Oh, welcome back! August is approaching, and we thought you'd want to plant vegetables that combine the taste of sunshine and the freshness of monsoons. What do you think? "Gardening is the purest of human pleasures." And if you have veggies sown in your garden, the joy is multiplied! Do you want to feel this delightful emotion three t...
Oh, welcome back! August is approaching, and we thought you'd want to plant vegetables that combine the taste of sunshine and the freshness of monsoons. What do you think?
"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures." And if you have veggies sown in your garden, the joy is multiplied! Do you want to feel this delightful emotion three times? Let's get this process started!
We recognize that the amount of information available on the internet can be overwhelming. But don't worry; we'll be here with our skills to keep your faith alive. Each of the August veggies described below may be purchased as seeds online.
Tomatoes, okra, and gourds, for example, are the veggies that can withstand rainy, hot, and humid weather and are thus the most suited. Knowing merely the names, however, is insufficient; the 'how' and 'where' are equally vital. As a result, we've catered to each individual in great detail.
Okra, also known as Lady Finger in English and Bhindi in Urdu, is a simple vegetable to cultivate. Besides that, its enticing blossoms will have you hooked all season. Okra is a must-have in your diet because it's high in Vitamin A, protein, and dietary fibers, plus it's also green, which we all need!
How To Grow Okra At Home:
- Add organic compost to your soil to enrich it. To put it another way, soil with a PH of 6.5 to 7 is ideal.
- If sowing outdoors, sow the Okra seeds 12 inches deep and 7-8 inches apart, or 9-10 inches apart if sowing inside (if sown indoors).
- Make sure your plant gets at least 5-6 hours of sunlight each day.
- Water your plant in the morning to keep it hydrated throughout the day.
- Your first yield, which will be 2-3 inches tall, will be ready 45-50 days after planting.
- Harvest them with scissors or by plucking them.
- From the spot where you cut, another pod will continue to grow.
- Continue harvesting until the plant stops producing.
"I could be red, I could be purple... It's possible that I'll be pink or yellow... "I can be white, black, or any other color you like!" Because really, they are available in hundreds of shades. Mooli, as it is known in Urdu, enjoys the salad because of its crispy texture and antioxidants as well as nutrients such as calcium and potassium. Not only that, but it also aids in the improvement of blood flow as a good source of natural nitrates, as well as preventing blood pressure and heart disease.
How to Grow Radish in Your Own Garden:
- Radish seeds should be planted in broad sun or partial shade.
- Radish requires soil that is loose, well-drained, and clear of rocks. It will be beneficial to add organic matter to the soil. It's optimal if the PH level is around 6-7.
- Seeds should be planted 12 inches deep and at least one inch apart.
- Because radishes can be cultivated in both the spring and the winter, the harvest dates vary.
- However, because we are growing radishes in August, the crop will be available in 30 days, with roots measuring 30 cm in diameter.
Despite the fact that lettuce is considered a luxury item in Pakistani families. Isn't it shocking? This demonstrates how more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. After all, health is riches! You can join the conscious eating trend by growing lettuce in your own garden. Let's take a look at how we can do it!
How to Grow Lettuce in a home garden:
- Make sure the soil is ready for the lettuce to grow in. Soft, loamy, and well-drained soil is desirable.
- Do not cover lettuce seeds with more than 2-3 mm of soil.
- The plant requires 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
- The plant should not be overwatered. If the soil has a fine coating of moss on it, you have most likely overwatered it. Depending on how clayey the soil is, leave it for a day or two. If it appears to be dry, give it a good soak.
- Once the leaves are 4-6 inches long, you can harvest them with scissors. Pulling the leaves away from the tree may cause damage.
Beans are classified into two types: bush beans and pole beans. Pole beans require trellis support as they climb vertically, whilst bush beans require more space to flourish. In any case, growing beans, no matter what kind you pick, is a breeze. Beans are nitrogen-fixing plants, which means they can pull nitrogen from the air and use it to fertilize the soil. What a sense of self-sufficiency! However, you'll still need to amend the soil with compost.
How to Grow Beans in a home garden:
- Beans can be seeded directly in nursery beds or containers. Because their roots are sensitive, they should not be grown indoors or transplanted at first.
- They thrive in nutrient-rich, well-drained soil. Make certain that there are no clay-like structures.
- As it is a sun-loving bush, give it at least 6 hours of direct sunshine every day.
- Plant bean seeds 9-12 inches apart.
- Place your seeds in a 1-inch deep hole dug by you. The bean seeds should then be covered with dirt.
- To support growth, water the seeds every 3-4 days for the first 3-4 days and then every 2-3 days after that.
- After 40-50 days, the pods will be full and ready to harvest.
Brinjals, or eggplants, are popular in Pakistani cuisine because they can fit almost anywhere. They can be fried, deep-fried, baked, turned into pakodas, eaten with curry, or mixed with rice. It's genuinely fascinating! They're also high in iron, calcium, and fiber, which is why you should add them to your garden right now.
How to grow brinjal at home:
- Sow brinjal seeds in well-drained, well-aerated soil.
- Place the seeds 14 inches deep in the earth, then cover with soil.
- Make sure the seeds are at least 5 inches apart.
- A minimum of 5 to 6 hours of direct sunlight is required for the plant to thrive. It should not be kept in the shade.
- When the plant's skin develops a glossy shine, it's ready to harvest.
Although we think of zucchini as a vegetable, it is actually a fruit. Zucchini comes in a variety of colors, ranging from rich yellow to dark green. It also has medicinal characteristics and is used to cure colds, pains, and other health issues. It also helps to prevent cancer and diabetes, as well as improve eyesight and digestion. Growing it at home sounds like a fantastic idea if it does too much, right?
How to Grow Zucchini in Your Own Garden:
- Zucchini grows best in well-drained, fertile soil, and because they are heavy feeders, the soil should be rich in organic matter.
- Zucchini seeds require a lot of light and room to grow.
- Sow the seeds 1 inch deep and 24 inches apart, or approximately 2 feet apart.
- Water on a daily basis to keep the plant growing.
- Consider the plant ready to harvest when it is 3 to 4 inches tall.
- After planting, this will take about 50 to 70 days.
Bottle gourd, white gourd, bitter gourd, and pumpkin are all members of the gourd family that can be cultivated in a home garden. There's a lot these vegetables can do, from acting as an anti-inflammatory vegetable to strengthening bones and muscles, improving blood circulation and digestion, and boosting immunity. While the method for growing gourds at home differs, we will simply address the general points that apply to all.
Gourds Can Be Grown At Home:
- Gourds thrive in moist, well-drained soil with enough organic matter.
- Sow gourd seeds directly in the soil at intervals of 24-32 inches, 1-2 inches deep.
- If the weather is hot, water them extra.
- Make sure the plants have enough area to grow and get enough sunlight (5-7 hours).
- It's time to harvest them when they're hard to touch and have full color.
Last but not least, we have Tomatoes, the culinary chameleon. Tomatoes are not only beautiful on the surface, but they also help the heart and brain operate properly by preventing cardiovascular disorders. Potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin K are all abundant. This vegetable is a delight to raise at home, with a water content of 95%.
How to grow tomatoes at home:
- Tomato seeds may grow in practically any type of soil, with the exception of hard clay soil. The pH level of soil that runs between 6 and 6.8 is, nevertheless, regarded as the best.
- Begin by sowing the seeds in small pots that are 3-4 inches deep and 14 inches deep.
- Tomatoes require a lot of moisture in the soil to thrive. Seeds require very little water until they germinate, but as they mature, they require more. In any case, it's critical to keep the top layer evenly moist.
- Keeping the pots in a warm, dark location will help them thrive.
- Within 10 to 14 days, the seedlings will appear.
- After 6 to 8 weeks, when the plant has grown to a length of 5 to 6 inches, it should be put outside where it will receive 7 to 8 hours of sunlight.
- You'll see ripe tomatoes 65 to 70 days after transplanting, just waiting for you to eat them!
These are the best vegetables to grow in August and will definitely satisfy the gardener in you! You'll also have easy access to optimal health right in your own backyard. So, what is the point of waiting? Purchase vegetable seeds online and prepare for a feast.