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Easy vegetables that anyone can grow this November- PART 1

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

Whether you live in an urban space or have an outdoor garden, the joy of serving homegrown veggies is enormous. Your monsoon plants are probably ready for harvesting, which also means it’s time to sow some winter veggies that will grow in November. Also, we will take a look into some general tips while growing these plants.


Eggplant/Brinjal:

Plant the seeds about a centimeter deep in the soil. Sow them about 3-4 inches apart and water thoroughly. Since days are shorter during the winters, try to provide them with at least 4-6 hours of sun.


Okra:

Growing Okra starts with preparing the soil. You will need some organic compost which you can prepare at home using our composting solutions. Add it to the soil to make it slightly acidic, which suits best for the plant. Cast the seeds about half an inch deep and sprinkle some water. Keep the plants 12-15 cm apart from one another. Okra needs 5-6 hours of sunlight daily. Your harvest will be ready in about a month or two. After harvesting, new pods will grow from the same spots.


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Capsicum:

Capsicum does well in 18 C to 35 C temperatures. In southern India, it does well throughout the year. Prepare a soil mix using the regular garden soil, cocopeat, and vermicompost in equal proportions. Spread the seeds in the pot while maintaining a distance of 5-6 inches from one another, then cover them with a layer of soil. Keep the plant in a spot that receives 4-5 hours of direct sunlight.


Beans:

Beans require a well-draining soil, good sunlight and fertilizers to grow. Using your fingers, create a 2-inch hole and sow the seeds. Keep each plant at least 25 cm away and add some water. It is grown primarily to increase nitrogen in the soil.


Amaranth:

Amaranth is a must-grow plant in November. In urban spaces, you can grow it as an ornamental plant. Plant the seeds about 2 inches deep and 5 inches apart in a spot that receives partial shade. It is also known for its medicinal properties against chronic cough and ulcers.


Things to Keep In Mind


Here are some general pointers that will help in growing these plants:

  1. Ensure the plant receives 5-6 hours of direct sun

  2. In case you are growing the plant in a pot, use at least a 10 inch deep pot per plant. This will give enough space for the roots to grow.

  3. Veggies need well draining nutritious soil, we recommend preparing a mix with equal quantities of cocopeat, regular soil and compost.

These plants do well in winters as they are good at tolerating the colder climate. However, they require good care, nutrition, and protection from pests. You can check out our Youtube Channel for videos on gardening and plant care. Also, you can visit our Garden Up Store for essential plant care products, planters, and home decor needs.

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