Nutritional kitchen garden saves money, no dependence on market
Growing a variety of vegetables can meet nutritional needs without much expense
It is necessary for a healthy body to have a proper and balanced diet, which means that your food should contain all kinds of nutrients, which are obtained from different vegetables, fruits and grains. People in rural areas usually do not get balanced food, because they do not have enough income to buy different types of vegetables/fruits from the market. Nor is there enough information to grow seasonal vegetables in the vacant space behind the house. In such a situation, the initiative of Mahayogi Gorakhnath Krishi Vigyan Kendra to make a nutritional kitchen garden is commendable. She is motivating people to make such gardens and also helping them. Vishnu Pratap Singh of Malaur village of Gorakhpur has set an example in the area by building a successful kitchen garden with the help of KVK.
The nutritional needs of the family are met
The main objective of creating a nutritional kitchen garden is to provide nutritious vegetables to the family members. At present, it is difficult to find chemical free organic vegetables in the market and even if available, the price is very high. That’s why Vishnu Pratap Singh, a farmer from Malaur village in Gorakhpur, started a nutritional kitchen garden in 2018 in a small space (0.13 hectare) behind his house. Along with this, he is also running a backyard poultry farm.
Help received from Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Vishnu Pratap Singh did not know much about kitchen gardening. He came in contact with animal scientists of Mahayogi Gorakhnath Krishi Vigyan Kendra. Showed interest in kitchen gardening. Apart from providing information, the scientists also provided technical assistance to them. Vishnu Pratap Singh is very hardworking and he soon learned new techniques and adopted them. Krishi Vigyan Kendra demonstrated the Nutritional Kitchen Garden model in detail. Vishnu Pratap Singh participated in several training and other activities.
Initially, it was the scientists of KVK who inspired him to adopt nutritional kitchen garden and assured him of success. Now Vishnu Pratap Singh is happy as he is able to meet the nutritional needs of the family very well. There is a variety of vegetables and fruits in their diet. With the help of KVK, he has made a very beautiful and attractive kitchen garden.
Which vegetables do you grow?
Vishnu Pratap Singh’s nutritional kitchen garden is impressive not only in his village but in the entire district and people are getting inspired by it. Due to the nutritional kitchen garden, he does not have to buy vegetables from the market, which means he saves money. The family gets a balanced diet. He grows a variety of vegetables and fruits in his garden, such as root crops, leafy vegetables, okra, cowpea, cowpea, cluster bean, French bean, cucumber, pumpkin, bottle gourd, parwal, drumstick, brinjal, chili, tomato, coriander, Carrot, Radish etc. In fruits, banana, mango, guava, lemon, malta, grapes, peach, phalsa, papaya, ber, pomegranate and litchi plants are planted.
Vishnu Pratap Singh says that he uses many vegetables grown in the garden for the family. The vegetables that are left over, they sell them. In this way their dependence on the market for vegetables ends.
Inspiring other farmers
After making a successful nutritional kitchen garden, Vishnu Pratap Singh is motivating other farmers of his district to make kitchen gardens by adopting new techniques. He is also guiding the farmers to adopt new technology. With his help the farmers started growing different types of vegetables in the village. They are getting good price for it in the market. By making a kitchen garden, you too can feed pure and organic vegetables to your family.
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