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Zahrah Nasir

The problem with the rainy season

The damp monsoon weather brings problems of its own that need to be taken care of beforehand as new seeds are being sown Published Jul 05, 2015 06:20am

A mixed bag

Get a hang on how to grow herbs and prune trees Published Jun 28, 2015 07:36am

Beds and borders

Create beauty around your house by well thought of flower beds Published Jun 21, 2015 07:01am

Start young

With a long hot summer in the offing, plant a lot of watermelons in your garden along with vegetables and flowers Published Jun 07, 2015 07:01am

Organic brews

Zahrah Nasir is a proponent of the use of organic methods of gardening; here she teaches us how to make organic sprays Published May 31, 2015 06:46am

Magic mix

Preparing compost is not difficult; you just need to know how to go about it Published May 17, 2015 07:13am

Shade and protection

Temperatures are soaring and it’s time to protect your plants from hot, blistering wind Published May 03, 2015 07:32am

Desert rose

If you have the will you can cultivate even in desert-like situations; you just need to know how Published Apr 26, 2015 07:18am

Waste not — organic compost

It’s easy and inexpensive to make your own with the right materials and good equipment Published Apr 19, 2015 07:42am

Some like it hot

Red or green, chillies add flavour and spice to most traditional Pakistani dishes Published Apr 05, 2015 07:27am

Soil improvement

Healthy soil is essential for healthy growth of plants Published Mar 29, 2015 07:20am

Pest control

Pests are harmful, but so are pesticides. However, there are alternatives to spraying poison on your plants Updated Mar 22, 2015 08:43am

The soil to hold on to

Read on to learn what only a few gardeners know — the various types of soil and how useful they are for plants Published Mar 15, 2015 06:35am

The soil to hold on to

Read on to learn what only a few gardeners know — the various types of soil and how useful they are for plants Published Mar 15, 2015 06:35am

Something to please the eyes

Fruit, vegetables and herbs are important, yet ornamental flowering plants are good to have around the garden Published Mar 01, 2015 06:58am

Too much of a good thing

Over-watering your plants can be as dangerous and under-watering them Published Feb 15, 2015 07:17am

Add colour and variety

Have a splash of colours this spring by planting multi-coloured varieties of floral plants Published Feb 08, 2015 06:51am