Home Grown Veggies

Have you ever considered growing your own vegetables? fruit even?

My family began harvesting egg-plants, and coriander by chance last summer, when a green-thumbed relative planted some seeds. This Spring, rows were tilled, seeds were officially bought, and tangy radishes were plucked this morning! Our yard has, aside from radishes, lettuce, spinich, tomatoes growing; protected by home-made scarecrows (but that is a story for another day). I am no agriculturist, but I can sure tell the soil is favorable for planting. In my neighborhood I was pleased to find at least one garden-like patch per street, usually occupying an empty plot.

I was curious how many other Lahoris are or have created gardens in their homes ? Any tips? Pictures? How about Green-thumber’s in general? Flowers?

5 Comments so far

  1. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

    We had this one-kanal empty plot converted into a vegetable-garden until the owners downed to build up a house!

    miss those fresh delights… :(

  2. salman (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

    Yes i am doing………..

    How can i upload the pics?
    (i think i need a password)

  3. Bulla (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

    Whatever you do, just don’t plant chili peppers!!! I’ve heard they cause rifts among family members!
    Where do us desi-log come up with such nonsenses! :-)

  4. Sabyn (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 2:12 am

    Gardening itself is such a soothing exercise, its good for both mental and physical health. We used to have veges and fruits including mangoes, lemon, guava, many others. Had lots of chillies :p, aubergines(eggplant), tomatoes, lady fingers, zucchini(tori), colocassia (arvi), chinese lemons, coriander, mint, and many other different veges in different times. I used to go to Juma Bazar to buy “peneri” once in a while, growing different flowers was my passion. Tried to have a Money Plant :) grew, which never happened.

    Its a joy to have a garden, even if i am not taking care of it.

  5. purple pineapple (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 2:25 am

    my cousin lives in those houses for professors in PU. she has an empty lot behind her house. and there she grows stuff like kadoo, and matar, and karailay and your usual suspects like dhaniya and what not. it’s pretty awesome. i know when i used to be young my khala helped me grow some coriander, and it was really cool to see little seedlings pop up in a matter of days or so. the soil of Lahore is excellent when it comes to agriculture…all thanks to Ravi flooding us once in a while ;)

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