Complete Home Gardening (HB)

Complete Home Gardening (HB)
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Complete Home Gardening (HB)

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Publisher: Agrobios Publications
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PREFACE
Gardening is a creative art with living things. It caters food for your body and mind. In other words the garden produce nourishes both body and mind. We need food to eat for sound growth and development of the body. similarly the mind also need food which is however not concrete. The joy of creation and aesthetics can cheer your mind setting aside the monotony and gloominess. Fine arts and gardening are very absorbing any of which is taken up as a hobby or profession is apt to brace up the mental health. Prophet Mohammad rightly said, If though hast a loaf of bread sell half and buy the flower of narcissus for the bread nourisheth the body, but the narcissus the soil The English version by Crawford . Gardening comprises the culture of fruits, flowers and vegetables. They are grown in gardens as well as in the field. Generally, the garden produce is used in home. On the contrary, the field produce is treated as the commodities of commerce. The produce of the home garden is supplementary to the field produce. If the former runs short the price of the same commodities will go up in the market. Secondly, the produce of the home garden is fresh. On the other hand, what we purchase from the market are mostly stale or desiccated which have lost crispness. The horticultural produce of the market, be it from flower, fruit or vegetable, are in the main, brought from the distance places where they are grown in plenty and consequently the prices are cheap. Obviously they lose their freshness. The dry fruit, like nuts and
dates, are however the exception. The ripe fruits have less keeping qualities. So they are plucked in the immature stage and ripened artificially mostly with the chemicals which to a great extent are harmful to human bodies. In this context the fresh fruits from the home gardens are considered priceless. Similarly the supply of fresh vegetable from one s own garden ensure the better health of the nation. Hence the importance. The flowers brought from the market can beautify our homes but cannot improve our environment with green and other colours, with aroma and perfumes, with chirping birds and colourful butterflies, with reposing shades and restful groves. Drifting dust and sand from the desert, sea shores or from arid and erodable lands cannot make the environment pleasant. This can be prevented to a great extent by covering the surroundings with green of all sorts. Thus each green patch raised through the individual efforts adds to the greeneries of the country at large. This single compendium would supply the necessary know-how of the varied aspects of the technology Horticulture . Writing a technical topic in the popular style entails the use of easy to understand terms. On the contrary the jargon of the technical words cannot make the literature accessible to all. The experience of writing dozens of books in English and Bengali on gardening makes the author competent for presenting technical topics in a semi-technical form so that the reader without knowing the plant