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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Gardening during Covid19 pandemic-What to grow?

The covid19 pandemic has completely altered the way we enjoy ourselves. People from most of the world are practicing social distancing and do not have much activity to do at home. Most of the people have adopted different hobbies to spend quality time while staying at their homes.

Mental and physical health is most important to keep us happy and active. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is difficult to maintain mental and physical health. If you have an outdoor space, you can use gardening as a hobby to maintain your health and wellbeing. It is scientifically proven that gardening is good for you. You can grow plenty of vegetables that will not only give you a great hobby but will also provide fresh vegetables for your consumption.

COVID19 pandemic will provide you the opportunity and plenty of time to create the perfect garden that you always wanted. Where COVID19 has made you stock up grocery items, you must add one more thing to your shopping list that is ‘seeds’.

I will share with you a few edible plants that you can include in your home gardens.

Herbs

There is nothing like fresh herbs that can enhance the taste of your food manifolds. Some herbs like chives and mint are super easy to grow and will be ready to harvest very soon. You can enjoy plenty of fresh herbs and add them to your kitchen recipes. Take clean containers and fill them with well-draining soil. Set aside the containers at a warm and sunny place and keep watering the plants regularly.

Herb gardening during covid19


Microgreens

Microgreens are edible shoots that can grow quickly and will be available for consumption in 2 to 3 weeks. They are a great choice for growing in home gardens because they give quick returns. Microgreens are a favorite pick for garnishing and add taste to salads, burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas.

You can easily grow microgreens in your home gardens. Fill the clean shallow trays with potting mix and spread the seeds over the top of the potting soil. Cover the trays with plastic bags it will create moisture and help the seeds to germinate quickly. Move the trays under sunlight once the plants have germinated. Water your microgreens judiciously and avoid overwatering. The time to harvest microgreens can be variable it usually depends upon which variety you are growing. The harvested microgreens can be stored in a refrigerator and will stay fresh and healthy for your consumption for a week.  

Microgreen gardening during covid19 pandemic


Turnips

Turnips is a healthy vegetable that you can easily grow in home gardens. Some varieties of turnip can be harvested in less than 2 months after cultivation. Fill the pots with well-drained potting soil. Sow the turnip seeds in the soil and place the pots near a sunny window or at a location where plenty of sunlight can reach the pots. Irrigate once a day regularly. Turnip roots will be ready for consumption after fifty days and turnip greens will be ready for consumption after forty days.

Turnip gardening during covid19 pandemic


Carrots

Carrot is a delicious root vegetable and is easy to grow in home gardens. Like turnips, some varieties of carrots will be ready for harvest in less than two months. To start growing carrots, fill 10 to 12 inches deep containers with potting soil. Water the soil in such a way that the soil becomes moist and sow the seeds in it. Be careful while harvesting, pick the carrots directly without digging the soil to avoid any damage to the roots.

Carrot gardening during covid19 pandemic


Radishes

Some varieties of radishes only take 2 months to be fully grown and ready for consumption. Take long containers four to six inches deep and fill them with potting soil. The potting soil must contain a small amount of compost because radishes need more nutrients for their healthy growth. Spread the seeds on the top of the potting soil. Set aside the containers at a sunny location and water regularly. When the radishes reach 1 inch in diameter you can harvest directly from the ground soil.

Radish gardening during covid19


Baby Kale

Baby kale is another leafy food plant that is super easy to grow and will be ready for consumption in less than a month. Take medium-sized clean containers and fill them with good quality potting soil. Place the seeds in the soil at a 1-inch depth. Set aside the containers near a south-facing window where they get plenty of sunlight exposure. Water regularly. You can harvest the leaves when they reach 4 to 5 inches in size and add them to your favorite food recipes.

COVID19 pandemic is a great time to spend plenty of time maintaining a garden that you always dreamed of. So, pick the vegetables or food plants you like and set up your own home garden.


I hope this article will help you to pick a few healthy food plants to include in your garden.

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Have a great planting season!😊

 

 

 

 

 

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