Acta Scientific Agriculture (ISSN: 2581-365X)

OpinionVolume 5 Issue 4

Terrace Gardening

Praneetha Gupta Komuravelli*

Agronomist at Simply Fresh Private Limited, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author: Praneetha Gupta Komuravelli, Agronomist at Simply Fresh Private Limited, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Received: March 01, 2021; Published: March 29, 2021

Citation: Praneetha Gupta Komuravelli. “Terrace Gardening”. Acta Scientific Agriculture 5.4 (2021): 86-87.

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What is terrace gardening?
  • Growing of fruits, flowers and vegetables in the terraces or balconies is known as terrace gardening.
Benefits of terrace gardening?
  • Fresh supply of pampered veggies and fruits directly from your soil to soup.
  • It helps in keeping your surroundings cool and refreshed.
  • Lessens the co2 levels in your area.
  • Improves the quality of air you breathe.
  • It keeps you detached from all the stresses and havocs in the world.
  • Gardening is always a great exercise, the more the efforts you put in, the more fit you stay.
Veggies that you can fit in your garden:
  • All leafy greens-spinach, Amaranthus, Coriander, fenugreek, kale, basil, mint etc
  • Vine crops-tomatoes, cucumbers, fruity peppers, gourds etc.
  • Others such as carrot, chives, spring onion, radish etc
Tips for a successful terrace gardening:
  • Proper drainage.
  • Make use of old containers, boxes, bottles etc for cost effective garden.
  • Avoid excess watering in the rainy season, water from the rains are sufficient.
  • Do not keep the plants too close, they will compete for nutrients, sunlight and water.
  • Use homemade compost for better results.
  • Start with the plants which are low maintenance, easy to grow.
  • Trim the flowering plants regularly with a rust-free or stainless-steel scissors to ensure bushy growth with numerous flowers.
  • Pinching the drooped flower stalk, should be done regularly to encourage more flowering and healthier plant growth.
  • A healthy garden must have a combination of different types of plants so that they attract essential pollinators.
  • Strengthen your kinship with your plants so that you can spend a quality time in understanding the lifecycle of the plants.
  • It is sensible to grow aromatic plants if one is planning to have a vegetable garden. Aromatic plants (E.g. Curry leaves, mint, marigolds, Lemongrass, etc) have a strong aroma that helps in repelling the pests.
  • Practice crop rotation, which means changing the crop of a single pot for every new time so that pest problem will be less.
  • Finally, patience is the utmost important factor for any successful garden.

Copyright: © 2021 Praneetha Gupta Komuravelli. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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