7 Vegetables to grow in a pot which are perfect for every Indian home.

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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.

1. Beets

Did you hear about the vegetable that lowers your blood pressure and increases your brain function?

You can’t ‘beet’ that!

two leafy beets grown in a pot

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 🙂

2 Beans

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’).

Beans plant grown in a pot at home

Following are the two varieties of beans which are easily available in India:

  1. Pole

  2. Bush

Variety selection depends on the decision whether you want to grow your beans vertically or as  bushes. Pole beans are extremely easy to grow but need support of mental/wood bars or trellis. Pole beans grow vertically & look pretty but also create a lot of shadow. On the other hand Bush beans are dense & packed close.

You can grow the beans in a pot or on a free garden soil. Keep the soil moist during the first 7 days so please water these newbies often during the intian days. Beans do not need plenty of fertilizer as these produce their own fertilizer on their own. Keep the beans in rows with a 36 inches gap between two rows.

3 Carrots

Q: How can you make a soup rich?

A: Add 14 carrots (carats) to it.

Funny but true 😀

Are you interested in growing carrots in containers? If yes, then you must use a soil which has sufficient humus, is well drained & loose. sandy, Loam soil with adequate amount of humus is ideal for growing carrots in an Indian vegetable garden. Carrots grow with a beautiful red color and optimum size when the temperature is between 15°C & 20°C. Also, plant right after the monsoon to get gorgeous red roots.

person holding bunch of carrots plucked from a pot

Water the crop moderately as Too much moisture causes short carrots with light colour and a larger radius. When the top 1 cm of soil layer dries up then only water the crop. Sow carrots at least 1 cm deep in soil & keep them at-least 15 cm apart. If growing the carrots in a pot inside your home make sure they get 3-4 hours of sunlight daily. Provide the nutrition in the form of organic neem or age old plant materials like flowers & stems.

Enjoy the juicy, tasty carrots in your salad, as a sabji, in soup, cutlets, chinese cuisine and many more!

4 Eggplant 

Any pot which can hold up to 5 inches depth can be used for growing eggplant. However, use a stake to hold the plant. Water the plant on alternate days as over & under watering may damage this plant.

two Eggplants grown in a pot in home garden

Use large containers to support the roots of such a heavy plant & to allow full growth. The ideal medium to grow brinjals in a pot is to use 2 portions of great quality potting soil and one part sa

5 Onions

Onions are an integral part of Indian food and used almost daily in our kitchens. It’s a great idea to grow your own onions (Specially looking at their high price :P).

Three containers with soil and onion crops

Onions are a cool climate crop so it’s best to plant onions in the beginning of the winter season.

Green onions grow well in containers as compared to the bulb onion/common onion. For growing the bulb onions you require a pot which is 4- 5 inches deep which allows the onion to grow freely to a bulb size.

6 Tomatoes 

It is your right to have juicy and fresh tomatoes; you can certainly grow them in pots. However, you must try first a dwarf variety like ‘Bush Big Boy’ in a 5-inch deep container. The popular dwarf varieties are;

Cherry tomatoes planted in a big pot

Cherry tomato
Plum Yellow
Window Box Roma
All these varieties fit perfectly in smaller size containers and pots.

Therefore, by now you must be intrigued enough to start planting vegetables in containers. You can Find the seeds & other gardening supplies in Pune here:

Naik Krishi Udyog & Co


Riccia Seeds & Garden

Thanks you Team Ogling Inches

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