@sumanrathi what will you say if i tell you aloe vera (that too not so perfect. some of them are with black patches) is sold at 120/kg in some shops. there is a company that is promoting fresh aloe vera juice and there are stalls all over and another company that removes a slice of the flesh and packs it. at 25rs/100gms. i used to tell a relative of mine who was looking for business that the herbal juices will be the best business and he laughed at me then around 5-6 years back, and today i feel sad he lost the best opportunity. I used to have a big garden on my roof. now in this place the roof is damaged and the other owners are not happy about me having a garden. i still have few herbal plants in my balcony. tulasi, betel, omavalli, aloevera (for emergency), and sometimes i grow mint, methi and now i have some ponnaganni growing. not much sunlight and it is just a very narrow balcony and used for more than just plants. so i wish i can go back to my own place and start gardening again. http://www.indusladies.com/forums/gardening/76931-the-mini-pharmacy-your-garden.html Both my husband and me want a small farm house with loads of land. he wants me to have a space to garden to my heart's content. let us see what the future holds for us..