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Mihika Jindal

Flowerpots at your doorstep

There are only a handful of things that are yet to make it to the e-commerce world. While you collate that list in your mind, feel free to strike off plants, as Meragarden has stepped in to deliver plants and garden equipment to your doorstep; a neat way to get your greens without having to step out looking for nurseries and managing soil.

They are offering a range of plants — from regular outdoor varieties to indoor ones, flowering plants, herbs, plants suited for office spaces and a recently-added selection of bonsai plants. To make things more interesting, one can choose the colour of the pots and the size of the plant. Besides potted plants, you can also order for seeds for flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. Further, Meragarden delivers gardening accessories including planters, tools and ornaments to add that zing to your localised green space. Beyond the wide world of plants, they offer a vegetable gardening kit, a pack that comprises of a compact pot, plastic gloves to keep your hands from getting dirty, a spray bottle for daily watering and a flat weeder to help you plough. This is accompanied by a 5 kg sack of soil, which is a researched mix that facilitates plant growth and is pest resistant. has a systematic layout that makes navigating the website very easy. All the plants are neatly slotted under different category tabs listing their extensive range alphabetically; an easy way to search for a specific type. The most exciting bit, however, is the way they deliver. Their "How it's done!" tab illustrates how they pick the freshest plants for their customers, which are then provided a new home and a soil mix, packed in a customised box designed to keep the plant safe and living, before it's finally delivered right to your doorstep with a plant card.

They deliver all over India and have a provision for cash on delivery in place. You can also opt to gift these plants with a personal note to raise environmental awareness, in syc with their philosophy. To highlight that all greenery should be acknowledged and promoted, they are currently running a #selfiewithaplant challenge, where you post a selfie with a plant on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #selfiewithaplanet and #meragarden included and invite three friends to complete the challenge within 24 hours, earning yourself a chance to win a gift. So let's make every plant count. — Mihika Jindal

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