The glory of gardening – hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed – not just the body, but the soul! ~ Alfred Austin
As I have already shared in my previous posts over the years – Part I, Part II & Part III and one more post, I have slowly and steadily treaded into the world of gardening with my potted plants in the balcony. At present, I have a balcony full of pots with varied plants including a veggie patch too. 🙂
Last year was the first time I tried my hands on cultivating a veggie patch and the happiness it brought me and not to mention the satisfaction because of the successful attempt, I tried it again this year. I did not do french beans this time and mainly concentrated on coriander & spinach.
Today I want to share how I went about it – I soaked a handful of coriander & spinach seeds overnight in a glass bowl. Next morning I sowed the swollen seeds (osmosis effect 😉 ) in the soil which had already been mixed with dried and powdered cow dung (available in packets in the market) and then watered them every day. In a week, the seeds sprouted and out cane some tiny plants. And soon, in another week I had a luscious patch of coriander with a few spinach plants in between.
Here is a phase-wise glimpse of this year’s crop (if I may call it so)-
Do any of you indulge in gardening of any kind? Do share tips if you have any. 🙂