Don’t you just love being in nature?
Living in this concrete jungle, we often forget how beautiful and mesmerizing it feels to be connected with nature. Most of us are living the city life- the busy work life, and don’t have the luxury to take trips often to beautiful places nature has carved for us.
Not being able to enjoy the peace and beauty of nature at a time can take a toll on us. But you can easily change that and experience nature right at your home!
If you are living in a house or an apartment with no yard, a rooftop garden is just what you might need. Cultivating your rooftop garden is greatly therapeutic.
And the best part, even if you don’t have a rooftop space to yourself, you can even grow charming flowers and other indoor plants on your balcony to create a cozy corner where you can relax after a long day.
Benefits of having a Terrace Garden
There are many benefits of indoor plants, and having them around isn’t just therapeutic, but also helps us stay healthy.
If you grow organic vegetables, you wouldn’t have to go wandering into the supermarket to buy nutrient-rich vegetables. You can directly fetch them at your convenience from your garden and make a delicious meal out of them!
Fun fact: Most indoor plants are great air purifiers- they replenish the air in their surrounding with fresh and cleaner air, which helps relieve stress and uplift the mood of the person.
How cool and simple would that be!
But people often have some doubts regarding growing a terrace garden.
How messy and difficult can growing a terrace garden be?
If you’re thinking you need to be a professional botanist to grow your garden, you don’t!
It’s honestly very easy!
Many people always want their terrace garden, but just don’t know where to begin. That’s why we’ve created this step-by-step guide on how to cultivate your terrace garden seamlessly.
Let’s dive in!
It’s a very easy process. Here’s how you can start with your terrace vegetable garden cultivation. Gather all the material you will need. First things first, you’ll need the basic things:
Seeds of vegetables you want to grow.
The right kind of soil.
Manure. You can also go with organic manure, like using cow dung.
Once you have the necessary things to create your terrace garden, you should start by figuring out how big your terrace garden can be made.
It begins with analyzing how your terrace design layout is and how you can maximize the use of the space.
How and where would be the ideal place for your indoor plants? Where will they get adequate sunlight?
These will be some of the main things to consider.
Once you have figured out the vegetables and other flower plants you want to grow, it’s time to prepare the soil.
You would need to use a quality, well-nourished soil mix that would help the growth of the plants. If you have the option to use organic mix, we would strongly suggest you go with that instead of chemical mixes.
The thing is that when you use chemical soil instead of organic, it kills the good bacteria that help plants grow, and thus reduces the nourishment of the vegetable.
Plants are living creatures. They are unique in their way. Even when a person is alone at home, they aren’t- they have these beautiful living plants to accompany them.
It is human nature to form a great bond with things close to our heart the most whether it’s another person or not. Just as interacting with pets makes people happy, and comforts them, people feel the same when interacting with cacti plants and other succulent plants.
When people interact with plants, they are speaking candidly and pouring out their hearts. In a way, it just relaxes them and makes them feel content with themselves.
When you talk to the cacti plants, you release carbon dioxide of course. And this helps plants get the extra carbon dioxide which enables them to speed up the photosynthesis process which helps them grow.
Indoor cacti plants help calm the nerves and radiate positive vibes that soothe the soul. Just being around them can help you feel so relaxed.
Considering this is your first time planting vegetables in your terrace garden, you might not want to overwhelm yourselves. Take it easy. You should start with some vegetables first, but if you feel comfortable with your planting skills, you can surely increase that number.
Some of the best vegetables that would grow well in your terrace garden can be tomato, potato, onions, radish, capsicum, chilies, carrots and radish.
If you want to even grow some beautiful flowers, you can even do that! It would surely look great.
Time to get your hands dirty!
You’ve made up your mind of which vegetable seeds you want to grow. The first thing to do is to place the vegetable seeds in the pot and nourish it with enriched soil.
Next, you have to water the pots, but not too much, so that the soil doesn’t get spoiled. Make sure to place the planters in your terrace vegetable garden where they can get adequate sunlight.
Growing indoor plants on your own and creating your cozy terrace vegetable garden will help you feel one with nature and help you relieve stress and uplift your mood.
And of course, feeding them on time. The main source of food for plants is sunlight and water, so you need to make sure you water them from time to time.
But be careful with the amount of water, since overwatering can damage the plant roots and will affect the growth of the plants.
During heavy rainfalls, you should properly manure your plants so that the soil can soak in the excess water.
However, if you can easily move the plants to a better location- under a shed on your roof or cover them properly, it would be great.
Whatever you do, pests will always have a way of getting into the open spaces of your terrace vegetable garden. These pests can cause severe damage to your fresh sprouting veggies and make them inconsumable.
That’s why using pesticides is an ideal way to ensure this doesn’t happen. If you have the option of using natural pesticides instead of chemical, you should go with that.
Not only natural pesticides won’t cause any damage to the environment like chemicals do, but they can easily be prepared at your home.
All you’ll need is a mix of baking soda, cooking oil, some water and fill it in a sprayer and spray the plants. This will help avoid any kind of fungal infections and make sure the pests stay away for good.
Once your veggies are showing good growth, you need to ensure they sprout completely well. Besides protecting them against pests, they’ll be needing protection from the birds and the harmful UV rays of the Sun.
What you can do is cover the plants with a wire mesh so that the birds don’t come near them. And to protect them from the UV rays, you could cover the plants with a green garden net to ensure most of the harmful UV rays get absorbed in the net and doesn’t reach the plants.
Last but not the least, it’s time to light up your veggie terrace garden! You would surely want your vegetable terrace garden’s décor to look aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
This is your time to explore the creativity in you! You can use all sorts of pebbles, decorative pots, lanterns and much more.
You can even use different types of lights to light up the place during the night. You can easily create a comfortable place to relax and just enjoy the view in the surroundings of these beautiful plants.
Talk about having the perfect, blissful terrace garden to enjoy your morning cup of coffee!
Time to Get Started!
Now you know everything you need to make your own vegetable terrace garden.
However if you need any sort of help- from choosing the right kind of veggies to grow, or choosing the flowering pots or even some expert advice from professional botanists, we would love to help you sort it out!
At Nursery Bazzar, we have hundreds of different types of vegetables plants, indoor plants, and planting accessories you can choose from. Our experts are there to help you create your beautiful terrace garden, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!