I have a small veggie terrace garden and I grow all different vegetable varieties. In the beginning the potting mix was not economical considering the prices of perlite and coco peat. Thus, I researched a bit to bring my potting mix prices down and I found this nice article online linked below. The article talks about using rice hulls instead of perlite.
Ever since, I have been growing my veggies using rice hulls (15% of the mix) with similar results as perlite. The potting mix turned out economically vibrant too. The near by rice mills sell rice hulls 10 rupees per kg.
I am attaching some pictures of my garden. Sorry for the congested pots around as I have to reduce the size of the garden due to neighbour complains.
really impressed by your garden,veges look quite healthy.hope harvesting these would have given u immence joy.
i have recently started growing veges despite using all the methods(potting mix includes cocopeat+cow manure+peat moss+perlite+vermiculite+neam cake) plants specially eggplant,okra,bell peppers r growing very slowly.can u tell me what potting mix u have used ,in what ratio and for all the green leavfy veges u've grown what else have u used while in growing stage?also how big (u have used tubs)container have u used,did u poke holes in it.
Im planning to grow leafy veges in coming months so ur guidence will be
of great help.
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