Science Up Your Home And Kitchen Gardens
Whether you’re giving growing a pesticide-free vegetable patch a shot for yourself, or you’re dabbling in a new hobby in a small corner of your terrace, the benefits of having a kitchen or home garden are proven and immense. But most people shy away from gardening assuming it to be a laborious and tedious activity. Moreover, people believe it requires a lot of space or prior knowledge and technical know-how to be successful at it. But the truth is, these days even the smallest spaces in urban areas have the potential to be turned into thriving green cover – whether for ornamental appeal or even to grow a small patch of vegetables and herbs.
It is true, gardening requires some amount of patience and perseverance, however the learning curve can be speedy, and the success rate can be heightened especially with the help of growth regulating products like Magic Gro Plant Care that are formulated on naturally present microbial intelligence in plant life. The science of gardening is now quite easily accessible, even within the comfort of your own home, and provides innumerable benefits. It might seem unlikely that a small or big patch on the terrace could impact your immediate environment so much, but here are some of the definite advantages worth exploring by giving this a try yourself.
1. Improved air quality: Green cover has the inherent ability to largely filter dust particles and other pollutants, smog and cuts greenhouse emissions, providing cleaner, breathable air. It pays to have a rooftop or kitchen/home garden in the vicinity, in the interest of improved air quality.
2. Rainwater management: According to some research, up to 80% of rainfall can be retained through rooftop gardens, enhancing the return of moisture to the atmosphere through transpiration and evaporation multi-fold. Roof and terrace gardens are incredibly helpful in containing storm-water that would otherwise be wasted to runoff. This enhances precipitation levels in the water cycle Particularly efficient in countries prone to strong monsoons, such as India, this is recommended because plants use rain immediately, effectively and also store excesses for later use.
3. Energy efficiency: In Tokyo, for example, it was said that the average temperatures could be regulated by 0.11–0.84° C if 50% of all rooftops had green cover, This could lead to a savings of approximately 100 million yen. This is simple, because green roofs form a protective layer from the sun’s heat hitting the surface of the roof or terrace, reducing the amount of energy required for cooling or heating the buildings indoors. A green layer helps cool the building in summer, and insulates the building in winter. This then has a domino effect on reduced costs spent on electricity as well, providing a sustainable solution for energy conservation and addressing concerns around greenhouse gas emissions.
4. Vibrant ecosystem: An increased green cover immediately attracts other species of birds, animals and insects, thereby creating a vibrant eco-system. Creatures like birds, butterflies, bees, squirrels and even some rodents (though these should be contained outside the home) play an important role in furthering the ecosystem and creating an ecological balance.
Some challenges you may face
1. Optimal sunlight and growth conditions: When it comes to gardens in urban locations, one cannot always ensure optimal sunlight and other required growth conditions. Depending on where your garden or vegetable/herb patch can be created in your home, it may or may not be adequately lit. So you may have to choose your crop accordingly. That apart, you may need to provide the plants some assistance to cope with inadequate sunlight.
2. Adequate water: Understanding how much water to provide plants can also take some learning. Different species require more or less water, depending on what they’re primed for.
3. Soil vitalisation: Home gardening, especially if semi-indoors, requires soil to be changed at a certain frequency, in order to replenish the micronutrients required for growth. Poor soil health often leads to flower/fruit drop, yellowing of leaves and makes plants vulnerable to disease and pest infestation.
4. Stable environment: Depending on where you live and where your garden or vegetable/herb patch is located, it may be vulnerable to a range of climatic changes such as excessive winds, heavy rain, bitterly cold nights, severely warm weather or a very dry environment. It might be useful to use a growth regulator to help your plants deal with the extremes and cope well.
Here’s how Magic Gro Plant Care can help
The typical and most common causes for home and kitchen gardens to fail are unhealthy soil, inadequate sunlight, unexpected climate stresses, and pest infestations. This usually results in a loss of visual vibrancy in the plant or premature and frequent dropping of leaves and produce. More crucially, this is also indicative of other issues that may be stunting the plants/crops capacity to grow in a healthy and wholesome manner, such as nutrient deficiencies, imbalanced moisture (over watering or insufficient draining), excessive pruning, and pest infestation.
Magic Gro Plant Care is a growth regulating product that makes use of microbiome technology, researched and developed specifically for indoor plants to deal with erratic ups and downs in weather, soil vitality and watering conditions in a more balanced way. By working with biosensors and bioactivators, this product takes into consideration the entire microbial ecosystem in the soil system of a crop/plant, and helps enhance the inherent soil microbiology.
Magic Gro Plant Care has its roots in advanced biotechnology, and offers the following USPs:
- Enhances nutrient absorption from soil and boosts plant growth
- Improves photosynthesis and thereby improves plant health and growth
- It can be used for new plantings, potted plants (indoor and outdoor), terrace gardens, roof top gardens etc.
- Helps maintain microorganisms in the soil and reduces the need for frequent soil change
- Provides protection against plant diseases
- Improves flower and leaf pigmentation which gives brighter flowers and leaves
Biosensors play the role of sensing micro-nutrient deficiency and simultaneously triggering bioactivators whose job is to enhance the transportation of micro-nutrients to areas where they are needed, limiting the ill-effects of said deficiency. Together, biosensors and bioactivators improve nutrient and water uptake, thereby fight mineral deficiencies and hugely improving the plant’s capacity to remain healthy and thrive even in the face of minor inadequacies. Magic Gro Plant Care is a one-stop-product that can put the science in your kitchen or home garden, and give you results that you’d be slow to achieve on your own.
Also read: How To Take Care Of Indoor Plants