How to grow Vegetables in Pots

Who said vegetables only come from markets? Your balcony, porch and roof top are better sources of healthy vegetables! Here’s a step by step demonstration of how to grow vegetables in pots on your roof top, terrace, balcony and porch. It’s easy and can be inexpensive if you use recycled materials and kitchen-made fertilizers. Demonstration by Shobha of Zed Foundation, Bangalore. Filmed at Zed Collective, Bangalore.
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5 Responses to “How to grow Vegetables in Pots”

  1. @chaiwithlaksmi Hi, I live in a terraced house in England and I have a small back garden but because it doesn’t get very much sunshine I have decided to try growing vegetables in containers in my front garden. It is bare and covered with pebbles but it gets alot of sunshine. So far I have 4 big buckets of soil/compost mixture (which I still need to cut some drainage holes at the bottom of) My neighbours are looking at me like I’m crazy, but tbh I couldn’t care less!

  2. strikingly beautiful girl. i heard something about vegetables, and containers, but can’t remember anything else except that face.

  3. Glad you like this video guys! :)

    I used sand bags around my rows of pots or at the mouth of the drain hole to prevent the soil mix from getting washed into the drains. Also, if your balcony or terrace is part of a rainwater harvesting system, then, a) you have to be careful about soil entering the water system and b) you have to avoid harmful chemicals altogether.

  4. CombatWarrior420 Reply April 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks for the video. While I do have land to plant vegetables and fruit in. I just can’t because I am going to sell my house and wondered if it was possible to plant in containers. Much appreciated.

  5. I think the drainage is the problem with my plants. Thanks for the advice on the sand and rocks. I had been mixing perlite and vermiculite thinking I could work around the drainage without rocks.