Begin with the fundamentals: To determine what type of home garden is best for you, take into account your available space, sunlight exposure, and access to water.
Choose the plants you wish to grow: they could be those you find attractive or that you want to eat. Make your research once you have a list of the things you want to grow. Discover the growing conditions for the plants. And where will it prosper? Veronica Peerless’ book How Not to Kill Your Houseplant is a fantastic resource.
Develop what works for you and fits your lifestyle by personalising your choices. Since I travel a lot for work, for example, my home garden is basic compared to what I do professionally. I cultivate lemongrass, curry leaves, and several types of basil since they can thrive with little care.
Your best investment is in the soil, so pay attention to it. If your soil is nutrient-rich, airy, light, and moisture-retaining, everything is conceivable. I like to combine compost, coco peat, and soil in the following proportions: 3:1:2:1.
Be ready to adapt: You might go two years without encountering a single bug before experiencing an infestation. Alternately, develop a food forest before the birds find it and destroy everything. You will need to make adjustments on a regular basis, such as adding plant support structures (such trellises and poles), introducing taller plants to provide shade, putting up netting to cover lesser plants, etc. The joy of gardens is in their growth and evolution.
Based on the size of your family and how much you cook, select a composter. Every day, a household of four produces roughly one kilo of organic kitchen waste. For a one- or two-person family, we advise the three-tiered kambha terracotta composter or the Gobble Junior.
Secure a location for your composter in step two (it could be your balcony, terrace or garden). Pets and kids should be kept away from it because they could tip it over.
Gather your daily tea leaves, eggshells, and peels from fruits and vegetables in a container with a lid.
Mix the garbage with the “remix powder.” This powder, which is a source of carbon, serves to speed up the process, balance the nitrogen, soak up any extra moisture, and avoid malodor. Once the composter is full, keep doing this every day. Then begin with the following composter in your stack.
The natural process of composting takes time.
Your black gold is ready for harvest six to eight weeks after you begin. You can use it as a natural fertiliser on your plants, give it to loved ones or friends who have gardens, or simply feed it to a tree in your neighbourhood. Visit Dailydump.org to find out more.