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How to Grow veggies at home

  • Are you planning to use home grown vegetables in your kitchen? 
  • Confused about the process? 
  • Don’t know which vegetables to use? 

Don’t worry, we have got your back! 

Even though it can be tiring at first, soon you will realise how amazing gardening at home can be. Gardening is a hobby for many, for some beginners, gardening can be confusing but here’s a full guide in growing vegetables at home.

Choose the right location 

Choose the right location

It is very important to pick a location which is supported by nature too! Thus picking the perfect location is the key to good gardening. 

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Here are few points that you should keep in mind while picking a location

  1. Make sure that the location you choose is naturally bright. In other words the place should be sunny. Good gardening needs 6 hours of direct sunlight. Therefore you must choose a brightly lit place. 
  2. Well drained soil helps the roots to spread well. It is a known fact that roots are the lungs of a plant, therefore they should be strong and well spread. Soil with water pools might result in dried vegetables. In case you have rocky soil, make sure you remove the big rocks before planting your seeds. 
  3. Choose a stable environment to plant your seeds. It is important to avoid places which have strong wind. This might cause the uprooting of young plants. Also try to avoid planting of seeds in those locations which has a lot of foot traffic or floods easily. Try to plant delicate feet on a higher level to avoid water blogging.

Choose a small plot

Choose a small plot

One of the most common mistakes that is made while gardening is planting too much ago. Anything taken at a slower speed, gives better results especially in the case of gardening. Therefore it is advised to start small, and only grow at a bigger size when you know what you are doing.

The exact size for a small pot gardening is 11 rows where in each row is 10 feet long. It is also important for you to make sure that you leave some space as parks so that you can have access to the plants at every time. The basic rule is not to allow more than 4 feet of plants without access to them.

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Choosing vegetables

Choosing vegetables

 The most important aspect of gardening is choosing the right vegetables which are suitable for your environment and the location that you have picked. You need to only choose those vegetables which are seasonal and can be grown in your environment. Our country has a human made environment therefore strong flavoured vegetables grow the best. You can also choose the 12 month vegetables or the basic necessities like potatoes, which grow wonderfully in the environment provided by a country. Also while choosing vegetables, think about your family and what they like to eat. try to be more realistic and practical when it comes to the different varieties and the amount of vegetables that you think you can grow.

 Another aspect that you must consider is the availability of vegetables at your nearby store. You might want to grow vegetables which are not easily available so that you and your family can enjoy them at all times. Seeds and their quality matter the most, therefore choose high quality seeds. Seeds are usually less expensive than the entire plant thus you invest a little more than expected on seeds, for marvellous results.

 Some of the basic vegetables that you can grow in our country is as follows: 

  • Tomatoes
  • Papaya 
  • Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Zucchini 
  • Carrots 
  • Radish 

Arranging the plants 

Arranging the plants

Here are a few tips on arranging your plants: 

1.Choose the season in which you are growing your plans and then arrange them accordingly. There are two types of vegetables, the cool veggies and the warm veggies. Plant cool veggie crops after spring while the warm veggie crops can be planted later as well. 

2. Plants which are taller should be grown on the north side of the garden plot. That way they do not shed the shorter plants. You can also grow the taller plants on the latter end and the shorter ones before. This also helps in avoiding shades. It is important to avoid shades so that proper light is given to both shorter and taller plants.

3. Most of the vegetables are 12 month vegetables however if you’re planning for some seasonal crops like some herbs or asparagus, choose a permanent location for them.

4.It is very important to realise that some crops will grow quickly while others might take time. The days of the majority of seats are written in the packet therefore do read the instructions before planting.

5.There are some vegetables which have shrubs and scrappers. Do not mix them with normal plantations. Choose a wall which is well lit for creepers which needs to be at least 3 feet away from your plantation plot. This is because creepers have a lot of insects and other creatures which might affect your plantation.


Gardening is not just a hobby but also an art. Proper plantation, choosing location and picking up the right seeds at the right time results in delicious and juicy fruits and vegetables.

Happy Gardening! 

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Written by Sara Khaitan

With a passion for writing and creating the art of spreading knowledge through words, Sara is a student of St Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

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