Garden Updates

Updates from Organic Terrace Garden

Some good news first. Organic Terrace got featured in Oh Desi website this month. Oh Desi is run by Mumbaikar Sneha who writes about healthy living practices through Organic and Natural products. The website has some great content with a pleasant design. Here is the link to the article. which talking about my journey in Organic Terrace Gardening. Thanks to Oh Desi again for this feature.

This year we have had an unexpected problem in our organic terrace garden; that of monkeys. The monkeys discovered our garden earlier this year and since then have been regular visitors to our terrace garden. Frustratingly we have had to share more than half of our produce with them throughout the year. Not only they eat away our produce they also create havoc in the garden by tearing away leaves, breaking branches, plucking immature vegetables and throwing them around. Hence for the winter season this year we decided to secure our shade house and limit our winter garden only to the shade house. We also had to restrict our vertical garden to inside of the shade house only. The outer boundary of shade house which was used to to grow creepers and climbers has not been used this year. But still we are having good enough produce to cater to all of our raw salads and some of our stir fries and curries. Here are some picture updates from our limited winter garden this year.

Cherry Tomatoes Everywhere

Cherry Tomatoes Everywhere

 

Second batch of spinach doing well with some mulch of paddy straw

Second batch of spinach doing well with some mulch of paddy straw

 

Some lovely marigold to light up the garden
Some lovely marigold to light up the garden
French Beans in Full Glory
French Beans in Full Glory
Another variety of cherry tomatoes grown from seeds I save last year
Another variety of cherry tomatoes grown from seeds I save last year
We have planted turnip for the first time in our garden
We have planted turnip for the first time in our garden
Young carrot plants doing well under some shade
Young carrot plants doing well under some shade
We have started getting bell peppers already
We have started getting bell peppers already
Cabbage plants will start growing a head soon
Cabbage plants will start growing a head soon
Marigold acts as a good trap crop
Marigold acts as a good trap crop and adds some warmth to the garden
Young lettuce plant looking yummy
Young lettuce plant looking yummy
Fresh coriander in our kitchen comes from here
Fresh coriander in our kitchen comes from here
We already have harvested few batches of radish this year and will be harvesting even more
We already have harvested few batches of radish this year and will be harvesting even more