Today I will take you to a quick tour to my very own kitchen garden. A own kitchen garden gives you organic vegetables and fruits and you guys know that organic products are healthier than the products artificially prepared by the addition of chemical fertilizers. Organic gardening, has become increasingly popular for the modern home gardener. Specifically in Australia, USA, Canada and Germany, kitchen gardening and organic farming has gained immense popularity. Great amount of energy is used in agriculture sector, since many farm chemicals require energy intensive manufacturing processes that rely heavily on fossil fuels. Organic farmers find their method of farming to be profitable and personally rewarding. They depend on natural methods.
Growing organic products by the use of natural fertilizers and composts is not only important for healthier eating lifestyle, it also has great environmental benefits. Animals, vegetables and fruits are being grown or raised organically throughout the world.
My mom is a lover of gardening. My father also loves gardening. I have the love of gardening in my genes. Two years back, when we moved to this house, my mom fixed a spot in the backyard for kitchen garden. It is not a very small space. The soil of the backyard was ploughed before growing plants. Instead of chemical fertilizers, animal manure was added to make the soil fertile. My mother usually gets seeds and small plants from the local nursery at reasonable prices.
We mostly grow vegetables but also some fruits are grown there. And we use organic fertilizers instead of chemical fertilizers.
We grow plants twice a year i.e. in summer and winter.
Bitter gourd flowers (Bitter gourd is commonly known as karela)
We grow green chilies, mint of two types, coriander, black pepper, karela or bitter gourd, kaddu or pumpkin, radish, carrots, lettuce, lemons, tomatoes, lauki or bottle gourd, lady finger and corn.
Lauki (Bottle gourd)
These are a few pictures from my kitchen garden.
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