Priyanka Mahashabde for Slow:
In the daily hustle and bustle of life, we often forget to Stop and smell the flowers.
Our busy schedules usually give us less time to pursue our hobbies even though they play very important roles in shaping our mental well-being.
For me personally, gardening is extremely therapeutic in nature. The satisfaction and pride that come from planning, planting or just watching your home garden – cannot be matched with anything else in this world.
However, when it comes to regularly buying seeds and pots, some may find gardening a taxing or an expensive hobby. To help those, here I am sharing with you a concept called – Recycled Container Gardening!
Recycled container gardening is a method wherein you can up-cycle containers which you would otherwise be throwing away.
So if you get your thinking cap on, I’m pretty sure that you can also come up with new and innovative ways of recycling the used bottles, containers, unused water tank, jars, thermocol cartons, soda cans, beverage bottles etc. and make something green out of them!
For reference here you can see my terrace garden:
I am sure you would find this Portulaca plant in a coconut shell really cute. Portulaca plant is a succulent flowering plant which is very low maintenance and can be grown in both soil as well as water through propagation.
Some easy to grow plants are potato, marigold, money plant, green chili, tomato, spinach, mint, hibiscus, jasmine, bitter gourd, beans etc. Honestly, many of these don’t even require seeds. You can use your store bought vegetable and plant it directly after propagation.
Landscaping your garden is also a fun task which can be done via up-cycling. White pebbles, Unused basket, dried plants with roots and coconut shells glued together make an interesting garden décor.
You can be as innovative as you can and let that hidden artist come out.
It’s time for you to get a green thumb!
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