Vriksha nursery

Vriksha nursery is a second generation nursery based in Mumbai where we strive to change the face of urban gardening in India with over 25,000 gardens executed in Maharashtra/Goa/Gujarat. We have a team of dedicated professionals who will leave no stone unturned to give you gardens of the utmost quality. Vriksha nursery has been synonymous with innovation in our field be it set landscaping(over 15000 teleserials/movies/adfilms), temporary landscapes (over 2500 exhibitions and weddings),ikebana flower arrangements, urban farming, rooftop gardens,living walls etc.
contact us :9820704069 Email: shaan_lalwani@hotmail.com
or better still
Drop by at: 1 ganga apts ,
irla railway soc(2nd last bungalow lane opp papilon hotel )
mumbai 400056.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Its vegetable season all over again!!!

Container vegetable gardens are another great alternative for those that don't have access to backyards.
There can be a range of reasons to grow your vegetables in containers...easy access to the kitchen, safer environments for children and the handicapped or just lack of a yard to use for gardening.
Vegetable gardens in containers can also be extremely attractive and serve the dual purpose of style and function around your balcony .If your vegetable gardening is limited by insufficient space or an unsuitable area, consider raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables in containers. A window sill, a patio, a balcony or a doorstep will
provide sufficient space for a productive mini-garden. Problems with soilborne diseases, nematodes or poor soil conditions can be easily overcome by switching to a container garden. Ready access to containers means that pest management is easier

Crop Selection
Almost any vegetable that will grow in a typical backyard garden will also do well as a
container-grown plant. Vegetables that are ideally suited for growing in containers include
tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, green onions, beans, lettuce, squash, radishes and parsley.
Pole beans and cucumbers also do well in this type of garden, but they do require considerably more space because of their vining growth habit.
Variety selection is extremely important. Most varieties that will do well when planted in a
yard garden will also do well in containers.
Some of the vegetables which are available at the nursery and ideally suited for these mini-gardens are :

1)tomatoes: rs 15
2) chilly:rs15
5) Thai ginger:rs100
arriving soon:
1) Brussels sprouts::rs50
2) broccoli:rs50
4)purple carrots:rs50
5)cherry tomatoes:rs100

Watering and feeding

Vegetables grown in containers will need some additional attention. Their root system is restricted to the pot so make sure you keep them well watered.
Containers are far more likely to dry out in hot conditions which will kill your plants or have them 'fruit' poorly.

It is also very important that a mulch is put on top of the container. This will slow evaporation and keep the surface temperature of the soil cooler. Plants like tomatoes have small, fiberous roots which will dry and die in hot soil.

Container vegetables may need some additional fertilising due to the extra watering. Nutrients will be washed away quicker in a container than in the ground. A diluted water soluble fertiliser is the best option to use regularly with vegetables.

Nearly all vegetable plants will grow better in full sunlight than in shade. However,
leafy crops such as lettuce, cabbage, greens, spinach and parsley can tolerate more
shade than root crops such as radishes, beets, turnips and carrots. Fruit bearing
plants, such as cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and eggplant need the most sun of all.
One major advantage to gardening in containers is that you can place the vegetables
in areas where they can receive the best possible growing conditions.

Drainage: No matter what kind of container you choose for your vegetable garden, it should have holes at the base or in the bottom to permit drainage of excess water.

Color Considerations: You should be careful when using dark colored containers because they absorb heat which could possibly damage the plant roots. If you do use dark colored pots, try painting them a lighter color or shading just the container, not the plants.

Size: The size of the container is important. For larger vegetables like tomatoes and eggplants, you should use a five gallon container for each plant. You can grow these plants in two gallon containers, however you need to give the plants considerably more water

Over the years iv found organic vegetable gardening extremely rewarding. Not only do I get to savor the fruits of my own labor, but I know that the food my family and I are eating is grown without pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic chemicals and less than half the market prices.

At the nursery we try to make things easy for you guys out there...any issues with your plant feel free to run them back free consultations....if your going outa town drop them by...we make sure you take them back looking happier than ever...you want a vegetable drop me a line and ill make sure i grow them for you...and even if you just wana look at them feel free to drop by ....


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