Things to consider before starting terrace gardening
Gardening, Gardening Tips, Urban Farming Jan 23, 2020
Are you interested in Terrace Gardening?
Planning to start your own Terrace/Kitchen Garden?
Then you are in the right place!!
Most of the people who start their own terrace/kitchen gardening with high zeal quit with in short span.
So, what’s that lacking? Here are few simple things to follow to successfully maintain a terrace/kitchen garden.
You are not way too long to harvest your first crop hurray!!
Identify the Right Place:
Terrace, balconies and windowsills are the best place to start your kitchen garden.
Select a place where plants can get at least 3-4 hours of direct sunlight. Without sunlight most of the vegetable/fruit’s plants cannot live and produce.
For rainy season do the needful arrangements, so that water does not accumulate and rot the roots of the plant. Make sure the extra water drains out.
Design and Bifurcation of Place
Observe the selected place and make a note of sunlight pattern. Few plants need 6-8 hours of sunlight and few just 2-3 hours!!
Design the layout and place the plants as per its sunlight requirements and type of veggie plants like creepers, climbers, root veggies, leafy veggies and fruit veggies.
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Watering important and primary resource for plants growth. So make sure water is available on daily basis.
Try to use the water wisely, adopt rainwater harvesting, and reuse the water from kitchen.
Drip irrigation is easiest way of watering the plants. With automated device you can water the plants during your vacation too!!
Waste Management and Composting
Waste management is biggest problem in fast growing cities. Managing the food/kitchen waste at home using compost unit can contribute in dual manner 1. by producing the compost and 2. contributing to waste management You can shop the compost unit, which is available in varies sizes.
Gardening supply plays a huge role to make your garden management smooth and easy.
Getting family Involved
It is important to get your family involved in gardening activities!! First purpose is family time, quality time, and spending time with plants is a stressbuster for adults and fun for kids
Secondly, In your busy schedule any other family member can take care of basic activities of gardening which is most essential.
Nature takes its own time; nature cannot be forced!!
You will face issues initially never give up folks.
Seeds may not germinate, pests may affect your plant, you may not get the good yield but at all experience is most precious!!
And I am pretty sure you can definitely create your “Dream Garden” and harvest the crop super soon…