It’s been more than 6-7 weeks we are in lockdown. If you want to prepare lockdown vegetable garden to have consistent supply of fresh vegetables, this article is for you. Due to the crisis of corona virus, everyone in many countries are confined to their homes, supermarket are closed and resulted in creating global food problem. So, growing your own vegetables is one of the best things you can do. You can grow any vegetable in balcony, terrace, patio or rooftop.
Starting lockdown vegetable garden will not only provide you fresh and healthy vegetables, but also kills boredom.
How To Start Vegetable Garden In Limited Space:
Due to this corona virus lockdown, you can easily fight with the problem like scarcity of vegetables by growing them in small space of your balcony, patio or terrace. Select crops that will provide you with sufficient nutrients and before you start, here are some things to keep in mind.
- Choose fast growing vegetables.
- Select plants that grow well in small spaces and produce more.
- Your first priority should be quick growing crops.
Vegetables For Lockdown Garden:
You must consider vegetables like beans, carrots, beans, gourds, beetroot, radishes, garlic, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes and spring onions.
Consider Leafy green vegetables like spinach, lettuce, green beans, kale, romaine lettuce that grows absolutely well in containers.
Herbs For Lockdown Garden:
Start growing herbs like lemongrass, catnip, mint, parsley that are rich in minerals, vitamins, nutrients and have several medicinal properties.
You can also grow herbs like cilantro, rosemary, chives, sage, fennel and thyme easily in containers.
Make sure to place them near windowsill so that they get enough sunlight for them to grow well.
Weeds are another excellent option for your lockdown garden as they are easy to grow and packed with essential nutrients as well. Grow purslane, which is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin C and E.
Seeds To Choose In Lockdown Garden:
Even though it’s difficult to get seeds in this critical condition, check out your fridge or pantry for seeds and use them to grow herbs and veggies. You can grow onions, coriander, fennel, avocado, and garlic pods or peas seeds in the containers. Similarly, you can use seeds from peppers, lady fingers, and tomatoes.
How To Care For Lockdown Vegetable Garden:
- Choose a container which is about 12 inches wide with proper drainage holes and maintain the moisture of soil with regular watering.
- After sowing seeds, place the container in bright sunlight and protect them from direct sun. South facing windowsills are the best place and don’t forget to rotate the container when needed for proper sunlight.
- Don’t use chemically filled fertilizers, if you want to use fertilizers for your home prepares organic fertilizer from vegetable scraps for your plants.
- Prevent your plants from pests by following some best remedies like Epsom salt, white vinegar etc.
- Make sure to keep your plants safe from harsh sunlight, winds, rain and frost by following some necessary measures.