How We Grow Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is believed to be highly nutritious, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to boot. It’s one of the easiest microgreens to grow indoors too. We

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Chia Microgreens growing in a bowl

How We Grow Microgreens

We grow several varieties of microgreens indoors during our long winters. Fenugreek, mustard, chia, amaranth, onion, cilantro, arugula and kale are some of the best-loved

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Poona kheera cucumber harvested

A Few Other Favorites

Okra, broccoli, summer squash, cucumber, eggplant etc. are vegetables we grow every year. They all produce abundantly here. We had 30 or so okra plants

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Large Leafy Greens

In addition to the compact greens we grow on raised beds, Swiss Chard, Japanese Mustard, Kale, Leek, Celery, Nasturtium etc. are grown outside the raised

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A plateful of red currants

Fruits and Berries

We have a couple of apple, pear, cherry and plum trees, and one apricot tree in our backyard. Pear trees are the easiest to maintain

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Raised beds for vegetable gardening

Growing In Raised Beds

We grow root vegetables and small leafy greens on raised beds. The beds are made with ‘construction lumber’. Being not chemically treated makes construction lumber

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A red wreath of cayenne pepper


Cayenne is our favorite pepper. We use them in a lot of preparations in the kitchen. So, we grow at least 10-15 plants each year.

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A wide variety of tomatoes


We plant around 30 tomato plants every year. This year we had 16 varieties of tomatoes. Most of them produced well. We plant them about

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Kulli Corn

We try to avoid plants that take a lot of space in the garden and give a single harvest. Corn is one of them. Not

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Organically grown Brussels sprouts, harvested and readied for cooking.

Brussels Sprouts

We had stopped growing them many years ago, as these large plants take a lot of space in the garden and they require almost the

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Two varieties of bitter gourds in a bowl

Asian Gourds

Bitter gourd, snake gourd, ash gourd, hairy gourd, luffa and tindora are vegetables we love. They need a longer growing season than what we have.

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Meraviglia Di Venezia harvest. A bowl full of Meraviglia Di Venezia beans.

Bush Beans

We plant a couple of varieties of bush beans too every year. Though some of them are quite tasty, they are a pain to harvest.

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Blauhilde beans on trellis.

Pole Beans

Every year we plant three or four varieties of pole beans and a couple of varieties of bush beans. Pole beans are much better suited

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