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General Practices

Square foot garden
  • Less space more yield is only possible thru square foot gardening
  • To a family of 4 start 18 - 36 Sq.ft size garden
  • Each Sq.ft is for one variety of plant
Garden location
  • Terrace / Balcony / Backyard
  • 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight
Seed sowing
  • Mark the seed sowing points
  • Choose the healthy seeds
  • Sow the seeds in the marked points and cover them with soil
  • Spray enough water
Germination
  • You can use grow tubs/bags to grow your plants
  • For healthy saplings you can also sow seeds in nursery trays and transplant
  • Sprinkle water everyday
  • Seeds will germinate within 3 – 15 days
Transplant
  • If the nursery is raised then they have to be transplanted to the grow tubs/bags
  • Stop watering the nursery tray one day before transplanting
  • Pull the entire sapling from the tray along with roots covered with soil, after transplanting sprinkle water
Weekly garden activity
  1. Weed removal
  2. Harvest of vegetables
  3. Trimming of infected/infested leaves and bigger leaves
  4. Watering and next is spraying of solutions
Nutrient supply
  • Weekly once spray nutrient solution on the growing plants
  • Mix 1 ml of nutrient solution with 100 ml of water per plant and spray on leaves
Harvest
  • Harvest the vegetables when they are ready
  • Do not water or spray any solutions before harvest
  • It’s advisable to harvest vegetables either early morning or evening
Storage
  • Always use fresh vegetables for cooking and try to avoid refrigeration
  • Can store vegetables at a cool dark place at your kitchen or store room
  • Do not store vegetables more than a week to retain the nutrient content
Pest/Disease management
  • Weekly once spray pest/disease controller solution on the growing plants
  • Can store vegetables at a cool dark place at your kitchen or store room
  • Do not store vegetables more than a week to retain the nutrient content