How to Grow Herbs Workshop at Organo Antharam

Naga Vamsi Neelam
March 4, 2024

On February 10th, 2024, Organo Antharam Residents gathered at Rurban Hive for an enriching workshop on herb cultivation titled "How to Grow Herbs." The workshop aimed to educate participants on the nuances of growing herbs, particularly in the Telangana region.

The event commenced with a warm welcome by Ms. Sreedevi Ande, an experienced Urban Gardener followed by an engaging ice-breaking activity. Participants delved into discussions about various herbs, sharing personal experiences and knowledge about their usage in daily life.

The introductory session covered essential topics, including popular culinary herbs in Telangana, selecting suitable herbs for local conditions, and understanding the differences between growing herbs and other plants. Additionally, participants learned about sunlight and water requirements crucial for herb cultivation.

Showcase & Demo of Soil Mix and Seed Sowing

During this session, participants had the opportunity to observe a demonstration of ten herb varieties displayed on a table. The importance of soil composition was highlighted, and attendees learned how to create the perfect potting mix for their herbs. A hands-on demo of seed sowing or transplanting further enriched their understanding of herb cultivation techniques.

Hands-on Activity

Each participant received a kit and expert guidance on preparing soil mix and seed sowing or transplanting herbs. Tips on preventing common pests and diseases through natural methods were shared, along with insights into suitable containers or beds for herb cultivation.

Practical Uses

The session explored health benefits, practical advice on individual herb varieties, seasonal considerations, and companion planting techniques.

Revision & Q&A Session

The workshop concluded with a revision of key concepts, do’s and don’ts of herb care, and steps involved in establishing a home herb garden. Participants engaged in a lively Q&A session, seeking clarification and sharing their enthusiasm for herb cultivation.

In conclusion, the "How to Grow Herbs" workshop offered participants a comprehensive understanding of herb cultivation, empowering them to embark on their herb-growing endeavors with confidence and enthusiasm.

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