Having indoor plants plays an important role in one’s good health, maintaining a soothing environment, boosting your immunity and lowering risk towards illness. Taking the responsibility of producing your own food may feel daunting at first but researchhas shown that activities such as gardening can be therapeutic and are often prescribed for health and well-being.

While we work with farmer associations and companies across the country to ensure that we grow our food sustainably in the fields, and bring the best of nutrition to citizens, through this blog we are exploring the subtle art of creating your own home-garden.

  1. When starting out in your journey as a first timer, don’t get too caught up with complicated procedures. Begin with one or two potted tomato plants and hearty herbs like basil or mint.
  2. Learn your basics by doing adequate research. Understanding the culture of home gardening and knowing the right time to plant specific crops will help be successful.
  3. Proper management of the landscape is vital. Use scientific measures such as aeroponics, hydroponics, vertical gardening etc to manage the soil and root systems of plants most effectively. Maintenance – fertilizing, trimming and making other adjustments as conditions change, is necessary for the plants to adapt.

Start out with these tips in mind and slowly expand your garden. Seeing the fruits of your labour on your dining table can be extremely rewarding. While the risks associated with plants are very low, it is possible that certain plants might trigger allergic symptoms. Doing a background check and consulting your doctor about which indoor plants are safe for you and your family is recommended.

Home gardeners are a community in themselves, they might not feed the world, but they bring fruits of their labour to the table of their family and friends. It is a community worth being part of, for its nature connect and positivity.