Don’t worry about space, Organic Garten can help you get close to Nature. If you have a backyard, terrace or even a balcony you'll be amazed to see how much you can harvest with the little space. Freshly grown vegetables from your garden tastes better and healthier.
Growing your own fresh vegetable is possible with the limited space you have. Imagine going to your kitchen garden to harvest fresh vegetables for your daily needs. Home grown Spinach, Tomato, Coriander or fresh Mint can make a world of difference.
Any area that receives sunlight for about 3-4 hours a day is good to start with. South and West facing balconies get good sunlight. One can start with spinach, tomatoes, chillies, mint, coriander, radish which are easy to grow. Herbs, Foliage and Flowering plants can be grown in East facing balcony.
How Much You Can Grow?
It is not about the size of the space but what you do with it that matters.
In a small balcony of 4*6 area you can keep approximately 16- 20 medium size pots. You may go for larger rectangular grow bags for growing leafy vegetables. You can harvest them on weekly basis and coriander on daily basis. Tomatoes and Radishes can also be grown alongside to meet you kitchen needs. In a larger space you can increase the harvest by adding more pots. Make use of available surface, including the wall and railings. Hanging growbags can be used for vertical planting area.
Approximately, in 500 Sqft of terrace you can harvest almost all the vegetables for your daily needs. This may depend on the garden layout and the types of plants you may wish to grow.
Is your soil becoming like a mould?
Ordinary earth soil isn’t really a good choice for potting plants and it can dry fast and becomes hard.Porous potting soil should contain required plant nutrients for plants to grow. Ideal potting mix should equally contain Red soil, Cocopeat Organic Manure/Compost.
Convert Your Waste into Compost. You can make your own compost from kitchen waste like Vegetable/Fruit peels, Egg shells, Coffee/Tea grounds and Garden waste.
Pursue Your Hobby
Taking up any creative activity you are bound to be happy, gardening included. Gardening is a healthy hobby to keep one engaged for a couple of hours in a week and brings patches of green into a home. Flowers and Vegetables from your garden can make a world of difference.
It’s an opportunity for city garden enthusiastic to take a break from their stressful work life style and smile with flowers and vegetable from their own creation.
Teach Your Children
Does your child know where tomato comes from? Children would show keen interest in spending time in the garden helping to sow the seeds or watering plants etc. It is good to inculcate such good habits from an early age. They will be happy to see and recognise a tomato or a rose flower directly on the plant rather than in pictures and books.