When onion prices shot up last year, Sanjana Rao from Hyderabad, decided to plant spring onions and stop worrying about the cost.
“We planted onions in our backyard. I kept it all organic, no fertilizers and pesticides. We are growing spring onions in our backyard and terrace too. Just neem water, onion peel water, banana peels and egg shells gave us a good crop,” says Rao, a terrace gardener, whose 100 sqft of green space shows her love for gardening.
Some of the common finds in her kitchen garden include variety of green leaves, pumpkin white and yellow, yellow cucumber, Indian beans, brinjals, green bell peppers, methi and sabja (chia seeds), turmeric, chillies, tomatoes and pudina.