Gardening is a fun way to spend time outdoors and improve your health. It also offers a variety of benefits such as improving mental clarity, boosting self-esteem, and reducing stress levels. The only problem is that most people don’t know where to start. They might even be intimidated by the idea of starting their very own garden. Balcony garden, Rooftop gardening, and container gardening are some gardens for space constraints. Terrace gardening is an easy way to start gardening.
You don’t have much experience in gardening, but you want to take up the challenge anyway. There are several ways you can go about learning how to plant a garden and get a beautiful terrace garden.
A terrace garden or a rooftop garden is a small garden located outside of a home. The purpose of a terrace garden is to provide fresh air for the occupants of the home and also to create a pleasant outdoor environment. Terraces are often used to add charm to homes, and they are popular among homeowners who want to add green space to their property with a green garden.
The roof garden space can be an expansive piece of area, a vertical space, or a small corner as well. The type of plant that you want to grow will go hand in hand with the kind of space available as well as your needs. There are plenty of terrace garden ideas to get a beautiful garden.
Containers for terrace gardens are used to hold plants and flowers. They come in various shapes and sizes, such as pots, planters, metal planters, wooden crates, garden boxes, fiber planters, hanging baskets, window boxes, paint boxes, plastic bottles, and flowerpots. There are also different types of containers, such as plastic, ceramic, metal, wood, fiberglass, and concrete. Just make sure the container has proper drainage hole for the excess water.
You can grow different plants as terrace plants like vegetables, fruits, greens, herbs, flowering plants, and medicinal plants. Low-maintenance plants can be grown as well in terrace gardening.
Here are some terrace garden plants for you to grow
Vegetables for terrace garden
The best vegetables for terrace gardens are tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, melons, onions, potatoes, carrots, spinach, French beans, lettuce, basil, bottle gourd, bitter gourd, parsley, cilantro, mint, chives, garlic, leeks, shallots, scallions, green leaves vegetables, and celery. You can get fresh vegetables from your terrace vegetable garden.
Growing organic vegetables in terraces is a great way to save money and space. The best thing about growing vegetables in terraces is that they don't need much soil, and they require less water than other types of plants. However, you should be careful when choosing which vegetables to plant in terraces. Some vegetables do better in pots while others do well in the ground.
For a vegetable garden, you will first need to choose the right location. You should consider factors like sunlight exposure, wind direction, and temperature. If you live in an area with high winds or strong sun, then it would be wise to place your terrace somewhere else. Also, if you live in a cold climate, then you should make sure that your terrace has enough heat from solar panels or heating systems. Vegetables will require 6-8 hours of sunlight.
After you've chosen the perfect spot for your terrace, you'll need to prepare the soil. This means adding organic matter, compost, manure, peat moss, and sand. Then, you will need to fertilize the soil regularly so that it doesn't dry out. Fertile soil is important for the yield. Organic fertilizers are better to use than chemical fertilizers.
Once you've prepared the soil, you're ready to begin planting. Make sure you select the right type of vegetable for your terrace. For example, if you plan on growing tomatoes, then you should choose varieties that produce large fruits. In addition, you should pick varieties that are resistant to pests and diseases.
Once you've planted your vegetables, you'll need to keep them watered regularly. Watering is important because it helps prevent weeds and keeps the roots cool. You should also avoid over watering because this could lead to diseases. When you're done caring for your terrace garden, you'll want to harvest your crops. To do this, simply pull off any leaves that cover the vegetables and cut away any damaged parts. After harvesting, you'll need to store your vegetables properly so that they last longer. You can either refrigerate them or freeze them
Herbs for terrace garden
There are many herbs that grow well in pots. Some examples include basil, rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage, mint, chives, parsley, cilantro, marjoram, dill, lavender, curry leaf, and lemon balm. If you want to plant them outside, choose a sunny spot in full sun. They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. They need bright sunlight and ample sunlight. Water regularly during dry periods.
Growing herbs on a terrace is easy and fun. The best way to start growing herbs is to choose healthy plants that do well in pots and containers. If you want to grow herbs in a pot, you should use a large container such as a planter or trough. Choose a sunny location for your herb garden. Water regularly and fertilize once a month to get an amazing garden.
You can also grow herbs by using hanging baskets. These are small pots that have holes in the bottom. Use a hanging basket that's deep enough for the root system to extend below the rim. Place the basket near a window where there is plenty of light. Add some fertilizer every two weeks. Be sure to remove dead flowers and leaves before replacing them.
Flowering plants for terrace garden
There are several types of flowering plants that can be used in a terrace garden. The first step is to choose the right plant for your space. Then, you need to decide whether you want to grow them from seed or purchase them already grown. Finally, you need to consider how much light they require and what kind of soil they prefer.
You can grow beautiful flowers like Geranium, Jasmine flower plant, Hibiscus, Spatika, Ixora, Butterfly milkweed, Vinca, Lilies, Parijatha, Chrysanthemum, Marigold, and other colorful plants.
Growing flowering plants in a terrace is easy but requires some planning. The first step is to choose the right plant for the space available. You can grow them in containers or a flower bed. Then, you need to decide where to put them. Finally, you need to water them regularly and care for them.
Fruit trees for terrace garden
Growing fruit trees in a terraced garden requires some planning. The first step is to decide where you want to plant your tree. Next, select a variety of fruit tree suitable for your climate. Finally, choose a location that has full sun exposure and soil that drains well.
If you want to grow fruit trees in a terrace, choose one that will produce good quality fruits. Fruit trees can be divided into three categories: dwarf varieties, semi-dwarf varieties, and standard varieties. Dwarf varieties usually reach maturity within 3 years. Semi-dwarf varieties take 5–7 years to mature. Standard varieties take 7–10 years to mature.
When choosing a fruit tree, look for disease resistance, pest resistance, and hardiness. Also, make sure it produces high yields. You may want to buy a fruit tree kit if you don't know which type to choose. A fruit tree kit contains everything you need to get started with your new tree.
When planting a fruit tree, choose a site that receives full sun. Plant the tree in an area that has good drainage. Make sure the soil is rich and fertile. Water the tree frequently until it begins producing fruit. Fertilize the tree every spring and fall.
Dwarf varieties of Mango, Guava, Chikoo, Banana, Drumstick tree, Pomegranate, and Lemon are some of the fruits you can easily grow in a terrace garden in large containers, drums, and planter boxes. You can even grow tall trees in large containers.
Dr. Vandana K.