If you want to live then you have to eat. If you want to eat then you have to buy vegetables, fruits, grains and other grocery items. Now if you want to buy those then you have to visit local grocery stores & vegetable shops. Can you survive without buying vegetables for two months? It is impossible. Right? But I did it because I am growing almost 80% of my vegetables in my terrace garden. I just need to buy potato, grains and a few spices. All those things I bought from the local grocery stores. But I did not need to visit any vegetable store for buying fresh vegetables. Yes, terrace gardening is super beneficial instead of developing a flower garden. It would be super beneficial if you develop a organic kitchen garden.
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If you do not like gardening then probably you won’t find it interesting. You may say that shopping is also an interesting thing even if it is vegetable shopping then too. But only gardeners will understand that how difficult it is to grow 80% vegetables need in your terrace garden. But if you take proper care natural way then it is not so difficult.
Here is the details of my kitchen garden that includes approx 60 pots/containers.
- There are almost 8-10 types of vegetables growing in our terrace garden. Those are okra, yardlong bean, ridge gourd, bitter gourd, brinjal, pumpkin, ash gourd etc.
- There are 4 types of vegetables what are more than our need. Those are basically yardlong beans (borboti in Bengali), bitter gourd (uchche in Bengali), brinjal (begun in Bengali), okra.
- I am growing some vegetable plants in batches. It mean there are a new batch of vegetable plants which are proving vegetables when plants from previous batch are dying. I am growing okra, bitter gourd, yardlong beans, ridge gourds, spinach in batches.
- I have a few types of leafy vegetable plants. Bengali people love leafy vegetables a lot. We often try different types of saag/shaak at home. So I am growing spinach, water spinach (kalmi), gotu kola (thankuni), malabar spinach (pui shak) etc.
- I am also growing some spices like chilli, mango flavored ginger, curry leaves etc.