Best Tips for Terrace Garden Beginners
In this Pandemic we have some adverse impacts like mental fatigue and anxiety. Best way to overcome this is engaging ourselves in some creative activity, 'gardening’ .Nowadays most people living in apartments, terrace is the suitable space for garden.
Selecting Plants depend on the local climate
If you Like to start a garden on your terrace, When selecting your plants as per the local seasonal patterns. “For an Example, Bengaluru plants like spinach, fenugreek, amaranth, coriander, mint and vegetables like tomatoes, eggplant, capsicum, beans, cabbage, cauliflower etc Grow all year long
Trim the Infected part in the plant
Trim the flowering plants regularly using a rust-free scissor/cutter to ensure bushy growth with lots of flowers. Also, cover the tip of the stem which is trimmed with some soil to protect it from infections. Also Add some compost to the soil immediately after Cutting to boost the growth of the plant.
Plants as Pest Repellants
Also it is advisable to grow aromatic plants if one is Decided to Start a vegetable garden. Aromatic plants ( E.g.- Curry leaves, Doddapatre, Lemongrass, etc) have a strong aroma It will help to confuse the pests.
Compost For the Plants
Generally the soil should be fertile, should has the correct levels of moisture and minerals. Good soil with the perfect amount of organic manure and vermicompost is good for plants.
Coco peat is a Perfect choice for Terrace garden , It helps in water retention, aeration for roots and protects the plant from soil fungus. Mix the Cocopeat with soil or apply 1 inch of coco peat layer over in the potter/planter to retain moisture.
Watering the plants
Some Type of plants require more water,Another type of plants need less. So, it is Crucial to monitor the requirement of water Regularly. It also depends upon the season, If it’s Summer one needs to water the plants 1-2 times a day and If it’s Winter water the plants every alternate day .