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Organic Gardening Tips for Small Gardens in Summer

Posted by Krishna Karthik on

The scorching heat is becoming unbearable day by day!

Summer in India is the season that everyone takes a lot of time to get adjusted fully. Tiredness and fatigue are two significant observations during this period. But, if you have a hobby like gardening, you can indulge yourself in it to get rid of the monotony.

These days you do not need to buy a big house with a huge backyard if you have a thing for gardening. Effective utilization of small spaces, for example, the balcony, can turn your gardening dreams into reality. The apartment owners of today do not brood over the fact that they have no space to start a beautiful garden. Instead, they use various techniques to optimize the limited space for gardening.

If you are one among them, you will find multiple ways to turn your small apartment into the Garden of Eden, that too in Summer.

All you need are

  1. Gardening tools
  2. Organic fertilizer  & Potting soil
  3. Vertical planters of various colors.
  4. Organic seeds (both vegetables and flowers).

Best plants for summer
If you have a South or South-West facing balcony, it is likely for the plants to receive enough sunlight. So, you should start with heat-resistant flowers and vegetables like

• Pentas – This tropical flower adds immense beauty to your balcony with their bright colors like red or light pink. They can also tolerate the extreme Summer heat to a great extent. 

Pentas seeds available here on amazon.in- http://amzn.to/2osCWek

• Marigold – These yellow and golden brown flowers can change the complete appearance of your balcony garden. And they are resistant to severe heat. So, you need not worry while growing them in pots on your balcony.

Marigold seeds available here on amazon.in- http://amzn.to/2pkN50D

• Sunflowers – Yes! You can grow them in containers but you have to take certain measures to ensure a full bloom. Plant the Sunflower seeds in well-drained soil, use a polyethylene cover with small holes in it and place it in an area that receives ample amount of sunlight. Your tiny Sunflower garden will bloom after 7-10 weeks.

Sunflower seeds available here on amazon.in- http://amzn.to/2pKbaOi

• Vegetables – Not only flowers, but you can also grow numerous vegetables in Summer, that too in your balcony garden. Buy a suitable container or, planter, to be precise and use natural fertilizers for maximum growth. A few summer vegetables that you can grow in your balcony garden are Green onions, Beans, Lettuce, Radish, Water Melon, Eggplants, Brinjals, Sweet Potatoes, Peas and so on. These plants are heat-resistant and can tolerate extremes of temperature with a little help from you, of course.

Vegetable seeds available here on amazon.in- http://amzn.to/2oaARHK

Now, scroll down the following points to know how to start your Garden of Eden:

Fertilize Your Soil
Use only organic fertilizers to prepare your soil for the growth of flowers or vegetables. These fertilizers and potting mix help the plant resist excessive heat and harsh climatic conditions in Summer.

        

Use Plants With An Extensive Root System
Plants with hard roots like Sweet Potatoes, Hibiscus, Onion and Ginger, help them survive through the excessive Summer heat. They are both affordable as well as require less watering at regular intervals. Thus, you do not have to spend much time in your garden.

Use Garden Shade Net
Shade clothes can help your plants to thrive in Summer by preventing them from the heat rays of the Sun. But, be careful while setting up the shade. After all, you have a small space garden, right?

Garden shade net available here on amazon.in- http://amzn.to/2owraio

Mulching
Mulching is indispensable to your plant’s health in Summer. Not only it helps the soil to retain moisture and essential nutrients but also protects it from the harmful UV rays of the Sun during Summer.

Summer gardening can be a tad difficult in the lawn or backyard as you are going to be tired pretty soon. But, you have a small garden on your terrace or the balcony, it will be easy for you to look after them regularly. So, get up and start working on your balcony garden this very moment!

Useful links below:

Pentas seeds available here on amazon.in- http://amzn.to/2osCWek

Marigold seeds available here on amazon.in- http://amzn.to/2pkN50D

Sunflower seeds available here on amazon.in- http://amzn.to/2pKbaOi

Vegetable seeds available here on amazon.in- http://amzn.to/2oaARHK

Organic Fertilizer available here on amazon.inhttp://amzn.to/2osB70V

Potting Mix available here on amazon.inhttp://amzn.to/2pXPJpq

 


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