that 21Fools is mainly focussed on bulk orders and corporate customers , who may gift the seedpaper .
There is only item available for retail customers, however it uses four letter words
Most people interested in gardening in India today tend to be middle aged and older people as they have no other opportunities, there are few young people who have the time and inclination to do gardening, so cheaper seed paper would be greatly appreciated

White headed nettle growing wild

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Though goa has the largest per capita debt in India, there is no attempt to harness or utilize the natural resources of goa , instead officials are wasting resources chasing investors who may or may not invest in the state . While in other states herbal plants like white headed nettles are used as medicinal plants for preparing herbal medicines, in goa despite the abundant rainfall these plants are allowed to grow wild.
In August september many of these plants which germinate when the monsoon starts in June , start blossoming on the footpaths and other places in posh colonies in paanji. Their distinctive small white flowers are immediately visible to anyone who is observing
Root, stem, flower, fruit, leaves of the plant can be used for various herbal medicines and not much irrigation will be required

Most people only grow flowers in their home garden

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Any empty space can be used for gardening, however it is noticed that in most urban homes in small towns, most people are only growing flower and ornamental plants, almost no one is growing any vegetable plant in their garden. The flowers have limited value only making the garden colourful, and using for decorating at home, or offering to the gods
The lack of interest in kitchen gardening is because of the negative attitude towards people who grow vegetables at home, they are considered to be miserly, not willing to purchase vegetables. However few realize that it remains fairly difficult to grow any vegetables at home, a lot of seeds and money have to be wasted due to pests, unsuitable weather, soil. Some people may want to improve their gardening skills and starting a kitchen garden can be a good way to find out which plants can be easy to grow. Often people are unable to find time to visit the market, and a kitchen garden can help.

Monitoring and reducing chromium contamination

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Like most metals and chemicals, large amounts of chromium in the body can be hazardous to a person’s health , so it is recommended that chromium contamination levels in the environment are monitored closely. This is important in industrial areas, so that necessary measures are taken to reduce the chromium levels to conform to the regulatory guidelines. Normally Chromium is found in the soil and plants, and is essential for the normal functioning of the human body in small quantities. However when the human body is exposed to large quantities of chromium above the recommended levels it can adversely affect the kidneys, liver, respiratory and nervous system so companies which pollute the environment with chromium are expected to take necessary steps to minimize the damage caused.

Most people get the chromium they require for the normal functioning of their body from the food they eat, like coffee, tea, potatos, yeast, peas. Due to industrialization, some individuals are exposed to extremely high levels of chromium, especially if they are working in the chemical manufacturing sector or exposed to combustion of gas,oil and coal. Realizing the health hazards posed by these industries and combustion activity, the regulatory bodies like EPA have specified the safe chromium levels in an area. Industries who do not conform to these pollution control norms could face legal and other action, and their manufacturing license could be revoked in some cases.

Hence many of the firms involved in activities which increase the chromium levels in the environment, are consulting firms which specialize in environmental forensics, accurately measuring the chromium contamination levels in a particular area with the latest equipment and technology available, and then recommending suitable changes to conform with the pollution control norms . The pollution control firm may recommend some changes in the manufacturing process so that less pollutants are released to the environment or that the chromium will be treated so that it is not released to the environment. In some case the chromium may be collected and sold to companies in the steel, paint, paper,cement sector, who require chromium as a raw material for their manufacturing process. Insurance policies may be used to reduce the financial burden to the firm implementing chromium pollution control norms.

Lady finger flowers

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

One of the easier plants to grow in a kitchen garden are ladies finger . There are many suppliers of seeds and they are fairly inexpensive compared to other seeds like karela seeds . The germination rate of these seeds is also higher.
However the person growing these seeds should protect the seedlings which are likely to be damaged quickly.
The plant will flower in a period of approximately 60 days, with a yellow flower, similar to a hibiscus flower
The ants in the area will pollinate the flower, and the ladies finger will be available for eating or cooking in a few days time.