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Naga Linga or Shiva Linga tree | The weird and mysterious

Naga Linga or Shiva Linga Tree – The weird and mysterious

You must have seen naga linga tree in the lord shiva temple near you. In your region it must called in different name. Naga Linga is considered to be loved by lord Shiva that is why in most of the lord shiva temple you will see Shiva Linga tree.

Naga Linga is know as Couroupita guianensis in scientific name. It is generally called Shiva Linga tree in india.These are the regional name of Naga Linga Nagalingam in Tamil, Nagalinga Pushpa in Kannada, Nagamalli or Mallikarjunaflowers in Telugu.

Shiva Linga tree




Naga Linga is called cannonball tree, it gets its name because of the shape of the fruit it has like cannonball.Cannonball tree fruit is large in size and spherical in shape.

“One interesting fact about the cannonball tree is that its fruits as quite large, round and thick just like a cannonball. When these fruits fall on the ground, these make such a loud sound that people fear that an explosive has burst. For safety reasons, these trees are never planted near footpaths or passages as anyone could get hurt by this falling fruit.”

When the fruits get ripened and fall on earth, they burst open with this loud crack and a smell comes off. This attracts animals and insects to come and eat it. Then they spread the seeds through their dung.



Shiva Linga Tree Information

Shiva Linga or kailashpati can grow unto 35 meter tall. These Shiva Linga.

Th Trunk looks covered in flowers. Amazingly one tree can bear up to 1000 flowers per day! The flowers have a strong scent, and it increases at night or in the early morning.

The Shiva linga flowers are comparatively larger and can grow up to 6 cm in width. Those are brightly colored with the six petals. In the flowers, you can see shades of pink, red and yellow.

Couroupita Guianensis

Cannonball Fruit Information

As we know fruits are used to spread seeds of the tree shiva naga is also do this by having 60 seeds in the cannonball fruit. Some fruits can have unto 150 seeds in the fruits.




Do you know Naga Linga tree can hold 150 fruits at time. it can take up to one year to grow fruits.

 

 

 

 

Plant Grow Lights india

Plant Grow Lights india

Due to increase in the Concreate jungle getting sunlight is harder. Even in cities like Delhi people are suffering from vitamin D deficiency due to less exposure to sun.So we have created a blog post on plan grow lights india that can help you choose best grow lights online.

What is grow light

Grow light is a LED light source that will work as sun for small plant so gardener can grow plant in shade.

These lights are in different shape and size according to the need of the gardner.

 

Is Mango Tree Evergreen Find out about Delicious Mango plant

Mango Tree Evergreen

The scientific name of mango is Mangiferaindica and it belongs to family family Anacardiaceae of the flowering plants. Mango is native to Indian sub-continent.Mango Tree Evergreen details are provided in this blog post.

Is mango Tree Evergreen plant?

Yes, Mango tree is evergreen Plant.

Mango tree perennial evergreen plant also used as shade tree, can grow in tropic subtropical or mediterranean climate. Leaves color is green in oval shape with pointed edge of the plants sometime can give the fragrant of the fruits. There are a variety of evergreen trees like Pine, Spruce, Fir and many more. They provide year-round interest, shade and screening.




Can mango trees survive frost?

Yes, Mango tree are hard in nature so it can survive the hard frost.

Do mango trees lose their leaves?

Deciduous plants are those that lose all its leaves seasonally. … Between deciduous and evergreen plants are the semi-deciduous plants which shed off leaves as new ones spurt and grow. The mango is an evergreen tree as far as I know although there is at least one website that describes it as “nearly evergreen”.





How to Select Gardening Services Guide and Checklist

Gardening Services

We are publishing this blog post near the Christmas season. In this Christmas season gardening services are in demand in USA. But there are many gardening service provider now days and how will you find the right gardening service provider.




We are here to help in choosing the best gardening services near you.

 

Indoor Gardening Tips and Ideas

HOW TO MAKE INDOOR FAIRY GARDEN WITH VAISHNAVI

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF?
Food and Fashion influencer, Jewellery designer and a Graduate in Bachelor of Business Management with a big heart for nature defines a lot about me. Being food and fashion enthusiast, I started my blog ‘Grubmode.com’ that defines ‘grub’ means food, ‘mode’ means fashion. My life is all about the love to experiment with Fashion and Food.

I love exploring new places and wanderlust from the heart. As a Gemini, who has traits of multi faceted personality; I am a different person every day, who is driven by a passion for learning something new every day and every moment.

YOUR INSTAGRAM PROFILE IS SO BEAUTIFUL I GUESS YOUR HOME IS ALSO BEAUTIFUL.

Thank you for the compliments, it really means a lot to me. I believe in keeping my home beautiful as it is the place that I spend most of my time. We forget to enjoy and feel the small things of life which bring us priceless happiness because of a regular hectic schedule.

I took a step to bring “INDOOR DECORATION” inside my living which keeps the house beautiful, the indoor decoration can make even the small house beautiful, AGREE?!



DO YOU LIKE ROOFTOP GARDENING IDEA?

OF COURSE, I DO, we actually do enjoy nature right?!

After all who doesn’t enjoy having greens at their house ?, and I completely believe that gardening is a great workout and spending minimum 30 minutes at your garden will reduce stress. In fact, University studies show that gardening for just 30 minutes a day can have real tangible health benefits.

Besides burning hundreds of calories weeding, digging holes and planting; gardening is said to increase flexibility, strengthen joints, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and even lower your risk for diabetes. So this is one of the best workouts to get around the house.

So this is the best workout to get around the house.

 IF YOU HAVE TO GROW EVERY FOOD THAT YOU USE FOR YOUR SELF FOR YOUR ENTIRE LIFE WHAT TYPE OF PLANTS YOU WILL GROW?😜 ONLY 5

Aha! That’s a tricky one, but being honest I would like to grow tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onions, chillies and bell peppers I prefer basic veggies in my garden as it is vital in daily life.

WHAT TIPS DO YOU GIVE TO OUR VIEWERS TO STAY FIT AND HEALTHY LIKE YOU?
  • Intake water: On an average, a person should have 3-4 litres of water on a daily basis. But if you need to find the exact water requirement of your body then just divide your total weight by 16. For instance, if your weight is 60 you need to have 3.75 litres of water for your body to function properly.
  • Say yes to fat: Fat is important for your muscles to repair themselves after a strenuous workout. But more than that, it is excellent for bone health. Unsaturated fats — such as Omega 6 and Omega 3, found in olives, walnuts, almonds, pecan, brazil nuts and flax seeds — are a must-have
  • Watch your eating habit: No matter how busy you are, never skip your meal. It slows down your metabolism rate. Also, don’t stick to one type of food; add varieties in your meals. That way you can kerb your desire to indulge and personally I never diet, I intake and eat everything crave but working out for an hour is mandatory.
  • Sleep: Even if you just get out for a walk a few times a week, exercise is important for being fit and healthy. Cardiovascular exercise helps to strengthen the heart and lungs, strength training helps to strengthen the muscles and stretching helps to reduce the risk of injury by increasing flexibility. Exercise also improves circulation and body awareness, and regular exercise can help combat depression.
WHAT IS THE BEST GARDEN YOU EVER VISITED?

Lalbagh botanical garden in southern Bangalore, This garden is a home to a various variety of flora and fauna.

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TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITE HOBBY THAT IS GARDENING?.

I love gardening, and that is a part of my daily routine now. Credits and kudos to my lovely mother. She always had interests about plants, flowers and growing organic vegetables. Yes, now as her daughter I have inculcated this hobby of her.

My mother and I believe that a garden teaches you to look at living things. You cannot keep a garden if you are not aware of the seasons or if you don’t understand why a plant might thrive in a certain place and die in another.





My personal belief is that my mother thought, in some ways, that God was not only in temples but also in the nature of wellness. So by stopping to see how each plant is doing was a form of compassion.

We have to learn a lot from plants – they can suffer from winter wind and things like that, but they have the strength to repair themselves. Isn’t that amazing? Every time I see a bud blooming, that brings a smile on my face, and whenever I am sick my mother never lets me touch the plants too.(yes, not kidding) the best lesson she gave me is that gardening applies to our own lives too

WHERE YOU GET IDEAS FOR BEAUTIFUL TERRARIUMS PLANT GARDEN.

Terrariums are those where we grow plants inside a glass jar or a container which contains soil. A terrarium can be closed and open terrarium, Terrarium are often kept as a decorative or ornamental item and I really love this idea. And the ideas and thoughts I get while I create them are endless, nevertheless, I experiment with them every time, results may differ some may turn to be beautiful, some crooked, but terrariums have nothing in particular though.

I customise terrariums based on themes, I usually create with a simple house theme, adding few miniature elements ex: ladybugs, pebbles, chairs and create an environment just like a garden using succulents.

WHAT IS YOUR TOP 5 GARDENING POT FROM YOUR HOME
    • Basic nursery pot
    • Hanging pots
    • shaped mud pots
    • Ceramic pots
    • Plastic containers from amazon

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Rudraksha Tree | Information and Details and Rudraksha Benefits

HOW TO GROW TREE AND RUDRAKSHA BENEFITS

Welcome to our Guide About how to grow Rudraksha Tree from Seed. This Blog involves Complete Tips and Rudraksha benefits.

Rudaraksha benefits

RUDRAKSHA BENEFITS  – A SHIELD AGAINST NEGATIVE ENERGIES

  • For somebody who is always progressing and who eats and rests in different spots, Rudraksha is a decent support since it makes your very own case vitality.
  • You may have seen that when you go to another place, some of the time you can nod off effortlessly, while in certain different spots you can’t nod off regardless of the possibility that you are physically drained.
  • This is on the grounds that, if the circumstance around you is not helpful for your sort of vitality, it won’t let you settle down. For sadhus and sanyasis, spots and circumstances could inconvenience them since they were continually moving. One of the tenets for them was never to put their head down in a similar place twice.
  • Today, by and by, individuals have begun eating and resting in better places due to their business or calling, so a Rudraksha can be useful.
  • Something else is, sadhus or sanyasis living in the backwoods can’t drink water from simply any pool in light of the fact that multiple occasions in nature, the water might be harmed or sullied with certain gasses.
  • If they somehow happened to drink it, it may injure or even murder them. On the off chance that a rudraksha is held over the water, if the water is great and drinkable, it will go clockwise.
  • In the event that it is harmed, it will go anticlockwise. It is additionally a method for checking the nature of sustenance. On the off chance that you hold it over any positive pranic substance, it will move in a clockwise heading. On the off chance that you hold it over any negative pranic substance, it will move in hostile to clockwise heading.




ORIGINAL RUDRAKSHA TEST – GENUINE RUDRAKSHA

Customarily, Malas were dependable managed by individuals who held it as a hallowed obligation in their lives. For eras, they did just this. They additionally made their living out of it, yet on a very basic level, it resembled a consecrated obligation of offering it to individuals. Be that as it may, once the request turned out to be excessive, trade came in.

Today in India, there is another seed called Rudraksha which is a toxic seed, which develops broadly in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and that range. To take a gander at, both these seeds appear to be identical.

You can’t have out the effect. Just on the off chance that you take it in your grasp and on the off chance that you are touchy, you will know the distinction.

This ought not to be worn on the body, but rather these are being sold as genuine globules in many spots. So it is essential that you get your mala from a put stock in the source.



ORGANIC FARMING ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

ORGANIC FARMING ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

WHAT IS ORGANIC FARMING

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) study team on organic farming “organic farming is a system which avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetic inputs (such as fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, feed additives etc) and to the maximum extent feasible rely upon crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, off-farm organic waste, mineral grade rock additives and biological system of nutrient mobilization and plant protection”.

If you live in a wealthy nation, where people can afford to indulge in luxuries, you might get a better price for organic crops.

That is because a lot of people who don’t know any better (or choose to remain that way) imagine that conventional farming is damaging the environment and producing food with harmful levels of pesticide residue. Some even believe that organic food is more nutritious.

ADVANTAGE OF ORGANIC FARMING

CONSUMER BENEFITS OF ORGANIC FARMING
  1. Nutrition – The nutritional value of food is largely a function of its vitamin and mineral content. Besides organic farming does not affect soil ecosystem.
  2. Poison free – A major benefit to consumers of organic food is that it doesn’t contain any kind of toxic chemicals loke pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. According to a survey by the New South Wales Central Cancer Registry, in new south wales, the new cases of cancer has risen 50% in just 32 years.
  3. Food quality – Humans can taste the food they ingest. Organically grown food tastes better than that conventionally grown.




GROWER’S ADVANTAGE
  1. Disease and Pest Resistance -Organically cultivated foods have more resistance than normally cultivated food.Organic foods usually don’t get affected by pests.
  2. Lower Input Costs – By definition, organic farming does not incur the use of expensive agrichemicals. The greater resistance of their crops to pests and the diseases save farmers significantly inexpensive insecticides, fungicides and other pesticides.Fertilizers are either created in situ by green manuring and leguminous crop rotation or on-farm via composting and worm farming. Biodynamic farmers use a low-cost microbial solution sprayed onto their crops.
  3. Drought Resistance – Organically grown plants are more drought tolerant. chemical fertilizer is soluble, plants are forced to imbibe it every time they are thirsty for water.

ORGANIC FARMING DISADVANTAGE

There is no evidence to support these inchoate fears and thoughts. Both conventional and organic farming can be carried out in an irresponsible way. Statistics show no public health problem created by eating conventionally grown food. In fact, the dangers from e. Coli and other pathogens present in uncooked organic food are substantial.

  1. Productivity -Though industrialized farming is more productive but over the longer time frame, productivity advantages dwindle
  2. Cultivation – While their conventional counterparts may sow by direct drilling of seed into herbicide treated soils, organic farmers are usually at least partly dependent on cultivation to remove weeds prior to sowing
  3. Time – Indeed, organic farming requires greater interaction between a farmer and his crop so that, naturally a single farmer can produce more crop using industrial methods.
  4. GM Crops –  Conventional growers, on the other hand, are free to “take advantage” of GM crops.
  5. Skill – It requires considerably more skill to farm organically




Vertical Garden India | Details about Vertical Gardening

VERTICAL GARDEN INDIA TOOLS TIPS AND MUCH MORE

It’s no secret that India is one of the most crowded countries in the world, and when it comes to gardening our biggest problem is one of space.

Like buildings in Japan, we have found that gardening “up,” or vertical gardening, is one of the most effective ways to save space while also keeping our country green.

This method of gardening involves stacking pots in an inclined manner and is best suited for plants that don’t mind being rootbound.

VERTICAL GARDENING IN INDIA – A BIT OF BACKGROUND

Bangalore was the first city in India to start vertically gardening on a large scale. Here, plants can be seen growing from metro pillars, adding a sense of beauty to the concrete previously covered with posters.





Eventually, many of the highways will be decorated with plants which will function not only aesthetically but also to absorb emissions from the cars driving near them.
According to SayTrees on Facebook, over 3,500 saplings of 10 different species have already been planted in the gardens.

The gardens are fed automatically and organically via an automated drip irrigation system. Sapling growth is maintained and monitored by the organization’s volunteers and they hope to one day increase the aesthetic value of the 9-kilometer area by installing these gardens on every metro pillar.

STEPS TO GROW YOUR OWN VERTICAL GARDEN

1. FIND A WALL WITH ADEQUATE LIGHT.

Any wall is good, but it’s always better if you choose one that gets more natural light, even if indirect. If finding a wall with adequate light is a problem, one solution is to get creative! Makeshift “walls” can be made for very little using PVC frames drilled with holes for hanging or mounting plants. These makeshift walls can be equipped with wheels to enable movement from window to window (for best light between seasons) or even indoors to outdoors.

If you’re in an apartment, consider using a balcony if you’re on an upper floor, or even ask your upstairs neighbors if they mind having something hanging from their balcony. In many cases, people don’t mind the addition of a natural touch to the building.

2. PREPARE YOUR WALL WITH THREE CHEAP LAYERS.

A wall itself isn’t going to cut it! However, all you need to get started are three layers: a frame, a plastic sheet, and some porous gardening fabric (All of which can be picked up at the local home goods store). The frame will allow you to hang or stack plants from holes or rungs. Again, we suggest using PVC as it is cheap and easy to assemble into any size frame.

The plastic provides protection between your actual wall and the water used to irrigate the garden. This may also extend downwards to catch any excess water and prevent leaking if gardening indoors. The fabric functions as a medium for the roots to grab ahold of, since this method is soil-less.

3. CHOOSE YOUR PLANTS.

The location of the wall will determine the kind of plants you will want to plant there. Nupur from SayTrees tells us: “For indoors, we use plants that grow in shade, and for outdoors, we use sun-loving varieties. Again, for balconies, we use semi-shaded plants.

Vertical gardens even work as an attractive room divider. In offices, where we get indirect light, we use sturdy indoor plants.” If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask the local nursery for recommendations – they are there to help with these kinds of projects!

4. DECIDE HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO WATER YOUR PLANTS.

If you’re really tech-savvy, you can install a drip irrigation system as the one SayTrees uses in Bangalore to automate plant growth. All you need to do at that point is turn on the tap and walk away. Otherwise, you can use a hose for outdoor walls and a mister or watering can for indoor walls.

One thing to note: Because this method does not require a medium or soil, it is important to substitute the natural minerals a plant would be getting from the soil with a water-soluble fertilizer that is appropriate for the types of plants you have growing. The walls can be adapted with soil, however, it may prove to be more of a hassle, especially if you are trying this method indoors.

VERTICAL GARDENING TOOLS AND POTS ONLINE INDIA

These are the best tools you can get online for your first vertical gardening project.

BUY 64 POTS FOR VERTICAL GARDENING 

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Why Buy this – Retro and hotels to get the fresh look or to make the simple wall an attraction point.

PLANTERS VERTICAL GARDEN GREEN PANELS ( 3 FRAMES + 9 POTS )

Why Buy this – If you want to grow simple herb garden you can try this simple vertical garden pots.




VERTICAL GARDEN PLANTERS IN INDIA

THESE ARE THE BEST VERTICAL PLANTERS IN PUNE DELHI AND MUMBAI

  • Studio Machaan – studio Machaan does awesome work of bringing Gardening with modern Decoration. They offer a one-stop solution in terms of terrace garden needs – conceptualization, designing, and execution of Terrace Gardens
  • Sanjay Nursery – Number one in the vertical garden category, Sanjay gardening has a lot to offer for you guys.
  • Chhajed garden – This company provides the vertical garden solution for Pune, Delhi, and other Major City too.
  • Green Wall – New To This category but growing at good Speed.you can Checkout this option before start working on your vertical gardening.
  • Natura India – If you want to know some Data about vertical gardening in PDF.

Do you like to grow a vertical garden? them please just share this blog with the friend and discuss vertical garden.




Bel Patra Benefits and Information about Bel Patra

BEL PATRA – SHIVA’S PLANT

Bael is an indigenous fruit tree of India. The deciduous tree with trifoliate aromatic leaves is traditionally used as a sacred offering by Hindus in India to Lord Shiva. It is commonly planted in temple gardens.

Bael grows wild and semi-wild in the North India states of Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. There is no systematic or regular plantation of the ball except in Uttar Pradesh.

BEL PATRA IN HINDI

  • English name – Applewood, Bengal quince.
  • Hindi name – Bael, bel patra, Vili, Sriphal
  • Sanskrit name – Bilva, Sriphal, Pootivat, Shaelpatra, Lakshmiputra, Shiveshta
  • Gujarati name – Bael, Beelee
  • Marathi name – Bael
  • Punjabi name – Bae

BEL PATRA FOR LORD SHIVA WHY? HERE IS THE REASON

Bel tree is a very auspicious tree which is mentioned in AtharvavedaIatareya Brahman and Shatapatha Brahman.It is believed that the Bel patra tree was created by Lord Brahma. However, the tree originated from the right hand of Lakshmi due to her long penance.

There is a legend which talks about the origin of this tree. Lakshmi used to offer 1000 lotuses to Lord Shiva on every puja.

STORY BEHIND IT –

Once, two lotuses went missing from those thousand ones. At the time of worship when Lakshmi became extremely worried, Lord Vishnu said that Lakshmi’s two breasts are as pious and auspicious as Lotus and that she can offer those to Shiva. Then she cut off her breasts and offered them to Shiva. Shiva was pleased by her devotion and blessed her that, now onward her breasts will be there on the Bilva tree as fruits.

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The triangular leaves or 3 leaflets of the Bilva tree are offered to Shiva as they are very dear to him. Bilva tree is considered as the form of Shiva. It is also said that the worship of Shiva which is done without offering Bilva leaf is fruitless.

HOW TO GROW BEL PATRA

STEP 1 CLIMATE AND SOIL

Though Bel is a fruit crop of subtropical origin, it has got a wider adaptability and can perform equally well in tropical, arid and semi-arid regions. Fairly rich and well drained sandy loam soils with the sunny situation, warm humid climate are ideal for its cultivation. However, owing to its hardy nature it can be grown in the wide range of soil viz., sandy, clay, stone, acidic, alkaline, salt affected soils and wastelands etc.

STEP 2 VARIETIES

Some improved varieties developed by the agricultural universities and ICAR institutions are given below and these below mentioned institutes can be approached for further information on Bel cultivation.

Institution

Varieties

G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand Pant Aparna, Pant Shivani, Pant Sujata, Pant Urvashi
NarendraDevUniversity of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh Narendra Bael-5, Narendra Bael-7, Narendra Bael-9
Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. CISH B-1, CISH B-2
Central Horticultural Experiment Station, Godhra, Gujarat. Goma Yashi

 

STEP 3 PLANTING MATERIAL

Seedlings raised from seeds are not considered suitable planting material because of late bearing and not being true to the types which show great variation in form, size, edible quality and number of seeds. For commercial orcharding, farmers are advised to use planting material produced by vegetative propagation methods viz., patch budding and soft- wood grafting. Seedlings can be used as rootstock for producing true to the type planting material.

STEP 4 – PLANTING

Rainy season is the best time for planting. However, planting can also be done in spring season if irrigation facilities are available. Dig the planting pits of 1m x 1m x1m size at least one month prior to the onset of monsoon. Keep the planting pits open for 20-25 days thereafter; fill each pot with a mixture of top soil and 10-15 kg of FYM. This may be followed by irrigation to settle down the soil in pits. If depression takes place due to irrigation, add pit filling mixture to the pit. Plant the bell sampling at the center of the pit and provide support to the plant. Make a basin around it and irrigate gently. Do Mulching with dry leaves to conserve moisture.

STEP 5 – TRAINING AND PRUNING

Training and pruning are done during early years of the plant to develop a good and strong framework of scaffold branches. Cut the main stem at a height of 0.9-1.0 m. Heading back results in the formation of new shoots below the cut point. Retain 3-4 well spaced and well oriented new shoots (primary branches). Do keep the tree trunk clean i.e. without side shoots up to 60-75 cm.

This is required for carrying out intercultural operations smoothly. The primary branches become mature in 6-7 months. After attaining the maturity prune these primary branches to their 50% length. This induces new shoot growth on primary branches. Retain only 2-3 secondary branches per primary.

In bearing trees pruning is generally not advisable as this fruit crop bears fruits on one-year-old shoots. Pruning is restricted to central opening and removal of weak, dead, diseased, dried, crisscross and broken branches after fruit harvesting and before the commencement of new flush. Remove suckers from the rootstock time to time.

STEP 6 – NUTRITION

The plant produces a number of fruits hence the application of manures and fertilizers is beneficial. Apply 10kg farm yard manure, 50g N, 25g P and 50g K per plant to one-year-old plants.

This dose should be increased every year in the same proportion up to the age of 10 years, after which the fixed dose should be applied each year. Half dose of N, a full dose of P and half dose of K should be given after harvesting the fruits.

The remaining half dose of N and K should be given in the last week of August. Fertilizer application must be followed by the irrigation immediately.

STEP 7 – IRRIGATION

Young plants need to be watered regularly in summer and one-month interval in winter for their rapid vegetative growth and establishment.

In bearing trees irrigation is not required in dry summer, as it sheds leaves and resists hot dry summers. Irrigation can be applied at the time of new leaf emergence.

STEP 8 – PLANT PROTECTION

Bael being a hardy crop, there is no serious insect pest and diseases as of now. But sooty mold has been noticed in commercial bael orchards which can be managed by spraying wettable sulphur+chlorpyriphos/methyl parathion+ gum acacia (0.2+0.1+0.3%).

During new leaf emergence, leaf eating caterpillar is causing a serious problem and it can be managed by application of Thiodan @ 0.1%. Fruit cracking and fruit drop are two important physiological disorders found in bael.

These can be managed by providing good irrigation facility, making windbreaks around the orchard and by spraying borax @ 0.1% twice at full bloom and after fruit set.

BENEFITS OF BEL PATRA – BEL PATRA KE FAYDE

There are thousands of benefits of Bel Pta. In this Hot summer, it is really useful and refreshing.

  • different parts of the Bael plant are used for different health conditions. Special emphasis has been given to the ripened fruits which are not considered as healthy and if consumed, may lead to unnecessary bloating and indigestion.
  • Researchers are on to explore more on the hypoglycemic action of this plant and leaves have anti-diabetic properties. It helps to control diabetic polyuria. It helps pancreas to produce more amount of insulin, which helps to control diabetes.
  • In Ayurveda, there is a very popular group of herbs known by the term “Dashamoola”. These ten herbs are considered as the best anti – inflammatory and pain relieving herbs of all times. Bilva is one of the ten herbs mentioned in this group. Therefore, it can be widely used in a variety of pain producing conditions in the body.
  • Problems of the female reproductive system like Leucorrhea, menstrual irregularities, vaginal hemorrhages etc. are also relieved with the use of Bilva along with other herbs.
  • It also balances pitta related disorders in the body, effective in managing ulcers and infections.
  • The ripe fruit has laxative properties and it also helps to treat constipation. Unripe fruit is also very effective in treating dysentery, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal disorders.

ABOUT BEL PATRA

DESCRIPTION FOR BEL TREE, BILVA PATRA, BEL PATRA, 4 LEAF BILVA PATRA ( GROWN THROUGH SEEDS )

Bael is an indigenous organic product tree of India. Bael develops in wild and semi-wild in the North India conditions of Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. There is no deliberate or standard manner of bel with the exception of in Uttar Pradesh.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Bel patra, Aegle Marmelos, Bel Tree, Bilv, bael, Bengal quince, golden apple, Japanese bitter orange, stone apple, wood apple, bill, and bhel. Late Summer 10 to 12 meter Easy to grow.

INSTRUCTION FOR BEL PATRA

Bael plants ought to be planted at a separation of 8m x 8m (Budded plants) or 10m x 10m (seedlings). Pits of 90cm x 90cm x 90cm size are burrowed and loaded with a blend of topsoil + 25 kg barnyard compost and 50 g gamma-BHC up to a level of 6 cm from the beginning.

Water the pits to give the dirt a chance to settle down. February-March or July-August is the ideal time for planting.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun, Partial sun A well- drained, sandy loam soil. It can thrive even on poor, clay and stony soils. Keep soil moist throughout the growing season Can withstand low temperature even up to -7 C. Use any organic fertilizer

CARING FOR BEL TREE

    • Young plants are trained with the help of stakes so that they can grow straight.
    • Bael plants are most susceptible to water logging, care should be taken to avoid such a condition.
    • Suckers appearing from root stock should be removed periodically.

TYPICAL USES OF BEL TREE

Special features:

Culinary use: Bael fruits may be cut in half, or the soft types are broken open, and the pulp, dressed with palm sugar, eaten for breakfast, as is a common practice in Indonesia.
The pulp is often processed as nectar or “squash” (diluted nectar). A popular drink (called “sherbet” in India) is made by beating the seeded pulp together with milk and sugar. A beverage is also made by combining bael fruit pulp with that of tamarind. These drinks are consumed perhaps less as food or refreshment than for their medicinal effects.

Medicinal use: Bael benefits in healing digestive disorders, ulcers, headache, hypertension, diabetes, and numerous other ailments. The ripe fruit works as a laxative but is not digested easily. Unripe bael fruit, on the other hand, promotes digestion and cures diarrhea. Apart from the fruit, the root, bark, leaves, as well as flowers of bel tree, have medicinal value.