Terrace Gardening: After the corona transition period, people have started paying particular attention to food and drink. It is emerging as an opportunity for the people who are fond of farming. A couple from Karnataka is also earning well by adopting it and living a healthy life. The whole family eats them after growing vegetables at home, due to which their family also remains healthy.
Terrace Gardening and Earning in Lakhs
According to The Better India, Remya and Shijith do farming at home for the better health of the entire family. Remya tells us that when her child turned six years old, she was very aware of her child’s health; for this, she and her husband decided to grow vegetables and fruits on their terrace. He further said that we consume pesticide-free products and live a healthy lifestyle.
Start making a list
When they decided to grow vegetables at home, the two started by making a list of vegetables that could be easily cultivated on the terrace, as Remya was pregnant at the time. The list included common vegetables like chilli, pepper, tomato, onion, beet and spinach.
After this, Shijith initially invested around Rs 500 to buy seeds, pots and manure. They relied on good soil and patience to grow the plants at home, says Shijith, and used organic fertilisers such as cow dung and groundnut cakes to get the best results.
Both gave time in the nursery.
Shinji explains that “During pregnancy, Remya often desired to eat some vegetables like capsicum, cauliflower, radish, sapodilla and passion fruit. After this, Remya gave birth to a child in 2015. Initially, she found it challenging to find time for gardening while taking care of the child. But later, everything started happening in a usual way.
As soon as his son Daivik started eating solid food, the vegetables in his garden also changed in the same way. The child liked tomatoes and carrots, so both of them began cultivating them the most.
Friends and relatives gave advice.
After the child grew up, Remya had enough time to spend with her plants and take care of them. After good care, the number of crops started increasing, so the space on their roof started decreasing. Then some customers, including friends and relatives, advised Remya to open a nursery at home. So that there is enough space for the plants. So in 2019, he started nursery in his house.
Apart from vegetables, they also sell fertilisers, seeds and plants.
Apart from organically grown fruits and vegetables in the nursery, Remya also sells cow dung, organic and groundnut cakes. Along with this, they also sell seeds that are of the hybrid breed. Pepper, coconut, and mango plants are also found in their nursery. There is also a collection of ornamental flowers. This gives them an income of Rs 25,000 per month.