My daughter explains about the harvesting we did from our terrace garden. This video was taken about 5 years back. Now the garden is grown even bigger. Many varieties of flowers and vegetables are growing now.
Organic gardening is a way of growing plants that emphasizes the use of natural methods to promote plant health and control pests. Here are some basic steps to get started with organic gardening:
These steps can help you get started with organic gardening and provide a foundation for growing healthy and sustainable plants. With time, patience, and a little experimentation, you can develop an organic garden that is productive, beautiful, and ecologically sound.
- Choose the right site: Select a site with good sunlight and well-draining soil, and avoid areas with a history of chemical use
- Prepare the soil: Use a soil test to determine the pH and nutrient levels of your soil, and amend it with compost, well-rotted manure, or other organic matter to improve soil fertility.
- Choose the right plants: Choose plants that are well-suited to your climate and soil type, and consider their water and light requirements.
- Use companion planting: Consider companion planting, where different plants are grown together to promote healthy growth and discourage pests.
- Apply compost: Apply a layer of compost around the base of your plants to provide nutrients and improve soil health.
- Water wisely: Water your plants deeply and infrequently, and avoid overhead watering to reduce disease risk.
- Mulch: Apply a layer of mulch around your plants to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.
- Manage pests and diseases: Use natural pest control methods, such as introducing beneficial insects, to manage pests and diseases, and avoid the use of synthetic chemicals.
- Harvest and preserve: Harvest your plants at the right time for maximum flavor and nutrition, and consider preserving the excess for later use.