My Beautiful Garden
Ahead of the holidays, my school entrusted us with various activities like collecting of leaves, flowers and sprouting of beans. These, arose my interest in the environment so, I decided to plant a container garden in my balcony.
There were already pots and containers and fertile soil in my house. I asked my father to arrange for sunflower seeds and small rose plants. I took the pots and filled them till the middle with soil, after which I sowed lemon and papaya seeds. In the containers I planted tomato, coriander, capsicum and chilly seeds. All the seeds were collected by me from the kitchen.
My father made a vertical self- watering garden by reusing and recycling old plastic soda bottles that we hung on one side of the wall of my house and we grew money plants in them. Within a weeks’ time, the shoots sprouted out and I started watering them in the evening. Now, once in every fortnight, I spray water soluble fertilizers. I also sit with the gardener to assist him and learn the methods to maintain the garden.
After months, my garden is green, colourful and looks picturesque. I am very satisfied as I have channeled my energy and efforts to help the environment, while creating a picturesque view for myself to unwind my stress and make me smile.