What Plants Can You Grow Organically in Your Own Backyard
In the last blog we gave you an insight into how you could begin your journey of growing organic and start living a sustainable lifestyle.
Till now you would be sure that growing your own produce is easy. All you need are some planters, some potting soil, seeds or saplings and a little patience.
Here we tell you about all the different kinds of fruits, vegetables , and flowering plants you can grow in your own backyard quite easily with little to no effort and see tremendous results in no time.
After a tiring day at work, we all know it’s tough to find time to go grocery shopping, invest in some real quality veggies.
Even if they have found out the time for the same, betting on the quality still seems a risk, as chemical free vegetables are a rare sight out there.
The safer & smart choice would be to begin growing & eating your own produce, by utilising a little time on your day offs, here we tell you which vegetables will not take much time to grow, and can give you great results within some weeks only. Consider growing all of them, in your journey to go organic!
Did you know that fruit trees could be grown indoors? Growing a dwarf fruit tree not only improves your home’s aesthetics but also circulates and creates clean air for your residence, along with providing fresh fruit for your family.
The citrus fruit known as a lime is sour, spherical, and vivid green. They are nutritional powerhouses because they contain large amounts of vitamin C, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Primarily used as a dressing for salads or to add a flavour to dishes especially when preparing vegetables.
Use a slightly acidic (pH 6 to 7), loam-based potting mix.
Most citrus trees need eight to twelve hours of direct sunlight each day. If you’re growing them indoors, place your plants next to a window that faces south and has sufficient airflow.
Watering regularly is essential. Reduce evaporation and maintain moisture at the crucial surface-root zone by adding attractive, decorative mulch (like pebbles or moss).
Every three weeks, treat your tree with a high-nitrogen citrus fertiliser.
Citrus are susceptible to scale, aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Make sure that you use a good organic fertiliser to keep them at bay.
Harvest them when a good bunch of them start fruiting.
Growing guava in containers is extremely easy. It is a tropical tree that produces sweet fruits, especially grown during winter seasons. The fruits can be eaten or used as an ingredient in drinks, smoothies, and desserts.