“ During the show We will explore a full year in the vegetable garden, namely how to extend and smooth transition between each of the seasons. We will cover topics such as preparing for spring, selecting vegetable varieties, succession planting, organic methods and winter gardening. The calendar is still in winter, but the weather is teasing spring. With spring, those cool-weather vegetables that we love to consume can be grown in our gardens. Turnip greens, mustard, lettuce, spinach, kale, collard greens, broccoli and cabbage are topping this list of favorites.” Said Ms Gupta.
“For instance, indoor gardening – growing under lights in soil, hydroponically or aquaponically (growing plants along with fish) – is becoming more common. From growing arugula (rocket salad leaves) to growing traditionally medicinal plants like tulsi, carom (ajwain), turmeric and vegetables helps one get clean fresh food with growing concept of, pick and plate every season. From herbal tea gardens on the window sill and healing herbs under lights to vitamin-packed microgreens on the kitchen counter, medicinal gardens are blooming indoors. Many Indians are taking to the eat-the-food-you-grow idea and that appears to be bringing world cuisines to mamma’s kitchens. This is being achieved by creating cosmopolitan kitchen Gardens -a progression from growing Indian staples like coriander, mint and green chillies. These modern gardeners are investing in seeds and potted herbs and plants not only during international travels but during visits to markets including like Food Bazar selling potted plants and local nurseries.” She added.
The other highlights of the spring festival will be Ikebana and Bonsai show, session on eco gardening, sale of garden related items, farm fresh vegetables, seeds and plants for summers. Various chapters of the association in Delhi and National Capital Region will be presenting whole range of nutrition food and related recipes to meet the needs of changing lifestyle.