This farmer from Telangana has turned the terrace into the field (Photo: Social Media)
A person’s hobby can give him a new identity, but if he is fond of farming, then there are many benefits from this hobby, you protect the environment. He feeds himself and his family with pure and nutritious vegetables. Tummeti Raghottam Reddy, who hails from Telangana, has a similar story. He is fond of gardening. He has been doing gardening on the terrace of his house since last years. Farming was not difficult for Raghottam, who belonged to a farmer family. But he adopted new methods in this and started growing vegetables on the roof and balcony of his house. Today in his garden apart from vegetables, you will also find fruits, flowers and medicinal plants.
book based on gardening experiences
According to The Better India, Raghottam was fond of farming from the beginning, but after completing his studies, he went to the job. So now after retirement he is doing farming. He has also published a book based on his experiences in horticulture, namely- ‘Terrace Garden: Midde Thota’. Apart from this, many Telugu books written by him have been published. Raghottam Reddy has been doing kitchen gardening for the last 10 years. He started gardening with curry leaves. Today he has a garden spread over 1230 square feet, where he grows vegetables and fruits.
Now there is no need to go to the market to buy vegetables.
The biggest advantage of farming on the terrace is that Raghottam does not have to go to the market to buy vegetables. He eats pure chemical free vegetables grown in his garden. He told that with this thinking he had started farming, he would not have to buy vegetables from outside. Today, among the common vegetables grown in his garden, okra, cabbage, tomato, green chili, cabbage, beans, bitter gourd, zucchini, kundru, brinjal, gourd etc. will be available according to the season. Also, he plants different varieties of vegetables. Among fruits, they have lemon, dragon fruit, guava, cilantro, pomegranate, chikoo. Apart from this, he also plants many types of greens.
25 quintals of vegetables have been grown in 10 years from terrace garden
Raghottam told that about 20 thousand rupees were spent in setting up Cheres Garden. Although he did not invest in one go. But now they do not have to buy vegetables from outside. He said that if the calculations are to be done, in 10 years, 25 quintals of vegetables have been grown from his terrace garden. The money he had invested for the Terrace Garden was recovered. In return for the hard work, the whole family is eating organic vegetables. He has used large plastic drums, buckets and containers to plant saplings in his terrace garden. He uses soil and cow dung manure in his garden. Today, he has become a separate identity while doing gardening, Raghottam is famous not only in Hyderabad but also in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. He claims that in the last two years alone, around 500 people have visited his garden. Many people are doing gardening by connecting with them through Facebook.
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