Vertical Garden: PVC pipe was used to make vertical garden, the innovation of Sunita Prasad of Bihar got the award
Mushroom production is also being done
It is said that one who has the desire to do something in his mind, he makes his way even in the most difficult situations. Nowadays, due to lack of space, many people are not able to fulfill their hobby of gardening. In such a situation, Sunita Prasad, a resident of Chapra district of Bihar, has come up with such a unique gardening trick, so that one can easily grow vegetables in a small space. Yes, she is cultivating by making a vertical garden using PVC pipes and bamboo. She discussed this unique idea in detail with Kisan of India correspondent Deepika Joshi.
How did the idea of growing vegetables in pipes came?
Sunita says that she is very fond of growing vegetables, so she often used to grow something by filling soil in the broken pots of the house. Once she bought a pipe from a scrap dealer and left it on the roof and after a few days saw that soil had accumulated in it and some grass had grown. Seeing this, she thought that why not grow plants in it. Her idea of making a garden in the pipe worked. Now she is growing a variety of green vegetables in it, from onions, ginger to lemon.
Bamboo is a cheap alternative to pipe
Sunita says that the pipe is a bit expensive, so people can make a vertical garden from bamboo too. Plants and seeds can be sown in the bamboo by making it stand tall and filling it with soil. A vertical garden can be made by cutting bamboo into four pieces and applying plastic around it.
How to Plant a Seed in a PVC Pipe
Those who want to grow vegetables in PVC pipe, Sunita tells them the right way to grow plants. First you take a 5 foot pipe. Then make as many cuts in the pipe as you want to plant and from there you can plant seeds or plants. Then she mixes the rotten cow dung, vermicompost and soil and puts it in the pipe. For the water to reach the plant below, for this, by inserting the water pipe in the middle of the soil, it is removed slowly, making a hole in the middle of the soil. In this, she fills the sand because the sand remains wet for a long time, due to which the moisture remains in the plants. In this way the water reaches the bottom of the plants comfortably. Once a PVC pipe is filled with soil, there is no need to replace the soil for three years.
Which vegetables are you cultivating?
There are many plants in Sunita Prasad’s vertical garden. She is growing brinjal, cabbage, coriander, beetroot, turnip, cucumber, aloe vera, onion, turmeric ginger as well as chikoo. She grows almost all seasonal vegetables. She says that vegetables grown in this way are very good for health, as it is completely organic. Whereas the vegetables available in the market are grown with chemicals. Sunita also advises other women to grow vegetables for the needs of the family by creating a vertical garden at home so that their family remains healthy.
Received Innovative Farmer Award
Sunita Prasad has received many honours for her special vertical garden. For this innovation of Sunita, she was also honoured with the ‘Innovative Farmer Award’ by Krishi Vigyan Kendra Manjhi. She is inspiring other people to do the same.
Along with this, she is also producing mushrooms and keeps using new technology in it. Along with this, she gives free training to youth and women about mushroom production to vertical garden. In this way, she is making herself as well as other women self-reliant.
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