The vegetable garden planted for us by My Dream Garden has done better than we could have dreamed. We have taken many harvests of beetroot, carrot, tomatoes, egg plant, okra, dill, spinach, lettuce, beans and even more. Quite a cornucopia.
The first lot of plants have finished bearing, except for the beans, okra and tomatoes. Yesterday the My Dream Garden team planted a second round of veg including cabbage, peas and cauliflower, whose growth I’m really looking forward. I’m particularly interested in how the peas will do. I’ve never grown peas before nor cabbage. Cauliflower I’ve tried but with disappointing results. No wonder considering that I didn’t have the right conditions for vegetable gardening before.
With the new terrace garden I’ve realised how easy it is to grow vegetables if you have the right conditions, particularly plenty of sun. The plants have thrived and fruited in short order. We took our first harvest of spinach after 6 weeks and were picking beans, okra, beetroot, radish, tomato and other veg every day soon after. A lot of the credit for these great results goes to the fantastic soil MDG provides. We have bought extra from them for our ornamental plants, which are showing the benefit.
The second round of vegetables have been planted in the same grow bags that held the earlier plants. This time, MDG has provided a range of nutrients including bioenzymes, seaweed and something they call plant meal. They’ve also given us pest control products like neem oil and their own plant protection liquid, with clear instructions on how to use them. They are definitely making vegetable gardening very easy for us. I discovered them at a gardening exhibition and am glad I opted for their service out of the many that are available in Bangalore.
I’ve kept the ornamental planting as my own project and have done a lot already, with due thought to how I want the terrace garden to look. It will take another post to describe all that.