Gardening is not just a hobby or fun. It is more than that. Gardening is always beneficial to our health & mind. It is rather necessity to live a healthy lifestyle. If you want to have safe & nutritious vegetables then nothing is better than homegrown organic vegetables. Those are fresh & free from all harmful chemicals. That is why this year I am growing many vegetables in my rooftop garden, that too without using any harmful chemicals. So here is a list of my homegrown vegetables in this winter season.
Many people would say gardening is very difficult and it needs a lot of knowledge. Every plants needs different fertilizers, potting mix etc. The care of each plant will be different. If you think so then you can not do gardening because that will be burdensome to you and within a few days you will be less interested in gardening.
Initially, I wanted to know care of each plant differently. I used to take care each plant differently. But I was not getting a good result. But when I tried to forget all such information and loving & caring plant naturally, then it becomes so simple.
I use many natural or traditional fertilizers, pesticide & fungicide. Even I started using homemade natural plant growth promoter. Surpassingly the result was much better than earlier days. I just bought one organic pesticide and one organic fungicide from the market. Rest of my garden needs are totally natural & homemade.
So here are the vegetables what I am growing this winter (November 2020)
I have total 14 brinjal plants in my rooftop garden.
I have 6 french bean plants.
Capsicum / Shimla mirch
This year, I am growing total 6 capsicum plants which are enough for my family.
Radish / Mooli
I am growing radishes in total 6-8 pots/grow bags time to time. These are my second bath of radishes.
Carrot / Gajar
I have carrots too in my garden. I have 3 grow-bags for this purpose.
Chilli / Mirch
There are approx. 8 chilli plants in the garden.
There are 7 dedicated grow bags for growing tomatoes in the garden.
Sheem/Sem phali/lablab bean/hyacinth bean
There are 5 lablab bean plants.
Onion / Spring onion / Onion leaves
I have one wooden homemade tray where I am growing some onions.
Spinach / Palak
There is one dedicated wooden container for spinach. I already harvested twice.
Coriander / Dhania
Coriander leaves are easy to grow. I have a wooden tray filled with soil (depth 3 inch). I am growing my coriander plants there. I planted one bitter gourd (karela) plant in the same tray too.
Culantro / Mexican dhania
Culantro (mexican coriander or summer coriander or bilati dhania) is essential for every home gardener. I have two clay pots where I am growing those culantro throughout the year.
Mint / Pudina
Every Indian home gardener should grow this because it needs a low depth tray to get plenty of mint leaves throughout the year. I had one cemented basin that I converted into a planter.
Kadi patta is an important herb that Indian people often need to make various dishes. That is why I kept one plant in my rooftop garden and another in my yard garden.
Apart from those I have also sowed bottle gourd (lau/lauki), bitter grourd (karela), okra (bhindi) seeds in December 2020 and a few of those already germinated.