Growing vegetables at your own terrace have huge benefits. As an interior designer, we always suggest you grow your plants. Artificial plants are misery and nature is bliss. In These times of Balconies where you spend unnecessary to decorate it, it seems perfect to go for Peas or parsley.
Its not like, vegetables are not decorative plants, ultimately its your own space, you can grow whatever you wish to plus it will feed your family an organic produce.
Benefits of your own garden?
Saving money on grocery
It’s organic and chemical-free
good use of space
Reduce bad air around your home/ apartment.
To ease your query, our team of designers has shortlisted the below-mentioned vegetables which are easiest to grow.
You can purchase the seeds or plans from online sellers as well viz. amazon or eBay. All those have worked well.
Did you hear about the vegetable that lowers your blood pressure and increases your brain function?
You can’t ‘beet’ that!
Beets are one of the healthiest vegetables which is high in iron, vitamin A, vitamin C & fiber. Our Indian diet accommodates beets pretty well. If you are a beginner and trying to set up a vegetable garden of your own, beets should be your one of the first picks because these are easy to grow & maintain.
Beetroots are a cool season crop & can sustain cold & almost freezing environment which makes it easy to grow for people living in hilly & cold areas. Beets require at-least 4 hours of sunlight & better grows at the base of bigger plants.
The soil should be loose (Use a fork to sacken the soil) & drained soil which is medium rich.
You can grow beets in a pot or in the garden. In case you opt for a pot it should have minimum 12 inches of depth for the beets to grow freely. Before sowing the beetroot seeds keep them in water overnight & plant them keeping a distance of 10 cm from each other.
Harvest the beets after 2 to 3 months after sowing & make a great salad. Have a pinky glow 🙂
Beans are easy to grow and hence the best for the first time vegetable gardener. Beans are also super healthy & delicious ( We Indians can vouch for ‘Phali ki sabji’).
Following are the two varieties of beans which are easily available in India: