Covid-19 fear avoids buying vegetables outside, here’s 5 important home garden tips for beginners

With the current Covid-19 pandemic increasing importance of hygienic buying of food items including vegetable, the people started looking at developing their own home garden.

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Wondering how to start your own Home Garden? Here are 5 important tips to set up your own home garden.

1. Selection of place with sunlight

You may have a big yard within your compound, but the entire yard may not be suitable for gardening. You need to choose the place that gets adequate sunlight. It also should not expose much to winds.  Many of the edible plants, including several vegetables, fruits and herbs need at least 5-6 hours of sunlight for healthy growth. Whether you cultivate plants directly in the field or in pots, the place is important with above criteria.

2. Water source

Ensure you have good access to run the water hosepipe to your garden.  This will avoid you carrying water buckets each time when your plants get thirsty. The best way to know whether plants need watering is to push a finger an inch down into the soil to find if their moisture. If it’s dry, then it’s time for you to water.

3. Make the soil rich.

Every one may not have rich soil in their home garden. But it can be converted as nutrient-rich and well-drained. The nutrient mix is available in any fertilizer shops both in organic and in-organic nature. Chose the one as per your choice.

4. Containers.

If there is no much space in your house, you consider growing plants in containers. Many plants can be grown in pots. Many of the vegetables, herbs, flowers and even fruit trees, berries and shrubs can be grown in containers. Chose the containers with a reasonable size of width and height.

5. Season

You have to choose right plants for keep changing season. The plant that grow well in spring may not be suitable to grow during summer. So select the plants as suitable for weather condition in your area.

(With inputs from The OnLook News Research Bureau)

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