Are you sick of filling your supermarket bags with shrivelled, frozen veggies labelled as “organic”? You are certainly not alone. City dwellers typically have to make do with pricey and mediocre veggies, greens, and fruits from supermarkets or grocery delivery apps in search of fresh, organic food. However, there is a simple remedy. Why not try your hand at growing your own vegetables? Before you disregard the notion because you have a ‘brown thumb,’ we have some simple tricks to help you start your own vegetable garden.
The seeds for this can be found in your kitchen, in dried red chilies.
Combine equal parts cocopeat, compost, and perlite in a mixing bowl (or tiny pieces of thermocol). In a tiny container, soak the potting mix overnight in plenty of water. The next day, carefully push each chilli seed into the soft soil and cover with mulch/hay. Every day, water the seeds until they sprout into little saplings. As soon as the leaves appear, transplant each seedling to a bigger pot with a height of at least 20 inches. The plant should be watered every day until it blooms. Reduce the frequency of watering once the flowers have bloomed. Harvest the chilies once they have fruited.
Tomatoes are used in practically every cuisine, from a simple garden salad to a scrumptious sauce. Here’s how to raise your own tomatoes in your own backyard.
Combine 25:15:30:20:10 sand, red soil, compost, cocopeat, and neem cake in a potting mix. In the potting mix, sow the tomato seeds equidistant from one another. Moisten the seeds once they’ve been planted. Mulch the seeds with hay/dried leaves and partially cover them to create a semi-greenhouse effect. Every 2-3 days, spray the seeds with water until they sprout. Transplant the sapling into a big pot and stake it on all four sides with stakes after it has four sets of true leaves. Add a teaspoon of compost to the tomato plant once a week until it blooms. Spray diluted neem oil in a dishwashing solution on the tomato plant once every 15 days to protect it from mealybugs and leaf miners.
On a steamy bowl of stew or a tropical salad, who doesn’t appreciate aromatic and fresh coriander? Every meal to which these little leaves are added is sure to have a lovely scent. It’s also really simple to cultivate them on your own.
Take a handful of coriander seeds and softly crush them to split them in half. Soak the broken seeds overnight in water. To produce the potting mix, combine equal parts sand, red soil, cocopeat, neem cake, and compost. Drain thoroughly and scrape lines through the potting mix to sow the seeds. Evenly distribute the seeds along the scraped lines. Lightly cover the seeds with dirt and dried leaves. Using a small amount of water, mist the surface. Spray the seeds with diluted buttermilk once every 15 days after they have sprouted. Plants should not be overwatered. When the coriander is ripe, harvest it.
Vegetable gardening at home is becoming increasingly fashionable these days. People want to cultivate items in their own gardens for a variety of reasons…. Some individuals are concerned about the use of chemicals/pesticides in vegetables and fruits, while others like being in nature and find working in the garden calming. Some enthusiasts also produce unusual crops that are difficult to get across in stores…. Whatever your reasons for wanting to cultivate your own veggies, it should be enjoyable for you rather than a job….
And we hope you found the information in the preceding post useful.