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Lalbagh Independence Day flower show 2010 – Part I (veggies) August 10, 2010

Filed under: Organic Farming and Kitchen Garden — rajapanda @ 4:04 pm

I visited the flower show in Lalbagh last weekend.

Let me first post set of pictures of vegetable’s grown in container’s. In the next post i’ll post the flower pictures.

that's a favorite of mine, i keep growing it and now have lot of seeds saved

seeing this for the first time in India, i know of gardener who grows it in US though

those are snake gourd in the background, almost 5 ft long!!

pumpkins grown in container



different varities of chilli

cabbages grown in container.. container are hidden beneath

really nice growth for container garden

These are few seed packets that i bought. Am going to try growing Broccoli seeds for the first time.


And here is a packet for bone meal (40/kg), urea(30/kg) and dap(30/kg). Urea and DAP are meant for my lawn grass only and the bone meal(5 kg) for my kitchen garden.

Bone Meal, Urea and DAP

Hope you enjoyed the pics as much as i enjoyed the show!


27 Responses to “Lalbagh Independence Day flower show 2010 – Part I (veggies)”

  1. Jeanne Says:

    Thanks, Raj, for showing us the wonderful Lalbagh output. Renews my passion for veg gardening. I will go tomorrow and pick up some seeds and other stuff.

    • rajapanda Says:

      you are welcome Jeane. Yup from time to time I too need some boosters for the veggie gardening and this show is just perfect for that.


  2. Natti Says:

    Hey Raj,
    Am heading there this Saturday. Nice to see what is in store.


  3. GoodEarth Says:

    Oh my God! this is splendid!!
    i hope this veggies show is still on this weekend… can’t wait to get there…

    Thanks for the post Raj!

  4. Binita Says:

    Hello Raja,

    Wonderful pics… I am going there today!!

  5. Natti Says:

    Hey Raja,
    What is DAP. Is urea organic? And is Cocopeat still available in Lalbagh. Whenever I go there they are out of stock.

    • rajapanda Says:

      Hi Natti,

      DAP stands for Di-ammonium phosphate. So, it’s not organic and neither is urea. But am not going to use them for my kitchen garden. It’s meant for my small patch of grass lawn.
      Yes coco-peat was available at 1-2 shops at the show. I bought one small brick for my seed starting needs. It cost my rs. 30/-.


  6. Hi….Really great pictures and garden…You have such a huge variety…

  7. Sumathy Says:

    Hi Raj,

    Nice pictures. I too went ther ethis Monday. Got some manures and seeds. Well, can we add DAP for the flowering plants? What is Bone meal and where do we get it? What is its use? Looking forward to your part 2 post.


    • rajapanda Says:

      Hi Sumathy,

      Yes we can give DAP to flowering plants too.
      Bone meal in simple terms is crushed bone of different animals. It comes from slaughter house. In nature as different animals die and get buried in the soil, they enrich the soil by the way decomposition of their body. But in a controlled environment like kitchen garden we can use the bone as a substitute.

      Will post the part 2 soon 🙂


  8. sriram Says:

    raja – why urea and DAP for grass?
    even tho it is not for the veggies, it doesnt fit with what you are doing…

  9. K. Meena Says:

    Hi Raj:
    Lovely photos. I could not attend the show this time but your pictures showed me what I had missed!
    Taking cues from your experience, I am growing beans with success now. I got the seeds from Lal Bagh and got nearly 100% germination rate. I have harvested 2 kg so far.
    Also, there are huge yellow pumpkins sitting majestically on the trellis in my terrace. The skin of these giants is dark green in color – not the yellow skinned ones I saw in your pictures (may be they are hybrid variety) . They weigh between 8-10 kg and are very, very yellow , inside. They are also not too demanding at all, except for the huge , horizontal space requirements.

    Any idea where one can get the seeds of those long snake gourd variety , in Bangalore, which you have captured in the pictures? I have been trying in vain to get them, for the last 6 months …

    Thanks and Regards
    Meena K

  10. GoodEarth Says:

    its been a loooooooong intermission! Time for Part II 🙂

  11. Pattu Says:

    Thanks to your inspiring blog, I had harvested my veggies today . I grew them on the terrace with minimum soil and used organisc fertilisers and pesticides, as far as possible.

    Whenever I was in doubt I was referring to your blog and GG’s and some others. Thanks to all of you, I have confidence to go ahead.


  12. arati Says:

    wonderful pictures!

  13. Ewa Says:

    Raj, these examples of pot vegetable gardening is so inspiring! thanks for sharing!

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