The very same ingredients and chemicals that enable household cleaning products to keep our homes spotless, gleaming, germ-free and fragrant are also loaded with chemicals that can cause harm to humans and the environment.
Rooftop gardening is not just a hipster hobby nor just an activity with cosmetic benefits. It comes with real advantages for health and the environment and also can provide employment and socialisation opportunities.
Anaerobic organic composting is the new way ahead. With the BMC declaring that it would no more collect wet waste from large housing societies generating more then 50kg of wet waste, this has also become an important local concern.
Cleaning toilets is an arduous task! Stubborn stains and foul odour are some common issues perturbing several individuals. However, a great cleaning can easily help one evade this frustration with ease. Numerous commercially available toilet cleaners and disinfectants contribute to significant indoor pollution. Acid is a major component of these disinfectants which can potentially irritate eyes, nose, lungs and throat. It is imperative that these chemicals are kept out of reach of children. Most chemical fragrances can result in several respiratory ailments.
Soil microbes play a major role in almost all chemical reactions required for plant growth, which take place in the soil. This is the main reason why the biological composition of the soil essentially determines its fertility.
Compost is nature’s own way of recycling organic waste materials into a rich soil containing humus that benefits nature by enhancing soil quality. Though the process of composting may naturally take place in the environment, it may depend on numerous factors such as quality of waste, the climate, the abundance of biodegraders and most importantly the type of microbial population that dominates the entire process of composting.
Tomatoes are one of the most widely grown crops ranging right from small backyard gardens to large fields.
Viral infections in tomato plants may be caused due to numerous viruses. Most viral disease in tomatoes are caused by the tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) and tomato leaf curl viruses (ToLCV), however many other viruses may also cause significant losses of the crop.