Home farming is currently trending, people grow vegetables and fruits in home as they are easy and quick to grow. In homes, at different sites you can grow vegetables like garages, gardens, basements and any other empty spaces. Now a day, people are running businesses and earning money from home farming. There are different vegetables that can be grown easily and do not require much care except basic requirements like sunlight, temperature, watering etc. Different vegetables have different harvesting time.
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This article focuses on 7 easy vegetables to farm at home in Pakistan.
After peppers and potatoes, tomatoes are the vegetable that is most frequently consumed. For 4 to 6 weeks, keep it indoors before exposing it to sunlight. Tomatoes grow best during the summer. In between 60 and 100 days, they are ready for harvest. Cherry tomatoes especially sell at very good rates.
- BELL PEPPERS:
It is a very tasty vegetable that is used as a topping for pizza and other fast foods as well as in many Asian dishes. It is quite simple to cultivate in your kitchen garden. You can cultivate it outdoors or in pots. Similar to tomatoes, maintain it indoors for 4 to 6 weeks before moving it outside. The optimum time to plant it is in the early summer. It will take 60 to 80 days to complete.
Bell peppers are available in different colours and types, and are high in demand due to their vast use in cooking!
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- LEMONS AND LIMES:
Lemon is a type of citrus fruit, however it is most frequently used in cooking to provide sour flavour to food. This plant comes in a wide variety. If you plant a lemon tree in your yard, either in the ground or in a pot, it will produce more lemons than you and your family will need. It typically produces two crops every year. It will demonstrate why it is the most cost-effective plant.
Take some mint plant root cuttings at the beginning of the growth season and plant them in the ground; the plant will soon begin to grow. Few bushes will be enough once they are fully grown for a household. In rainy seasons, the price of mint sky-rockets, therefore it can be a source of good amount of money.
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Each spring, asparagus is one of the first vegetables harvested. The spears of asparagus are delicious, delicate, and crisp. Asparagus can be harvested in its growing season that is 6 to 8 weeks long. It is perfect to grow in spring and summer. For Asparagus, choose a spot with moist soil that is fertile, sunny, and well-drained.
The best time to grow mushrooms is from October to March. As a side job, cultivation can be done in tiny homes and huts without the need for land. Mushroom farming does not demand full-time labor and is not high-maintenance, all family members can easily manage their respective activities. A mushroom crop can be propagated using either controlled cultivation or open-air field farming.
The varieties of mushrooms that are grown commercially in Pakistan include button, oyster, and straw mushrooms. Oyster mushroom has shellfish-like appearance that is why this fungus is frequently referred to as an oyster mushroom. It can be consumed fresh as well dried. The straw mushroom grow best on paddy straw, therefore are called straw mushrooms. They are also known as Chinese mushrooms because it was cultivated first time in China. Nearly 80% of mushrooms farmed worldwide are button mushrooms, and they are both widely consumed and widely grown. This mushroom may be effectively grown in basements, garages, and any other empty space. For more in-depth information, kindly read: Small Scale Mushroom Farming Business at Home in Pakistan.
The evergreen rosemary shrub has a strong flavour and a piney scent. It thrives in warmer climates. Although it may be used fresh with many meals, using it dried frequently results in a superior flavour and aroma. It is advisable to use it sparingly in the recipes because the flavour might be overpowering. While harvesting can occur in 11 to 14 weeks, germination can take 14 to 21 days. It requires good sunlight and watering.
Oregano was first grown in the Greek countryside, but it is currently cultivated all over the world. When combined with other vegetables, its fiery and bitter taste enhances the flavour. It is suggested for a beginner gardener because it is simple to grow. Oregano grows nicely and is simpler to manage in the ideal indoor environments. Oregano can take up to two weeks to germinate, and after 13 weeks it is ready for harvest.
Other herbs that can be easily grown in your house include, lavender, thyme, celery, coriander, basil, dill, sage and parsley etc. All of these herbs can be sold at good costs.
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