Terrace Gardening for Vegetable Cultivation
Terrace gardens are becoming a common feature in today's urban environment. The phenomenon of landscaping on
the terraces and rooftops has evolved due to excessive exploitation of the urban land. In such congested environment, rooftops
and terraces of buildings remains as a valuable sources for urban horticulture. It is also a potential option for cultivation of
vegetables due to its short duration of life cycle and easy to manage on terrace conditions. Besides, terrace cultivation of
vegetables can supply preferential, fresh, toxic free produce with minimum expenditure there by increases monetary value of land
per unit area (apartment). In addition, it improves aesthetic sense, reduces stress and strain of the growers as well as
environmental pollution. These multi-dimensional uses of terrace gardening encourages urban growers to produce healthy
vegetables round the year. Due to lack of substantial information on terrace vegetables cultivation, this article aimed to highlight
the methods for cultivation of vegetables and their cultural practices on terrace conditions.
Keywords - Multi-dimensional, Terrace gardening, Vegetables.