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Indra Terrace Garden Harvests 300 Bags of Vegetables At Their House Terrace


Introduction

Indra Terrace Garden helps the average urban population with farming and terrace gardening basics.

Product or concept

Indra Terrace Garden is a platform where information regarding terrace gardening and terrace farming is easily accessible. They also have a shop where terrace gardening based materials are sold.

Problem being solved

Reduces transportation emissions involved in shifting organic produce from one focal point to another.

Process or technology involved

NM Mythreyan and V Balasubramaniam recommend that any garden have the following things:

  • Flowering plants - attract pollinating agents like butterflies, and this helps with pollination of the other plants too
  • Vegetables
  • Herbal plants - herbs prevent any kind of harmful insects or bacteria from attacking the plants
  • Spinach.

They help those to want to set up a terrace garden with supplies and advice on the  plants to choose.

Sustainability benefits

  • Ability to depend on oneself to grow the requirement of vegetables – you grow what you eat. Produce you grow on your own is devoid of any pesticides and unnecessary contaminants
  • Greywater recycling is done to water the plants.

User segments that will benefit

Residential/ Apartment Communities

People or organizations involved

Natarajan Manishankar Mythereyan, V Balasubramaniam

Indra Terrace Garden

Innovations or USPs

  • Use HDPE grow bags have set up materials that can withstand the plant growth in the terrace.
  • Use coir mixed soil which absorbs and holds water - water does not seem into the terrace.
  • For pest control, they use natural pest repellents - neem oil, castor oil, a mix of chilli, ginger and garlic extracts.

Related engineering, science or business topics

Horticulture

Water Management


House and Office located at:

Pallavaram

Videos

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Know more about the people behind this

Tips on how to grow your own vegetables on a terrace garden : The article talks about how the family maintains the terrace garden, the shop and also provide advice to enthusiastic customers throughout the year.

Trials and errors make a good ‘oxygen chamber’ : The article talks about the trial and errors Indra Terrace Garden faced while beginning to scale their own garden.

Make a visit to get a first-hand experience

Indra Terrace Garden : For more information regarding terrace gardens and the shop, you can contact them through the website.

Involve yourself/participate in activities

Purchase the product/solution

Indra Terrace Garden - Products : You can purchase the gardening tools and materials through their website.

Connect with experts

Directorate of Horticulture and Plantation Crops : For more information regarding training sessions/ horticulture research, you can contact them through their website.

Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

Terrace Garden | Easy way to grow Fruits &Spices Plants on Terrace Garden-Harish Mysore : The video species methods one can implement to grow fruit and spices plants in their terrace garden.

Stylish Balcony on a Budget | Plants and Decor (Diwali Special) : The video describes how one can grow plants in their balcony provided it receives ample amount of sunlight.

How To Grow Vegetables in Containers-Summer/Rainy Season Special : The video talks about the ways one can grow their vegetables during the summer/rainy season in India.

GrowYourOwnFood II Organic Terrace Gardening for Beginners-Step by Step : The video takes a beginner through a set of step by step instructions on growing vegetables in the terrace garden.

Learn more

Terrace Gardening (Rooftop) Gardening Information : The article provides an extensive point of view regarding terrace gardening for beginners.

10 Tips For Starting A Balcony Garden : The article talks about the factors to consider in terrace garden maintenance in an urban area.

Terrace garden: 10 things you must know : The article talks about the factors you must know before starting a terrace garden.

The Complete Guide to Organic Terrace Gardening for Beginners : The article presents an action plan for those wanting to start a terrace garden.