You don’t have to take a 30 minute ride to a park or a beach to unwind and enjoy a bit of fresh clean air. You can create a green space right in your home and make a whole lot of difference. And its not as hard as you think
Space is always a premium when it comes to terrace gardening. Make sure to use the right kind of vegetables and soil that will compliment each other. To start with, pick up suitable veggies, which are easy to grow like chilies, tomatoes, spinach, spices, etc. Also, make sure that the terrace location is such that it gets at least 5 hours of sufficient sunlight. This provies special and better nourishment to the plants. Water is the key source of nurture for any good terrace garden. It is important to regularly water the plants.
But, it is also important to note that there should be no overdose. Excess water causes damage and decay to plant roots, and washes away the nutrients of the plants. The magic to a terrace gardening is drip irrigation. The right type of soil is very important as the nutrients decide the growth of the plant. The right mix of soil requires regular soil, compost coir peat (or sand) and vermicompost in equal quantities. Apart from vegetables you can also grow fruit bearing trees like guava, banana, etc.
Terrace garden is a great solution for anyone living in a crammed flat or house with no no backyard. Terraces get plenty of sunshine. They are easy to maintain and are even great for growing organic vegetables and fruits and setting up a flower bed. Terrace gardening is also highly therapeutic. Spend just half an hour in the morning and another half hour in the evening tending your plants. Your stress and anxiety will slowly disappear as will any breathing problems you have.