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India: Pune Woman Converts 3,500sqft Plot Into A Garden Which Feeds 10-12 People Daily

Sujata cuts a 2-feet-long white gourd in her urban farm as her sister-in-law and nephew watch.

I spend about one hour daily on the plot and about 20 minutes on the terrace garden. There are three families – mine, my brother’s and my brother-in-law’s.

The Logical Indian Crew
November 8th, 2017

Excerpt:

Sujata: It is not exactly a farm, it’s a residential plot which we have converted into a garden. We did not want to construct on the plot, which belonged to my brother-in-Law, so with his permission we converted it into the garden as it was lying idle. We always wanted to grow plants using only organic and natural method. We are also maintaining a terrace garden for last 6-7 years, but it has its own limitation of space. This problem was solved by the garden.

Sujata: In vegetables, we grow ladies finger, sponge gourd, bottle gourd, bitter gourd, cow beans, chillies, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, malabar spinach, sweet potato, brinjal (three different varieties), cherry tomato, local tomato, radish, castor. We even grow wide variety of herbs like Basil (three varieties), oregano, thyme, chives, lemongrass, peppermint leaves. In fruits, we grow banana, passion fruit, dragon fruit, mulberry, strawberry, plum cherry, orange, papaya, gooseberry, grapes, guava, mango, lemon, coconut, java apple, pomegranate, custard apple, etc. We also grow tulsi, haldi, ginger and desi cotton.

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