Basics of Terrace Gardening
With lesser space and limited time on hand, gardening can be a tough challenge sometimes. For the ones who love around being nature and spending time with the green ones, terrace gardening may come as a relief. A dedicated space, open area and a variety to choose from when it comes to planting and growing your own food; terrace gardening comes with these and many more benefits.
At the same time, this openness invites a few challenges with it. Count on the birds and pests who love chewing on your greeny babies as one challenge. Removing this obstacle will benefit you exponentially because no matter how superb are your gardening skills, they can only be applied to plants which are physically healthy and not tattered. Keeping your garden under a bird safety net and making a homemade pest repelling solution to sprinkle on your plants will do the trick. A bird safety net is similar to the cricket practice net you must have seen but it has smaller squares.
Now let’s understand what different types of terrace plants you can grow. We have climbers such as Bougainvillea and Blue Morning Glory in the list. Not only do they look pretty when hanging from the railings but also give you a sense of joy every time you see them from your car while coming home. Then we have creepers which look like climbers but in reality, they’re quite different.
Creepers such as watermelons grow horizontally on the ground because of weak stems. Climbers such as grapes grow vertically on a supporting structure because of strong stems. The difference between them is of stem strength. Among creepers, you can pick an evergreen cutie like Thunbergia as a starting point. Remember, creepers can also hang provided they’re given something to hang onto because their weak stems don’t naturally allow them to do so. You can use wooden sticks and painted iron grids for this purpose.
Pots never go out of fashion. But if you’ve got a terrace, why not use the space for keeping big cemented pots in which you can nurture radishes and onions? Sound yum to us already.
While the terrace can be used to grow all this and much more, you can continue to grow and nurture your regular plants as per your wish as well.
On a closing note, it is also important to remember to either nurture resilient plants or otherwise make sure that they’re shaded during the sunny months. When winters come, you’ll have to again reevaluate their sunlight requirements. Adding to this, the watering frequency and quantity will also change every 4-6 months. Talking about lovely greenies brings out so much liveliness and makes one stick to their passion for gardening.
The terrace is calling, we’ve to go.
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