Are you ready to conclude the gardening challenge with some gardening resolutions today?
1. Enjoy your outdoor space more.
Just 20 minutes in nature can have a huge impact on your mental wellbeing. And if you don't have much of an outdoor space, bring the outdoor in, by adding plants to your home.
Everyday, take out some time for your plants. Nurture her, take responsibility for her life, watch her shrivel up on the days you forget to water her, and watch her come back to life, after regular care. At Ripples, we make it easier for you to surround yourself with nature with as little effort as possible. Shop our planters now and start your parenthood journey, this lockdown.
2. Separate you waste between dry and wet waste, if you can't compost at home.
Not all of us have the time, energy and patience to create a compost pit at home, but we can surely take out 10 seconds of our time to throw our waste in 2 different bins. Just by doing this, you're making a massive difference for our environment and plant.
3. Make a watering chart for your plants.
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In our day to day lives, it's not easy to remember the days when our plants have to be watered. Specially when we have a wide variety of plants with different watering needs. Making a watering chart at the beginning of the month helps with this. It helps us remember when the plants have to be watered and at what interval.
4. Try to grow at least one fruit/vegetable/herb or microgreen.
For someone that has never started their kitchen garden, taking on too much plants at once can be daunting so we suggest you start with one plant if not more. Choose one easy to grow vegetable/fruit/herb or microgreen and start with that. Watching your plant grow and
5. Save your eggshells, banana peels, coffee grounds and tea leaves for a natural fertiliser for your plants.
When banana peels decompose, they release potassium and small amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and magnesium. Egg shells are rich in calcium. And coffee grounds in nitrogen.
Plants need nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK) to thrive and we likely throw these away in abundance in our homes.
Dry all of the above in the sun for a day or so and grind them together to get a fine powder like mixture and use this to fertilise your plants. You can even add water to your blender/ grinder to make a liquid fertiliser.
Let us know in the comments below, what gardening resolutions you're excited to try!