Prepare a Lockdown Vegetable Garden and have a consistent supply of homegrown fresh veggies in the tough times of coronavirus lockdown.
The whole world is under the threat of Coronavirus. People are confined to their homes, supermarkets are closed, and this has created a global food problem. However, you can combat this situation by growing vegetables in your garden. If you don’t have one, grow them in a balcony, patio, terrace or rooftop. Starting a lockdown vegetable garden will not only provide you with fresh veggies, but also kills the boredom!
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Start a Vegetable Garden in Limited Space
Many people are facing a critical emergency due to coronavirus lockdown. At these times, you can fight with the problem like scarcity of vegetables by growing them in small space of your balcony, patio, or terrace. Select crops that will provide you with sufficient nutrients in a lockdown situation. Before you start, keep these essential points in mind:
- Choose plants that can grow in a small space and produce more.
- Plant fast-growing vegetables.
- Quick growing crops must be your priority.
Vegetables for Lockdown Garden
Green leafy vegetables grow fast and can be harvested in 20-30 days from sowing seeds. Grow spring season crops like potatoes, tomatoes, spring onions. Some of the options you must consider are Peas, Carrots, Beans, Gourds, Beetroot, Root Vegetables, Garlic, Peppers, Eggplant, Radishes & other plants for containers.
Grow herbs like lemongrass, mint, parsley, and catnip that are rich in nutrients and have several medicinal properties as well. Plant herbs that grow fast in your climate. Also consider herbs like cilantro, rosemary, basil, chives, sage, fennel, and thyme. Read more about 12 best herbs to grow indoors.
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Weeds are another excellent option for your lockdown garden, as they are easy to grow and packed with essential nutrients as well. Grow purslane, which is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and C. Wild amaranth, plantain, and watercress are an excellent choice for containers as well.
Here’s the list of edible weeds you can grow and eat!
Seeds for Lockdown Garden
It will be difficult for you to get seeds for growing vegetables. Check your pantry or fridge for seeds and use them to grow veggies and herbs. Plant onions or garlic pods in soil or water, and within a week or two, have a fresh harvest! Coriander, fennel, avocado, and peas seeds can also be planted. Similarly, use seeds from peppers, lady-fingers or okra, and tomatoes.
Lockdown Vegetable Garden Care
- After sowing seeds, keep the plants where they get bright sunlight and protect them from direct sun. Also, use containers with proper drainage holes and maintain the moisture of soil with regular watering.
- You may don’t have fertilizer at home. In this case, prepare organic fertilizer from vegetable scraps for your plants.
- Prevent your plants from pests by following these best natural remedies you can easily use.
- Keep your plants safe from harsh sunlight, rain, winds, and the frost by following necessary measures.