Few days ago, I happened to visit a place where terrace farming was practised. My family was impressed by the organic vegetables which were produced there. So, we started terrace farming by making coco peat, compost and neem cake.

I began to spend time with the plants instead of watching television. Initially, due to abundant rainfall some of the vegetables like tomatoes began to rot.

Some small insects began to feed on the plants. We overcame this problem by spraying a homemade pesticide made of ginger, garlic and Asafoetida on the plants.

Now, we are happy when we harvest vegetables like spinach, radish, beetroot, tomato and chilli. We are delighted when we eat the organic vegetables from our garden.

So why don’t you also start terrace farming?

Dharshani Sathish, V, Vibgyor High School, Bangalore