In a kitchen garden, one can grow spices, leafy vegetables, fruits, tubers, herbs, grains and flowers. These gardens can be set up on your balcony, terrace, windowsill or any open space around the home. All you need is a sunny spot, soil, water and a few pots. Growing your own food is not only fun but it also reduces the pressure to produce vast quantities of crops for a growing population on limited agricultural land. Can you identify a few familiar plants in this garden such as Garcinia indica (kokam) and Buchanania cochinchinensis (charoli)?
- Spice Garden
- Wetland / Pond Ecosystems