Greenery makes us feel good but it’s almost impossible to have much trees and plants in the concrete jungle. People are busy in their daily chores and get tired after a boring and hectic working schedule. If you are also dealing with the same problem and looking for some soothing moments in your busy life then growing a garden in your terrace can help you add some life in your boring world.
Growing a terrace garden could be a lot difficult for a person who haven’t done any gardening stuff before but if you get access to some of the useful tips about growing a terrace garden and some basic garden tools then you have come to the right place. I have created this worthy list of top 10 tips to grow a terrace garden and this post is going to be a lot beneficial for you and will no doubt help you growing and maintaining your terrace garden.
Here are those top 10 useful tips:
- Choose Plants According the Local Season
Every place has different weather conditions and you must choose plants according the local season and weather.You can rotate plants of your terrace garden as per the season changes. In India there are three major seasons and it would be a great idea to rotate your plants and crops according to the season.
For example in winters you can grow a lot of vegetables including spinach, beans, garlic, onion, cabbages etc and in summers you can easily grow lady’s finger, cucumber, squash, watermelon and other summer vegetables.Rainy season is perfect for growing brinjals aka eggplant, cucumber, tomatoes, okra, beans etc. You should also rotate herbs and flower plants as per the weather conditions.
Different types of plants requires different amount of sunlight and exposure. A plant of okra and eggplant can thrive in direct sunlight but spinach needs less sunlight to grow well. Many flower plants and herbs also have same nature and that’s why it becomes necessary to place plants according their sunlight requirements.
3. Go Simple
Terrace gardening isn’t a rocket science and can be done in the simplest possible way. Using simple methods you can grow and maintain a beautiful terrace garden. Avoid going with overcomplicated methods you find on online platforms.
4. Regular Pruning
A terrace, balcony or urban garden lacks of space and thus you can’t let your plants grow big enough. Make sure to prune large shrubs and plants of your terrace garden to maintain their growth. After pruning always provide compost to ensure better regrowth of the plants.
5. Use Easy Compost
Are you still buying compost from market for your terrace garden?You can make you own compost at home with kitchen waste and fallen leaves. The purest and the most organic compost you can get at your home without much effort.
6. Crop Rotation
Crop rotation is necessary and you shouldn’t ignore this. Rotating your crop not only enhance the yield, it also makes your soil more fertile and help it not lose nutrients. Bring diversity to your terrace garden by planting different species of plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables and make it look better as well as boost the quality of soil.
7. Never Overwater your Plants
Overwatering practices is one of the common mistakes among the plant lovers and gardeners and doing this can kill your plants for surely. Some plants need more water and some requires less, so you have to water your plants according the requirements. Put one of your finger or a stick little bit inside the soil and if the soil sticks easily then it means that it doesn’t need water. This is the best way to test if your plant needs water or not.
8. Include Pest Repellent Plants
Pests can seriously damage your plants and you must ensure quality pest control in your terrace garden too. Some plants can help you fight the harmful pests as they are pest repellent by nature. Curry leaves, lemon grass, mint, doddapatre etc are some of the natural pest repellents.
9. Start with Fewer Plants
If you are doing gardening for the first time then make sure to start with few plants and then add more with time. With time you will get used to different species of plants. This experience will help you further in growing your terrace garden.
10. Enjoy your Garden Time
Whatever task you don’t enjoy to perform, it’s become almost impossible to give your hundred percent. Personally I love to spend time with my vegetable garden and you must do the same. Enjoying your garden time will help you get most of your time and efforts.
Gardening is one of the most common hobbies among people and if you also like to utilize your free time caring and growing plants then this post about top 10 tips to grow your terrace garden will help you pamper your garden and plants in the best possible way. No matter if you want to grow flower plants, vegetables, indoor plants or even herbs, you can easily grow them on your terrace garden using these worthy tips.