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Four reasons to use cocopeat for your window ‘garden’

Thanks to cocopeat, a nature lover like me could realise her gardening dreams in a city like Mumbai

Living in a space-starved and perennially busy city like Mumbai means holding off on some dreams and aspirations. For me it meant putting a cap on my plans to have a kitchen garden where I could grow fresh veggies, fruits and herbs. And it didn’t help that in this concrete jungle of a city, green cover is so far in between – the nature baby in me is forever in want.

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Growing Basil in Mumbai (+Basil Pesto recipe)

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Simple guide to growing basil in tropical Mumbai, with an easy recipe to preserve fresh basil

Now I am no gardening expert – although my aptitude test did point out agriculture science as top three career choice, this post is about my experience growing basil in Mumbai. Apparently the warm and humid Mumbai climate is well suited for growing basil. It is such a treat to grow basil, even in a small window grill garden like mine. Not only do you get to enjoy cooking with fresh basil, it also fills your garden with an aromatic scent, which is known to repel pests and mosquitoes.

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