Vegetable Garden - My aim.

@anuraa32 (2452)
India
March 8, 2013 8:20pm CST
I have always love growing plants. I will always be looking for growing various kinds of plants from cacti, roses to flowering trees. I love watching them grow and flower. Recently I went to the market for buying vegetables. I was apalled by the quality of the vegetables that were selling at the market. And this is the place where the middlemen bring the vegetables from the farmers and distribute it to the vendors from all over the city. This is the wholesale market, what we call Mandi in India. Well the quality was really poor. This made me think seriously about growing the vegetables at home. Though I dont have a big garden or a land around my house as I live in an apartment, but I do have a biggish balcony with the grill put on. I am usually growing plants in pots kept in the space between the edge of the wall and the grill. How many of you have actually tried your hand at a vegetable garden? Please advice me on this.
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@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
i also like to have a mini garder but too bad we don't have enough space to build a mini garden
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
10 Mar 13
You dont have a balcony or a window sill. You can actually garden in the pots.
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@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
yes actually you can do it on the pot but the children / kids at our neighbor always pick the leave the flower etc. as they make it toy like example of cooking, cooking game LOL, if you catch them you are lucky but if not or if you are not at your house and back to home you will notice what the f***ing happen to your plant
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
13 Mar 13
Share my friend. Let them have it. They are kids. They are building memories. You dont stop gardening for that.
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
9 Mar 13
I have enough space around my house to grow whatever I want. We used to grow vegetables in the past but there were far too many. We do have several fruit trees, flowering bushes, lawn etc.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 Mar 13
I envy your luck. I would have loved to have enough space around me. And we have a wierd rule in our country, if you dont have a farmer in your ancestry then you cant buy an agricultural land and get into farming. I do have a few flowering bushes in my house.
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
9 Mar 13
We bought our land years back when it was cheap and only built our house and developed the garden much later. Gardening is my passion.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 Mar 13
Oh yeah! Gardening is my hobby too. I would love to spend the whole day gardening. Now I do have my own room with a balcony attached so I am taking my hobby seriously.
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@mohkanari (1957)
• India
9 Mar 13
Hello anuraa, I am in Kerala and "Roof Gardening" is very popular here. It is a pleasant scene to view persons taking care and watering their plants at morning or evening. Certainly it brings some profits too to many families.
@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 Mar 13
Roof Gardening. Now I never heard of it before but sounds interesting, should find out about it more.
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@salonga (27956)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
If there is a will there is a way. Yes, it is always possible to grow your own vegetable garden. If you don't have big lot for this purpose, you can always plant on pots. It is always advisable to plant your own veggies. It is 100 percent organic so you are free from chemicals. Besides, you save money and timer also. You don't need to go to the market when you need veggies for your cooking. You just have to go to your garden and harvest. Isn't that cool? Also this assures you that what you eat is always fresh. Maintaining a vegetable garden is one hobby that gives lots of benefits indeed.
@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 Mar 13
Yeah. That was exactly the reason why I was interested in my own veggie garden, a organic way of growing plants. I already have vermicomposting. SO the manure is also non chemical.
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@marguicha (106552)
• Chile
9 Mar 13
I grow some of my veggies at home. Not everything is a great success, but I still like it. This summer, I grew enough basil to make pesto for the whole year for my two daughters, my helper and myself. I also had a reasonable amount of green beans, some tomatoes (had to buy some) and enough chard for the whole season. The zuchinni did not work. It seems that the seeds weren`t good. Most of these veggies were grown in containers.
@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 Mar 13
This gives me confidence to go ahead with my plan of a small vegetable garden at home. I am damn excited about it and now a bit more confident.
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• Indonesia
13 Mar 13
My dad and my brother have vegetable garden in my home town. They usually have mustard or cabbage in the garden, and when it's summer they will have corn. My favorite moment when it's time to harvest the corn. We will invite some neighbour and have grilled corn at night and make camp fire.
@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
13 Mar 13
That sounds so interesting. Lovely.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
17 Mar 13
Rose - Rose, flower
I think it is good to grow gardening plants and I also like to grow vegetables. I used to grow vegetables before and I think I should start growing vegetables once again and I most probably plan to do terrace gardening.