Gardening in Lock Down Days, Terrace Gardening

How To Start Terrace Gardening in Lock Down Days

How To Start Terrace Gardening in Lock Down Days

How To Start Terrace Gardening in Lock Down Days

How To Start Terrace Gardening in Lock Down Days

Hi all , We hope you are fine and doing well. First of all We request you to take care of you and your family and Your locality by obeying the rules that are imposed by the Government . Please follow Basic precautionary measures For preventing The COVID-19 virus .

We all are finding it difficult to be in home with plenty of free time. As we are beingGardener , we can try to do gardening with the material we have at our home . In this article we are going to provide basic ideas how to start gardening in this lock down .

We can start Gardening with the things that are available in our home. Gardening in this time may not look great but it will give you good experience which will be useful in your gardening journey . We request all Gardeners to advice your friends to start gardening in these lock down days . Once they experience the joy of gardening sure they will thank you for your advice .

The basic and essential things to start Gardening are Containers and Seeds . The other things like Vermi compost , Neem Oil  , water sprayer we can manage .

In general we use plastic pots or Grow Bags as containers  . Due to lock down we may not get them . If possible you visit your nearest Nursery . You may get Vermi Compost and Coco Peat and Plastic pots in nursery . Please visit nursery if that is in the permitted distance (within 2-3 Kms ) from your home .

Containers :

If you dont have any nursery near your home you can try old Paint Buckets or Plastic Buckets  or old plastic containers . Even you can use water bottles as containers based on their size . In the least case and for ” temporary purpose “ you may use plastic bags as containers .

Seeds

When coming to seeds , due to lock down you may not get the seeds of different types . Here we suggest you some basic seeds that you can get in home or in grocery shops . In general we will suggest any new gardener to start with leafy vegetables . Leafy vegetable germination will be high compared to other seeds and growth rate of Leafy vegetables in high. This good germination rate and high growth rate will give you boost to try other seeds like Vegetables and fruits in future . So always start gardening with leafy Vegetables .

Yo may try below mentioned seeds

Coriander Seeds :

Coriander Seeds

Coriander is the basic seed that we may get in our home or in grocery store . Try coriander as first seed to start with in your gardening . Take some coriander seeds available in your home or in grocery shop . Fresh seeds will germinate more compared to old stock . Please check for freshness before sowing them . If seeds in your home are old stock then get seed from grocery store .

Get the seeds and soak them in water for whole night . When you put them water some of the seeds will go down other will be on the top of the water .Pick the seeds that are in water , they only germinate . Sow them in soil in the depth of 0.5 -1 inch . Wait for 3-5 days they will germinate .

Fenugreek Seeds :

Fenugreek Seeds

The other seed you can try is Fenugreek / Methi . You can find the seeds in our home or in grocery store . Take some Fenugreek / Methi seeds available in your home or in grocery shop . Fresh seeds will germinate more compared to old stock . Please check for freshness before sowing them . If seeds in your home are old stock then get seeds from grocery store .

Get the seeds and soak them in water for whole night . When you put them water some of the seeds will go down other will be on the top of the water .Pick the seeds that are in water , they only germinate . Sow them in soil in the depth of 0.5 -1 inch . Wait for 3-5 days they will germinate .

Chilli Seeds

Chilli Seeds

You can also try Chilli seeds . You can find the seeds in our home or in grocery store . Take some Chilli seeds available in your home or in grocery shop . Fresh seeds will germinate more compared to old stock . Please check for freshness before sowing them . If the seeds in your home are old stock then get seeds from grocery store .

Get the seeds and soak them in water for whole night . When you put them water some of the seeds will go down other will be on the top of the water .Pick the seeds that are in water , they only germinate . Sow them in soil in the depth of 1-1.5 inch . Wait for 5-7 days they will germinate .

Mint Plant

Mint plant

You can plant mint using its stem. Bring a mint from your nearest grocery store, You may use its leaves except the top leaves and take the stems of atleast 8 cm of length.  Place the stems in a glass of water, Within 5 days roots will be developed and shall be ready to be planted in a container filled with soil.

If your store bought mint already have roots then you can plant them in a container directly without waiting for roots to grow. The mint grows 1 or 2 feet long.

There are other things you may try , like Ginger and Potato . If you are interested to continue further , drop your comment so that we will guide you to how to deal with other options available in these lock down days .

 

6 thoughts on “How To Start Terrace Gardening in Lock Down Days

  1. Dr VP Maurya says:

    Hi my plants is infested with red spider mite. What to do.

    1. admin says:

      Neem oil Spray is the natural pesticide used to kill red spider mites. You can Buy Neem oil at https://www.beinggardener.com/buy/neem-oil-buy-online/

  2. Shifa says:

    I want more tips on gardening. As I am a beginner

    1. admin says:

      Sure we will try our best to provide .
      Thanks for your interest

  3. M S Gawde says:

    My rose plant is going die …. new stems are now being dry what can I do …. How I can save it

    1. admin says:

      Please give it moderate Sunlight for the plant .

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