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Monday, September 30, 2013

Garden Update-Death of the Sweet potato vines!

Actually my sweet potato vines,they died almost more than 7weeks ago.
I did the mistake of trying to transplant fully grown,very very long
vines into newer pots so that I can place them in the balcony.

My balcony is VERY VERY WINDY...and needless ,within a day of placing
the REPOTTED long adult vines in the balcony,the wind SNAPPED most of
the vines-and infact,the wind possibly was so fierce during the night
after transplantation,it uprooted all the repotted vines(roots and
all) and the next morning,to my horror, I found them DANGLING in
air,away from the pots.

Actually,NOT so great :(( (insert very sad face)
The sweet potato vines were the only PROUD GLORY of my mini apartment

Guilty as charged.
I killed perfectly healthy vines-with my thoughtless transplantation.

Honestly,I didn't realize that my balcony WAS THAT SUPER-WINDY,till
ofcourse,the vine uprooting incident happened.
Hopefully,lesson learned.

Why did I transplant them in the first place you might ask!
Actually,I had these sweet potato vines growing in one of my
superbright bathrooms on the SUNRISE side-where they could catch
adequate sunlight each morning during and after sunrise.
Since, I live alone and My apartment has two bathrooms,I figured that
I could make good use of the space and sunlight in the bathroom that i
WAS NOT using .It was a great idea,too,especially for the sweet potato
They seem to grow better in partial shaded areas,like say,my
bathroom,which was essentially a covered area for most part except for
the bright window in the bathroom.
These vines tolerated INDOOR conditions so well.for so long too.

I would highly suggest SWEET POTATO VINES to all INDOOR PLANT enthusiasts.

I have tried and tested them for almost a year indoors and they
survived very very well inside the apartment.They even thrived under

So,why did i decide to transplant them?
well,the vines grew so tall,they were visible through the windows and
I was worried that my neighbors might think that I am trying to grow
certain types of secret plants that people usually grow in bathrooms.I
I mean.I wanted to show my neighbors that I AM ONLY GROWING SWEET
POTATO PLANTS..i am a goody goody person...
Hence,the decision to replant them outside and also,CLEAN UP AND
RECLAIM my spare bathroom for ummm,bathroom uses!

Anyways,long story short!death of vines!

So,well,after the death of my old sweet potato vines,I kinda was too
sad to plant new ones.Then,finally,last week,I planted new
ones,outside .I don't OVERWATER THEM...and they don't seem to grow as
fast if you don't water them adequately!
They are still alive though!yay,cheers!


Friday, September 20, 2013

INJUDICIOUS AND IRRESPONSIBLE USE OF CLINGWRAP-single use plastics and how to avoid using them!

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What is clingwrap?
It is a very very thin layer of plastic which kinda clings to the
things it is used to wrap.The clinging quality comes from the static
electricity that exists on its surface.
NOW,what is clingwrap mostly used for?To keep things from losing
moisture,To keep things moist by providing a physical barrier from air
drying things out.

You often see people using cling wrap to cover up their pasta dough or
pastry dough while they rest it.So,essentially ,they are using a piece
of plastic that takes THOUSANDS OF YEARS to degrade ,to keep things
from losing moisture for a MERE FEW HOURS.
Once that resting period for the dough is over, people ,just remove
the clingwrap and promptly THROW IT WAY ..They don't RE-USE that cling

So,CLING-WRAP-USERS are building up the world's plastic waste that
takes thousands of years to degrade, just so that their ball of dough
doesn't dry out?WTF.

Also,commerical food stalls are using clingwrap to keep their
sandwiches from drying out.Again,once the consumer eats up the
sandwich ,the clingwrap promptly goes to the garbage and landfill and


Supermarkets are using cling wrap to cover up their fruit punnetts,so
that their fruit stays plump and moist for longer..Again,once the
buyer buys the punnett and opens up the clingwrap and consumes the
fruits,not only the clingwrap but the punnett too, goes into the bin,
from where it goes to the landfill and then takes thousands of years
to degrade.

Again,Even if this clingwrap is of the RECYCLABLE VARIETY,most of it
never really gets segragated by users into the degradable bin and sent
out seperately to the recycling center.

Even if this clingwrap essentially does get recycled on the odd chance
,how many times is it re-recyclable? Can it be recycled repeatedly
forever?or does it eventually get sent to the landfill after one
recycling and reuse?

In my personal opinion,USING CLINGWRAP to keep things moist for a few

What is the solution/replacement for CLINGWRAP AND SINGLE USE PLASTICS?

For keeping dough moist-All you need to do is put your pasta dough
into a bowl and cover it with a ceramic or metal lid.The ceramic or
metal lid is reusable and washable and is VERY EFFECTIVE in keeping
the dough moist till you are next ready to use it.

For keeping sandwiches moist at a store-PAPER BASED or butter paper
based sandwich boxes work so well to keep sandwiches or other foods
moist.PAPER is definitely recyclable ,so is, butter paper or waxed
paper.And surely,such packaging material DOESN'T take 1000 years to
degrade even if they don't get recycled!

For covering fruit punnetts in supermarkets-Here I am thinking real
hard of a suitable packaging material, that not only keeps fruit in
place inside the punnett ,but also prevents the fruit from dehydrating
quicker and well,is easy for the personnel to pack fruit in! HMMM

What were supermarkets doing for fruit before clingwrap came into such
wide usage?
They just used to load them up in large crates and customers would
just PICK up their choicest fruit and buy them..
.I see no harm in doing so even now,instead of using lots of
NON-BIODEGRADABLE PUNNETTS for fruit!what a waste!
Just hire personnel to sort fruit into EXTREMELY
RIPE,MODERATELY RIPE AND UNRIPE and place them in separate crates on
the floor at the supermarket.

The personnel that are usually in charge of packaging
fruit into punnetts can now be incharge of sorting fruits into
crates.That way, all fruits don't ripen quick and together and get
wasted.and that way,over-ripe fruits that are still edible but might
spoil in the near future, can easily be picked out and disposed off to
homeless shelters or be sold of at a lower price .Good idea?yes!

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