Our Aim is to establishing a system for disease free nursery production, capacity building of the private nursery growers, provision of healthy and disease-free nursery plants to promote kitchen gardening through, availability of home grown clean vegetables.
Everyone knows that home garden tomatoes taste an order of magnitude better than ones that come from the grocery stores’ shelves. They are fresher, juicier, sweeter and just plain delicious.
Chilli contains up to seven times the vitamin C level of an orange and has a range of health benefits, including fighting sinus congestion, aiding digestion and helping to relieve migraines and muscle, joint and nerve pain. It's also a good source of vitamins A and E, beta-carotene and folic acid.
Brinjal is a warm season crop and requires a long warm growing season but it can be successfully grown even in the rainy season. Brinjal can be grown in all kinds of soil and is available around the year. Brinjal comes in many different sizes - medium, large and small round ones. The medium sized ones are usually considered to be the best and should be kept at room temperature. Also, be sure to pick the smooth, shiny and heavy ones because they're the freshest.
Melon is a delicious fruit packed with nutrition. The term “melon” diversed in many different plants belong to the family Cucurbitaceae. Containing niacin, vitamin A, B6, C, potassium and their high water content, make it an excellence diuretic. Many species of melons are found, but they belong to four genera: Momordica, Benincasa, Citrulus, and Cucumis.
People who eat fruits and vegetables as part of their daily diet have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases. Vegetables are important part of healthy eating and provide a source of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C. Almost all vegetables crops are propagated by seeds, except a few like sweet potatoes, asparagus, garlic, potatoes, which are propagated vegetatively. Among the vegetable crops which are propagated by seeds, most of them like cucurbits, beans, peas, radish, turnip, carrots and leafy vegetables are sown directly in the fields. Other vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, tomato, onion, chili etc. are first sown in nursery beds where seedlings are raised and then transplanted. A nursery could be considered as a location where plants are cared for during the early stages of growth, providing optimum conditions for germination and subsequent growth, until they are strong enough to be planted out in their permanent place. Some vegetables require special cares during their early growth period. There are some vegetables with very small sized seeds. These are first sown in the nursery for better care and to combat with the time for field preparation and after about one month of seed sowing, transplanted in the main field. The technology of raising healthy seedling by using peat moss substrate and compost in multipot trays is getting popularity. With this approach, early and late vegetable crops can be obtained by raising early and late seedlings and is considered very beneficial. However, it needs scaling up to reach maximum beneficiaries of the community. Nursery of vegetable crops can be raised in multipot trays under very simple and low cost protected structures like walk-in tunnels. This technology is very effective for producing early crops vegetables. It will provide ready to transplant nursery or ready to grow plants of different vegetables to promote kitchen gardening.