Growing Vegetables in Containers (Facebook / Country Living & Farm Lifestyles)

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Terrace Gardening: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Terrace gardening is as old as the days of Babylon, but today it has a new meaning in India. Dr. Vishwanath, has pioneered organic terrace gardening in Bangalore by providing training to residents in their own locality and supplying the needed inputs like seeds, manure, plant protection materials, implements, containers etc. People in Bangalore are now growing vegetables in containers and benefiting from organic produce treated with natural pesticides and insecticides.

Container gardening is increasing in this city, and more and more people, thanks to Dr. Vishwanath, are growing vegetables in containers and growing vegetables in raised beds.

We asked Dr. Vishwanath a couple of questions about his work in Bangalore and his encouragement for people to grow organic vegetables on their balconies and rooftops. These were his answers:

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.