Want to grow your own veggies but don’t know how to begin? For urban dwellers, a garden is often a rare luxury. Dealing with the double constraints of time and space, most horticultural enthusiasts have to limit their green thumb to bamboo shoot and indoor plants. The right mix of the soil, what veggies to grow and how to take care of them – here is your guide to a lush green urban terrace garden.
Vegetables and fruits can be grown also in courtyards, balconies and terraces. UV treated grow bags can be used if the garden is to be set up in balconies and terraces. UV treated grow bags can also be used in the courtyards if the soil is not fertile or shades of trees restricts the availability of enough sunlight, requiring shifting of the UV treated grow bags according to the position of the sun.If it is your first take at gardening, you can start with a small pot and single vegetable and than gradually expand to other veggies. Plants like tomatoes and chilies are easier to grow and do not require much care, so you can start with those.
Watering regularly is a must. In summers, your garden requires watering twice a day. In winters you can just press the soil with the back of your hand to check the moisture and water accordingly. Another important thing is enough sunlight. The terrace garden should receive at least four to six hours of direct sunlight, and in areas where the sun is too harsh, people can use a shade to prevent the plants from getting scorched.
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