Why you must grow your own vegetables

The availability of home made products and the availability of an unlimited skill set has increased in the times of COVID-19 lockdown. Each person’s ability to be able to cook food and their ability to find alternatives to things or products has also enhanced. It would be a shame to let this opportunity go to waste. 


Importance of home made food is great but a greater importance is of home made ingredients. It is a known fact that food grown in your garden is far more nutritious and safe than the one you purchase from outside. The food you purchase from outside is not only comparably unhealthy but also requires a means of transportation that becomes a cause of pollution or perhaps requires you to step out over and over exposing you to pollution or other harmful bacteria present in the environment. 


It can be challenging growing all foods at home but at least some vegetables or fruits can be grown at home.  It will not only save you some cost in the future but also make you healthier than you previously were. No investment in yourself or in nature is small. 

7 vegetables you can easily grow at home: - 

  • Cilantro: - Cilantro can be grown in pots and even garden in beds. Cilantro comes especially handy while making some amazing dips or to freshen up the aromas of any meal. 
  • Potatoes: - Potatoes are the easies vegetables to grow. In fact, if you leave them in a cool damp environment for a long time, they eventually start growing roots. You can either put the overgrown potato in the soil or just slice it into half and bury them into the soil and simply wait for more juicy potatoes. 
  • Basil: - Basil is an amazing herb to have in your garden. You can simply cut it's leaves and pop them into your tea or use them in cooking. The best thing about basil is that it will always regrow. 
  • Turnips: - Turnips are root vegetables, and if you plant the roots, they will grow again. Just like you can replant potatoes and celery, you can do the same with turnips. They grow best in deep planters or gardens, but they can also be grown in large pots. 
  • Spring onions: - Spring onions are fresh and juicy onions of heaven. They are perfect for any meal of the day and are very high in nutrient content. All you have to do is put the bud of the onion in the water for a couple of days and eventually the roots start to show an then you can either cover it up with soil or leave it as it is in water. 
  • Lemon: - The love for lemon is something we share with everyone. Its zesty fragrance and it's citrus fruit both contribute equally to its popularity. Being an everyday consumable, the lemon tree is a must have. Just pick the seeds, clean and dry them properly. then plant them in your garden. 
  • Wheat grass: - For the most healthy routine and smooth body functioning, a glass of wheat grass juice right in the morning, gives your body enough energy for a day. Growing them is as simple as popping clean wheat seeds in a pot full of soil or simply laying them down on a bed of soil and lightly mix them with the soil. Once they grow, cut the leaves and put them into your blender. 

 

7 easy steps for planting a sapling: - 

  1. Collect Saplings: - Collect your saplings from a clean nursery or recover them organically from a garden. 

  2. Select an area to plant: - Try to choose an open area so air and sunlight can easily reach the sapling and it has enough area to spread its roots and at the same time, it will stay away from any obstructions and you can watch it grow.

  3. Dig out: - Dig a deep and wide pit in the ground, two to three times the size of the root ball of the sapling.

  4. Plant the sapling: - Gently remove the plastic or the container and place the plant gently into the center of the pit.

  5. Fill it with soil: - Once the sapling is in place, hold it firmly with one hand and gently but evenly fill the pit with soil.

  6. Water the sapling: - Once the pit is covered, moisten the soil. Make sure to not to over or under water it.

  7. Feed your plant: - Regularly water the plant. Provide manure when needed and weed out unwanted growth whenever you notice it. 

 

HAPPY GARDENING TO YOU! 

 

 

-(Gaurika Narang)

20 comments

mishti

what a great and nature friendly way to use science

Shireen Bhatt

Very Interesting and Innovative Idea! Really loved it! ✨✨✨

tina

lovely idea

rajan

so informative. just what i was looking for

niva

so thoughtfull

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