With a limited supply of vegetables and fruits available, the time is ripe to cultivate your own kitchen garden at home. Here’s how experts suggest you can get started
We’ve all struggled with procuring essentials in the last few weeks. In such a situation, wouldn’t it be so much easier if we had a few key ingredients growing in our own homes? Well, even if you’re a serial plant killer, there’s no harm in trying your hand at kitchen or urban gardening. And it really is easier than it seems. Here’s what a few gardening enthusiasts had to say:
- Pick a location that receives a minimum of 4-5 hours of sunlight.
- Grow seeds that are easily available at home.
- If you don’t have pots, use old paint cans, plastic bottles, takeaway containers, buckets, mugs etc (preferably 10 inches high), and drill holes in them for drainage.
- Use a potting mix or strain the soil that you have at home and enrich it with homemade compost (or blended banana peels) and coconut husk (instead of coco peat).
- Don’t overwater your plants; the soil must remain moist but not soggy.
- Regularly mulch your plants by adding dried and fallen leaves to them.