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.