It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert at gardening, or even if it’s merely a hobby - gardening, giving love and care to plants and watching them grow is something which gives all of us a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. The only thing that makes it better is when the plants that we grow give something back to us! Vegetable gardening is a perfect example of this - give life to plants and nurture them, and they will give you deliciousness in return!
If you don’t have a garden, fear not! We have the perfect solution to that - an easy, at-home vegetable gardening kit. This contains 2 jute grow bags, coco peat, a khurpi and seed packets of 4 delicious, seasonal vegetables!
With this, you can grow your own vegetables inside your house, in the balcony or on a windowsill! For the winter season, our vegetable gardening kit contains the seeds of spinach, capsicum, carrot and green peas.
In this blog, we will take you through all the details you require to grow these 4 vegetables!
Carrot is a root crop and and requires some precautions. Make sure that there are no rocks or stones in the soil bed or coco peat before sowing the seeds. You can add a thin layer of wood ashes over the seedbed to make the carrots sweeter. On planting them, lightly mulch the seedbed to avoid soil crusting.
Add more mulch about 6 weeks after sowing them. This prevents the roots’ exposure to the sun, which makes them bitter in taste. Carrots are generally ready to be harvested in about 8-10 weeks. Drench the bed with water for easy harvesting!
Peas are pretty straightforward to grow and don’t require any extra precautions as such. They should always have plenty of water to prevent the sprouts from dying out.
Harvesting peas can be a tricky business. Use your nails or a scissors to pinch the pods. This should be done with the pods are well filled but before they begin to harden or fade in colour.
Leafy green goodness! Popeye’s fuel! Spinach is really easy to maintain and grow. Mix fertilizer into the soil before planting and then sprinkle the seeds on it! Water and mulch it regularly to retain moisture.
Cut individual leaves when they are big enough to eat and when the weather warms up, cut the whole plant close to the soil. It can harvested again when new leaves appear!
These are perhaps the easiest to grow at home. They need fertilizer before being planted and their ideal temperature should not exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This plant should also be kept away from humidity.
It has to be deep watered weekly for best results. You can begin harvesting once the apsicum reaches a usable size, and you can leave some on the plant to ripen further!
Here it is folks! Easy, low-maintenance, at-home gardening. You can find the vegetable garden kit here!
You can read our blog on winter-flowering plants here!