##Terrace Vegetable Gardening
There are some really interesting ways to incorporate the vegetable crops on the terrace. These alternatives are space saving and also a real eye-catcher.
The simple idea to cool down your home in hot summer is to set up a vegetable garden on your terrace or roof. Plants will cover most of the space and will absorb heat which lowers the temperature inside home.
Earlier in India, every house had a kitchen garden in the backyard. That culture got lost somewhere. We can bring it back by recreating a vegetable garden on the terrace.
Comparatively, vegetables get ample amount of space to spread on terrace, get enough sunlight, home gets very fresh organic vegetables to eat and in bonus what it comes is nice cool feeling in home without air conditioner !
It provides a great pass time for elder parents in family. In the evening it also becomes a venue for family get together.
One can choose the vegetables of family interests. There are a number of vegetables to grow in suitable pots or containers which avoid wastage of water and nutrients.
With little but proper care, we can grow vegetables of our own requirement without much expense of money and time.
We experience a great pleasure to see veggies on dinning table which are grown just a staircase away !
As with any kind of garden, success usually starts with the soil. Most vegetables do best in moist, well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter (such as compost or peat moss).
If you don’t have a good soil for vegetables, you can also buy ready to use nutrient rich soil.
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.