Rooftop Kitchen Garden in India 6

“It was about 15th of June, 2011 when I went to the unit I market in Bhubaneswar to have some seeds for our kitchen garden. The seller told me that the seeds would start having the fruits / vegetables in the plant within a period of one month. I thought, for his business he is just alluring me in such way and it will take at least two months to have the yields. I was aware that I will be in Bhuabaneswar till up to 25th June, then I said let me just wait for its yield.

In between I went to Delhi and had to came back on again 4th July for some professional works. And as I understands it is not yet a month and see the cocumber plants having the cocumbers. Similarly I had planted the bitter gaurd and later on the ladies finger, beans and brinjals. You see the growth and the plants are now little bit ready for its crops. If any person have some space for kitchen garden, one must try and grow. One gets lots of pleasure and even got curious about the growth and the developments in the plants every day. In so far as putting time on it is concerned, it took hardly half an hour to one hour every morning from my usual daily routine works. I had never felt that the kitchen gardening ever took any of my valuable times.”

Prasanta VarmaBhubaneshwar, India



  1. This is so beautiful!! It is such an amazing experience to see a garden on the rooftop of a building or a community garden in the lawn of public space! I am working with a wonderful group of people to build a community garden in our neck of the Ozark woods. 🙂

  2. Many people laugh when I tell them that 30 days after planting a seed you can begin harvesting some vegetables. What most don’t understand is that things like radish are a 30 day start to finish plant, so should be planted every 3rd day or at least every week throughout the growing season. Things like squash take a bit longer to get harvest size, but when they start the continue to produce as long as you keep them picked. Love the video, and the shares from others.

    • One of the best ways to learn about all things garden related is to join our twitter group called #gardenchat on Mondays and #herbchat on Thursdays. I prefer to use to follow the conversations using those hashtags. You can see the full schedules at I also use tweetdeck to follow conversations that take place everyday all day long. We are all a bunch of homegrown gardeners who teach and learn using social media.

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