How to set up kitchen garden on your terrace ?
Are you new to gardening and not sure how to get started? Let us help.
Here’s our quick guide for the beginner vegetable gardener on how to plant a vegetable garden. Starting a vegetable garden at home is an easy way to save money also.
Space & Selection of containers:
Start Small !
Remember this: It’s better to be proud of a small garden than to be frustrated by a big one!
Keep in mind when figuring out what to plant in a garden with vegetables that you don’t need a large space to begin. If you choose to grow in containers, you don’t even need a yard. A deck or balcony may provide plenty of space.
While selecting the containers, there are a few options available. One can select different pots for different vegetables or large sized rectangular containers (above 30 inch) to grow them together.
8 to 10 small pots of the size of 6 to 12 inches or 2 to 3 large containers would be more than enough.
For small spaces, we have a very good option of tower planters or pot stands with hanging baskets. These allow us to grow vegetables one above the other.
As a general rule, select as large a container as possible. Small containers dry out more quickly and need daily watering.
If you don’t have a spot in full sun to plant a garden with vegetables, you can still grow many leafy vegetables such as lettuce and spinach. And if you’re in a hot-summer climate, cool-season varieties such as peas may do better in part shade.
There are various vegetables, which can be grown indoor with partial shade. Get more information of such vegetables here: Want to start gardening but No Sun ? Try these easy vegetables.
Most vegetables need 4 to 6 hours of sunlight which can easily be provided by keeping them near a window or balcony or on the terrace.
Get more information about setting up a new garden here :
New to Gardening ? Try these easy vegetables
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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.
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.