Preparing a kitchen garden in a city is a difficult task mainly due to space constraint. In cities, vegetables can be grown in the terrace of the house. Apart from pots, plastic covers and sacks can be used for growing vegetables. Also the terrace can be filled with soil and vegetables can be cultivated similar to the natural cultivation. While filling soil in the terrace, some factors should be kept in mind, boundaries are made using stones or bricks and soil is filled in it. Space should be provided to drain off excess water, while building boundaries with stones. Here also the use of organic manure is important. Mud, sand and cow dung is mixed to prepare the planting mixture and should be filled up to 30 cm in the area. Chilly, tomato, brinjal, spinach, long beans etc. can be grown in this. If there is a chance to make a barn, then creepers like snake gourd, ribbed gourd, ivy gourd etc. also can be grown.
While growing vegetables in terrace, soil should not be filled in excess. Water also should be given only as needed. The terrace should not be overloaded as it may lead to damage in structure. So the garden should be set where there is a wall. Care should be taken to see that the holes of the pot are open so that the water is drained off. After completion of one round of farming, the soil and planting mixture should be refilled. All vegetables can be grown on terrace, by providing ideal conditions. A vegetable grown at home is used for the household itself. By erecting poles on the terrace and connecting them with ropes, we can grow creepers also. Terrace garden adds to the beauty by providing greenery and also gives us an opportunity to eat fresh vegetables.