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With outdoor pollution reaching alarming rates, its time people understood that air pollution indoors is also a big health concern in all major Indian cities. Elements like smoke, chemicals, and other biological and chemical pollutants like living organisms, allergens, and VOCs can make the air inside our homes toxic. The unfortunate truth is that these pollutants and allergens are present in almost every household no matter how spotless it looks.


Everyone who loves nature and gardening wishes for a serene garden where they can unwind after a long day at the office or on a leisurely weekend. But, most of us living in the urban jungles that we passionately call metropolitan cities are restricted by the lack of space. If you’re like us and would love to have a garden but don’t have space for it, terrace gardens are your answer.


Kitchen gardening seems easy enough when you think about it. Get a few seeds and saplings, pots, a bag of garden soil from the nursery and fill the pots with soil, sow the seeds or plant the saplings and just place them on the balcony or windowsills.


Small indoor or outdoor plants that are grown on a fixed wall or a freestanding vertical structure is known as a vertical garden or a living wall. Studies show that by 2050, almost 80 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban centers. As cities have become more crowded and we depend a lot more on apartment living already, most of us don’t have access to garden space or just any greenery in this urban jungle.


In the concrete jungles of our cities, we’re always looking for spots of green. With the constant increase in the cost of vegetables and the decreasing quality of the same, it’s no wonder that there’s been a dramatic rise of people growing their own terrace gardens. For some, it is just a hobby to pass their time while for others, it is about going organic and ensuring they have only safe and healthy fruits and vegetables.


You are really lucky if you have a terrace or balcony no matter how small. The challenge is to make it usable, aesthetically pleasing and practical, all at the same time. If you have a balcony and like conventional Indian aunties, you are just using it to dry clothes, you have absolutely no idea how much you are missing out on or how huge an idiot you are.


People in the cities have gotten used to the supermarket life way too much. In our busy schedule, we don’t have time to grow any plants or vegetables in our homes. But we believe that everyone should have at least some plants in their homes. Here is our list of herbal plants you can grow in your kitchen with minimum effort, minimum time and minimum space.