Kitchen Garden Essentials

DIY

By Atharv Sharma
Published Sept 8, 2021

Hindustan Times

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Starting a kitchen garden may seem daunting at first, but the benefits certainly outweigh the effort required in maintaining one

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It's not necessary to have a backyard to kickstart this green mission. It is also feasible on terraces, balconies, and verandas where the plants can get ample sunlight

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You can get equipment such as trowels, khurpas as well as pots and containers online and start planting

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There is a wide range of seeds available in the market and a selection of organic manures to facilitate the proper growth of your plants

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Remember to be patient with your kitchen garden. You won't see results overnight as it is a gradual process, but when it happens, it'll be worth the wait

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Here are a few veggies to initiate your kitchen garden

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Ideal to grow in monsoons, Okra seeds will take 5-6 days to germinate and 55-65 days to mature and yield this widely loved vegetable

Okra

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This highly nutritious vegetable may take up to 6 weeks from seed sowing to harvest and be ready for consumption

Spinach

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Regular sunlight, moisture, and porous soil will facilitate the growth of this climber that produces its fruit in 55-70 days

Cucumber

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A year-round crop, carrots need direct sun, fresh soil, and approximately three weeks to start germinating

Carrot

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