With the increase in the population of the world the requirement of food increases manifolds which puts a lot of pressure on the land to produce more to feed the growing population. This has resulted in the use of fertilizers and pesticides on large scales in the fields for an increase in the production of the foodgrains. The result was impressive. The production of food grains increases and we were able to provide food to the increasing population.
But the side effects of the use of fertilizers and pesticides have worried us. These chemicals have entered into our food chain and finally into our bodies. The accumulation of such chemicals in our body has severely affected our body causing diseases that include deadly ones like cancer. diabetes, kidney failures, and many more.
The solution to this problem is yet to be discovered but we can have some remedies by having our own kitchen garden. This kitchen garden can be started in a little space in the back of our house in the courtyard. There we can grow our vegetables and fruits using organic manures that will have no side effects on our health. Besides, it will provide us with fresh vegetables and fruits for our consumption.
There are several other advantages associated with kitchen gardening. These are
1) We can make our city green.
2) We can get fresh and healthy vegetables and fruits.
3) We can save our precious money that was earlier invested in buying vegetables and fruits.
4) This product we get from our kitchen garden has a better taste than the one purchased from the market.
5) Growing our vegetables and fruits in the kitchen garden reduces the number of pesticides and fertilizers that are used in the fields.
Several eminent personalities all over the world have also advocated the need for kitchen gardening and they are also having their own kitchen garden to say about the product they have from their garden.
Dr. Joby John Tom Galloway Professor of marketing at the University of Louisiana has his own kitchen garden where ha grows Bitter gourd and okra which seems to look good and fresh . As per the words of Dr. Joby John they have very good taste.
It is the time we have to think about kitchen gardening seriously to make our city greener and to have fresh and healthy food. For more details on Kitchen gardening, you can consult other blogs on this topic.