Maintaining a garden has in today’s age grown from just being a mere hobby to a meaningful pursuit, due to the relentless race towards urbanization. Gardening not only helps you maintain an organic diet but also is an irreplaceable cure to stress and strife. There is a long list to choose from when it comes to deciding on what to plant in your garden. Gardeners everywhere will tell you that planning, planting and caring for a garden is not only enjoyable but therapeutic also.
Here are a few suggestions to aid you along in making the decision.
- Holy Basil: This aromatic plant is perhaps the one which is most popular in Indian homes. This plant can be cultivated for its religious purposes and also for its medicinal values and essential oil. This is more widely known across South Asia as herbal tea, a medicinal plant and as a plant for worship in the Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism. It’s a good one to start with.
- Tomatoes: Another plant in the Indian gardens, popular in almost all the regions across India and form a part of our regular diet is the good old Tomato. Contrary to popular belief tomatoes are available in many varieties. There’s the regular red cherry and then there’s the yellow pear tomatoes. Apart from these there are also the pearl and heirloom varieties to choose from.
- Coleus: The Coleus is a plant that does well during winter. They are great as foliage plants. If you are looking to add some green to your garden. The leaves of the plant are known to change color tones and in a span of a couple of weeks provide a rich variety of colors to your garden. They are a no fuss plants if you ensure that adequate water is provided.
- Common Anastasia: These plants make for the neat bushes that burst forth with soft and purple flowers during the autumn season, giving your garden, the much needed spark and colour. They can be easily grown indoors as well as outdoors, needing minimum care and attention. However, one should not over-water them. Their growth is undeterred by frost and rain is only a blessing. The leaves and flowers of the plant maintain a healthy green colour throughout their life span.
- Beans: They are large plant seeds which are used for human food or animal feeds. These plants need trellis or something to climb on. You can sow these seeds directly into the soil and are amongst the most beneficial plants for health reasons.
Not just these, but there are many others that you can plant. Collect free saplings from: http://www.greenleapdelhi.org.in/distribution-points/