Now a days where the cities are occupied with flats, vehicles and populations it’s only the house terraces left to plan for a garden. So terrace gardening is a trend in big cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow and Cochin. The main advantage of terrace gardening is it is organic, keeps a check on the increasing temperature, saves money, time and bring a positive environment around the house.
Many vegetables like brinjal, tomato, chillies, cucurbits etc and flowers like marigold, rose, chrysanthemum, zinnia etc can be grown easily on the terrace with a proper management. It is advisable to grow the vegetables facing south or west direction with proper pruning so that the plants get adequate sun light and maintain good shape and health. If the plants are grown in the warm tropical climates where the sun is strong, it is better to grow them in a shade.
Similar to field, diseases and pests are common in terrace gardening. So it is advisable to use organic based chemicals to combat the diseases and pests occurring in terrace gardening. The major kind of pests in terrace gardening is the sucking pests like jassids, mealy bugs, white flies, aphids, thrips, which transmit the viruses causing leaf curl, yellow mosaic, wilts in plants. To control these sucking pests an organic viricide named V-BIND from Vanproz is recommended which control the spreading action of viruses.
Many bacterial and fungal diseases like powdery mildew, damping-off, anthracnose, late blight, black spot, leaf spot, black rot, cankers, common blight etc affect the plants grown on terraces. So for controlling these diseases, it is recommended to spray an organic bactericide cum fungicide named V-KURE from Vanproz.
Listed below are some other organic based chemicals and nutrients available to maintain plants in the terrace –
- BIO ORGANIC MANURE (Multiplex Urban Green)
- TEHELKA ORGANIC GROWTH BOOSTER (Indian Organic Company)
- ORGANIC DISEASE CONTROLLER (Multiplex Urban Green)
- SEED GERMINATOR – ORGANIC (Indian Organic Company)
- V-HUME PLANT NUTRIENT (Vanproz)
- CALHUME (Camson Bio)
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