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Home Gardening Fundamentals

Here is our tested and tried method of growing backyard vegetables at home with list of material available in USA.

You can buy the Indian specialty seeds from our website below. I use it for my home garden, commercial farms and loved by 1000s of our customers.

Home garden using grow bags/fabric pots/root pouch bags/air pruning bags and automated drip irrigation.

Grow Containers:
I have tried many methods of gardening for past many years. These bags are the best so far for me apart from hydroponics (completely different topic by itself).
I love them for their
-Portability - lift with handles and move around
-Availability - just order online
-Economy - about 2$ a piece
-Airpruning - breathable and plants thrive in them. Check out airpruning concept
-Easy setup - open the bag, fill with dirt and plant.
I used to be great fan of raised beds but no more.

Check on amazon for fabric pots and buy based on the reviews and price. Go for 7 gallon bags

Grow Bags:

Automated Drip Irrigation:

Helps me focus my energy and efforts on high value activities in the garden. Watering is monotonous, ties you down to the garden (I hate it if gardening comes in my way for vacation or work travel), low value (doesn't mean unimportant) compared to other activities and highly automatable. It gives me more time for pruning, pest control and nutrition.

Helps irrigate at regular intervals and regular amount. I believe its very important to eat on-time and right amount for individuals and so for plants too. It also helps me create a dry cycle one day per week. Dry cycle is very important for plants generative growth. Timers help achieve this.

Drop by drop at the roots helps save water and avoid water on the plants. Plants doesn't love water on them all the times. Excess moisture on leaves causes diseases.

Drip irrigation is as easy as kids playing Lego bricks. Little bit of conceptual understanding, material planning and installation.

Deer/Bunny/others repellent:
Bought electronic repellent thats activated based on movement and gives out High/Medium/Low frequency noise along with strobe lighting to deter animals.
PestZilla Robust Solar Power Ultrasonic Pest Repeller with Flashing LED lights Outdoor Animal and Pest Repeller - Deters Racoons,Squirrels, etc. - Activated with Motion Sensor - [UPGRADED VERSION]

I plan to use below for fertilizing once every 2 weeks.

During flowering and fruiting stage, one handful every 2 weeks.
Dr. Earth 707P Organic 8 Bud & Bloom Fertilizer in Poly Bag, 4-Pound

Pest Control:
Spray above and under the leaves every 2 weeks. Increase the frequency to every week if there is pest attack. Better to have regular preventive application rather than reactive application.

Can spray for application of water soluble fertilizers and pesticides:
Chapin 20000 1-Gallon Poly Lawn, Garden, And Multi-Purpose Or Home Project Sprayer Great For Fertilizers, Weed Killers, And Common Household Cleaners, 1-Gallon (1 Sprayer/Package)

Material list:

***Garden Soil: .75 cubic ft per 5 gallon bags.

***Drip Controller:
Rain Bird 1ZEHTMR Professional Grade Electronic Digital Hose End Timer/Controller, One Zone/Station, Battery Operated

***Drip faucet, pressure regulator and back flow preventer:
Rain Bird FCKIT-1PK Drip Irrigation Easy Fit Faucet Connection Kit for 1/2" Tubing, Includes Pressure Regulator and Filter

***1/2 " tubing
Rain Bird T22-100S Drip Irrigation 1/4" Blank Distribution Tubing, 100' Roll, Black

***Drip emitters
Rain Bird SW10-30PS Drip Irrigation Spot Watering Dripper/Emitter, 1 Gallon Per Hour, 30-Pack

***1/4" tubing
Rain Bird T22-100S Drip Irrigation 1/4" Blank Distribution Tubing, 100' Roll, Black

***Drip stakes
Raindrip 381025B Heavy Duty Support Stakes, 6-Inch, 25 Per Bag

***Support clips
Purture150PCS Plant Support Garden Clips for Vine Vegetables,Tomato Trellis Clips,Makes Garden Vegetables to Grow Upright and Healthier,White

***Garden tool kit with seat
Wings and Water 7 Piece Garden Tool Set, All-In-One Tool Bag, Durable Folding Stool, Stainless Steel

***Deer/Rabbit net
Ross Deer Netting and Fencing Reusable (Protection For Trees and Shrubs From Animals) 7 feet x 100 feet