Sunshine in the Garden of Green in an Urban Jungle
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Smart green spaces
But do not lose hope, with even a small 6 by 4 feet space one can actually achieve quite a bit using imagination and ingenuity. Most urban spaces who have faced this problem came up with the idea of what we now know as the “terrace garden”. These gardens allow for a home even 18 floors high to possess its very own green patch. And in today’s highly urbanized world, who would not want to feel the therapeutic benefits of interacting with a little green patch.
And benefits they do indeed bring. A little space can supply all the fresh herb condiments like mint, coriander and curry leaves that a kitchen would need. During COVID times many people who were forced to stay at home and found time of their hands took to terrace gardening. From little herb patches to full blown pygmy fruit plantations, many a green thumb flowered.
Eat homely and healthy
In fact in a city like Bangalore this is now driving an “Oota from your Thota” (food from your garden) movement which can be rather encouraging.
Not only does this promote health as sometimes one cannot be too sure about the type of pesticides and chemicals used on certain vegetables from the market. When it’s your home produce you can be well assured of the source being pristine.
Many who have started terrace gardening have discovered that they can do a wonderful mix and match of items. They intersperse a combination of flowers, vegetables and fruits. So a garden just does not get relegated to the table, but also to one’s mental and physical wellbeing too. The flowers that one grows can be used for decorative purposes, poojas or to just give a home a wonderful effervescence of freshness. Imagine the distinctive perfume of an aromatic flower filling the home in the morning – even better than a cup of coffee or tea.