Are you tired of vegetables rates touching the skies? Tired of overstocking vegetables because it is cheaper on particular day? Why not grow your own vegetable at your home. Let Upaj Urban Farming help you create your own kitchen garden.
Selecting an Area for Kitchen Garden
Choose a location for the kitchen garden in such a way that there is sufficient amount of sunlight in that section. Decide the amount of space you going to use. Select a place where there is no water stoppage even after a heavy rain i.e. place has good drainage. An average family of 4-5 people require block of 20×20 foot to generate enough vegetable.
Forming the base
Forming the base for the kitchen garden is most important step. If you are planning to make your kitchen garden on the lawn, then you must see that the beds are raised from the ground. This will be helpful because if the soil is not draining well you can form a container with wood or stone. It is very important that you make the soil of the garden rich of nutrients and minerals. It is not so hard to make and has extraordinary results. To maintain the nutritional value keep adding little bit of red soil to it.
What to grow
The best thing to grow on our kitchen garden is what you like to eat. But people usually don’t tend to do so. If that is the case, I would suggest you to start your garden with salads. Having a salad garden is highly rewarding and easier to manage and grow quickly. You can grow different types of salads simultaneously. Parsley, basil, mint, chives, tarragon, sage, tarragon, thyme and rosemary are some of the herbs and flavor enhancers which can be grown.
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Mulch the soil
Once you are done with sowing of seeds make your newbie garden meet their best buddy Mulch. Cover the soil with dry leaves, organic waste like sugarcane bagasse, dried grass, straws and dead weeds. You can also added newspapers. This will help in reducing water loss during evaporation.
Add organic/natural fertilizer
Once the seeds have been sown, add a dose of semi liquid natural fertilizer every 15 days. You can make this natural fertilizer at home only. The fertilizer is made up by mixing fresh cow dung, cow urine, black jaggery and water. In case, if black jaggery is not available you can use glass of sugarcane juice or ripe jackfruits or bananas.