September/October is an excellent time to curl up with a cup of tea and watch the colors change from your living room. However, this is not very enjoyable for children who enjoy being outside! September/October is a time for tidying and planning for the following year in the gardening calendar.
Along with clearing up the garden in preparation for winter, September/October is still a good time to sow and plant. Gardening with the kids is an excellent way to spend a nice autumn afternoon. Indeed, late autumn is the optimal time to cultivate veggies.
Some of the vegetables you can plant are a little more uncommon, which gives your children an opportunity to be adventurous with their growing and eating.
This key component of Indian cuisine is really simple to grow. Seeds for the same can be obtained from InviteGreens.
Mix equal amounts of cocopeat, compost, and perlite.
Put the potting mix in a small pot and soak it overnight in plenty of water.
The following day gently presses each chili seed into the soft soil and cover with mulch/hay.
Daily watering will ensure that the seeds sprout into little seedlings.
Transfer each sapling to a larger pot with a minimum height of 20 inches as soon as the leaves develop.
Daily watering till the plant blossoms. After blossoming, reduce the frequency of watering. When fresh chilies have fruited, harvest them.
From baby spinach salads to spinachy goodness in spaghetti alfredo, this iron-rich superfood is a must-have in your home garden. On the plus side, it grows quite quickly!
Create a potting mix by combining well-drained loamy soil and organic compost.
Gently sow the spinach seeds in rows or blocks approximately 1-1.5 feet apart, cover lightly with soil, and water thoroughly until germination occurs.
Once real leaves grow, place the saplings approximately six inches apart to provide adequate space for each plant.
Keep in direct sunlight or partial shade during the day.
Pick leaves as needed. Leaves will continue to regrow to the season's end.
Radish, a mostly unappreciated element in Indian cuisine, can be prepared in a variety of ways depending on the location. What few people realize is that it is also quite simple to cultivate at home.
Use a well-draining red potting soil that is enriched with organic homemade compost and cocopeat.
Sow the seeds by creating dents in the soil that are approximately 0.5 inches deep and spaced 1 inch apart.
After about a week, split the seedlings around 2 – 4 inches apart.
To cultivate the long, white species of indigenous radish successfully, potting containers of around 20 liters should be used.
After approximately a week, add vermicompost. Water regularly
Harvest after about a month.
Children are always fascinated by anything having to do with seeds and plants. Not only is it a lot of fun to plant your seeds and watch them grow, but it also presents several chances for learning. Apart from learning about plants, children receive an understanding of how to apply various scientific abilities such as observation and prediction. Additionally, planting seeds teaches youngsters responsibility as they learn to care for their plants regularly.