Dear Pakistani redditors, do you grow anything at home?
By - Najam99
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Aloe vera plant.
Darn thing seems to grow by itself. I cut one of its "arms" every now and then and smear the "jam" all over my head. Takes care of dandruff remarkably well and make the hair look shiny and super healthy, if it makes any sense.
It's remarkable, actually.
Aloe vera is the har fun mola of plants. Feels like it can do everything
it does wonders for skin too, try it
I once threw two mango seeds in our tiny little front lawn and we now have two mango trees that produce so much it's insane (too bad they never fully ripen and fall off during monsoon, still great for achaar)
We also started an angoor ki bail which went out of control and ending up growing over electrical poles and spread to our neighbors, grew up to the next story and ended up covering up literally the entire balcony and my rooms windows. Idk what the deal with that house is but you can literally toss anything onto the lawn and it will grow and bear unimaginable amounts of fruit. Other than that we've grown capsicum, lemongrass, lemons, lettuce, dhania, podina, curry patta and many other things I can't remember lol
Damn, you're so lucky, I'm envious. I once buried a mango seed in the the little pice of bare ground in front of our home and it only got to around 2 feet max height. The conditions in our area are not right for mangoes :(
Capsicum reminded me of the time when my father's friend gifted us a few kgs of capsicums in different colors from his garden and we loved them
Only the finest quality organic kush
Don't worry. It's just for export... You gotta fix the trade deficit somehow.
Sir any chance u would want to share ur goodies😂
Should we DM him? Are we fools?
Are you willing to share some with us good sir?
Yo u should post some on r/trees
Would you know anyone growing Hemp in mass ?
There’s a mandate of having an open area of atleast 5-10 feet outside the walls of the house, where i live.
And meri amma na uss men bhindi, torian, bengan, aloevera, podina, beri aur gulab ugaya hua hai.
Bohot zabardast. Hum ny beri k ilawa baqi sari cheezain lagai hui hain
You reminded me of my old home. We had many fruits and vegetables. Including Mango, Orange, Lemon, Guava, Carrots, Mint, Potatoe, Tomatoes and few more.
We also had many birds at home.
Nicee. Why did you have to move out?
This also reminds me of a Louqat tree we used to have in pur home. When I was little, I used to climb up on it on hot summer days. It had a couple of strong branches which were arranged in a way where my little body couls perfectly fit. I used to study up there or just relax and eat ripe louqats one by one
Well i didn't move out. I got kidnapped. They smuggled me to Russia. I was drugged most of the time so didn't know what exactly they were doing and didn't know language as well. There were few others like me there, i heard them but never saw them. They kept us in a very small room. So small that you can only stand in it. But since we were drugged most of the time i didn't feel any pain or something. My best guess is that they were doing experiments with us. One day i heard a big blast, so big that everything shook. All the cells automatically opened. As soon as it happened i fell to the ground due to weakness. After few hours i woke up in ashes. Walked to the nearest somewhere, i found people who helped me. Grew up there and then came back.
Lol. Which movie's plot is this?
I have crazy imagination lol
It's good to have it. You never get bored
The property had shares actually.
Aww. Bummer you had to move out
Yes i miss it a lot. I planned to make a similar home in future.
In Sha Allah brother, Allah ap k iradon ko poora karay
I tried growing garlic but the season was not suitable for growth, had to murder it in thanda khoon.
I'm interested in growing tomatoes — are they easy to maintain?
Tomatoes are actually pretty difficult. You have to water them just right or they'll die. Most people tend to over water them, and the signs of over watering are pretty similar to less water, so it becomes a loop and they end up killing the plant. You also need to make sure the soil doesn't hold much water
Bummer, I was considered growing them for quite awhile.
Well it's ginger and potatoes then.
>You also need to make sure the soil doesn't hold much water
If it's grown in containers — you can drill the bottoms to help it with the drainage.
Nai nai. I would suggest that you still try. You just have to be a little careful about watering
We grew tomatos in both ground and pots and had better success in the latter
Aloe vera plant, lemon tree, sugar apple tree and and papaya tree. Crows and other birds would usually eat most of the papayas and sugar apple.
Chalen, makhlooq ko faida he ho raha hai. Achi baat hai
GREENS are super easy to grow you just need a nitrogen rich-ish soil and boom leaves
spinach is ez af so is saag of all types any green you can think of is pretty ez
Yep and my parents love all kind of saag
I started with Tomatoes and Chilies after watching a youtube channel called "Kitchen gardening". Watching those seeds grow to tiny seedlings and then getting vegetables from those plants that you grew yourself was priceless.
I've since grown Ginger, Garlic, Tomatoes, Okra, Jalapenos, Eggplants, Bitter gourd, Cucumbers in the previous season.
I've already put in seeds for chilies and tomatoes for the winter season. In terms of new things to grow, im gonna grow Beetroot, Broccoli, Radishes, carrots and cauliflower.
>I started with Tomatoes and Chilies after watching a youtube channel called "Kitchen gardening". Watching those seeds grow to tiny seedlings and then getting vegetables from those plants that you grew yourself was priceless.
Right?! It's so rewarding
>I've already put in seeds for chilies and tomatoes for the winter season. In terms of new things to grow, im gonna grow Beetroot, Broccoli, Radishes, carrots and cauliflower.
Good luck man
We have a custard apple and papaya tree along with a lemon tree. Too bad I don't like the taste of the former two.
I had to google the first one. It's an interesting looking fruit at least
My guy, how have you not eaten sharifa before? :DDDDDDDDDD
Haha I just didn know it's English name
Ayy my nani had an apple tree. Termites ate it though :(
Figs, lemons, mint, moringa and lavender. Trying for olives currently.
Bohot awla 👌
We have a mint plant in our garden. We love our mint lemonades and green chutneys.
Back in Saudi Arabia, my mum used to grow okra and squash.
Mint is great for a lot of things. We also use it in chutneys as well as Kehwa
Lol at Emaan but I'm envious at all that fruit. Lovely
All Pakistan should have flat roof homes and people can grow so much on their roofs. If people do some basic composting, no fertilizer would be needed. Huge homes with slanted roofs are an utter waste in a climate like Punjab/Sindh
They are indeed. My cousin made a large pot out of concrete and bricks and gows a lot of things at his roof. Works like a charm.
This reminds me, there was a time we had no vare ground and I checked our a company which set up lawns on roofs and it cost 5 lakh for our little roof. Noped right out of there
my family back home grows sweetcorn but idk what it translated to i think its mak
My old house had a very old mango tree which would only give you unripe mini mangoes, 3 orange trees, some lemons, a single guava tree that would be decimated by qabootars, diseases and other birds and also a patch of mint. Everything was managed by my grandfather since he loved gardening and even decorated the house with various flower groves and gardening magic. We later removed the orange trees as they were very weak then and replaced them with some lettuce and bengun (kid me was very sad). Also my father also managed to grow a some green chilies. Kid me one day decided to plant some watermelon seeds because I loved watermelons and low and behold a whole ass watermelon vine grew spreading everywhere and some fist sized watermelons grew. But one horrible day my grandfather, sat down with me and had “The Talk”. He told me the watermelons had to go because they wouldn’t survive the winter. I reluctantly didn’t object since he was the expert and a week later he went to remove it. I couldn’t leave a being that I had a hand in creating, die alone. So I accompanied him in its untimely demise. Oh yeah I forgot to mention that before we left the house my brother spat out some pomegranate seeds in an empty patch reserved for a new plant and our stray cat literally came and shat on it. The next month we find a sapling growing there. In a few months a whole tree with pomegranates too. Also idk if I should mention this and if the government will track me but a cannabis plant from which we made hot qawa for arthritis pain. Don’t remember if it worked tho.
Lol, are you sure that kehwa was really for arthritis pain?
Btw it sounds wonderful. The plants we grow feel like little children and it can be heartbreaking to see them die
Well I know it didn’t help with the arthritis so……
We have a vegetable garden in our backyard. This year we had alot of tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, cucumbers. We had some corn but we didn't remove it early enough so it went bad. Btw this is in our home in NJ
Oo nice man
Yes we do, Mangoes, Anaar, Lemons, oranges and mint
I think 2 kids are enough for my mother 😅
But does bhindi grow on you for your mom to cook? :p
At my Pakistan home, we have a guava tree.
Yes, it was very nice.
Yes, growing anxiety these days
You and me both, brother
In our old house we had two mango tree, guava tree, pomegranate, lemon and jaman tree.
Then lady fingers, tomato, chillies and mostly flowers (and I mean a lot) in our little garden.
I used to plant vegetable with my grandmother as she loved it a lot which was really fun part of my childhood.
In our current house we don't have a garden :(
>I used to plant vegetable with my grandmother as she loved it a lot which was really fun part of my childhood.
Aww man, that sounds sweet
>In our current house we don't have a garden :(
These modern houses with all thing concrete are awful. Our house doesn't have any bare ground either and we couldn't grow anything for a long time. We bought a little piece of land some time ago and have been doing this ever since
True modern house really lack these things. Miss doing this we have bought some pots and I grow some stuff but not as fun.
Han bilkul. Even pots are great man, they make a place full of life
Apples and grapes
I just planted tomato plants in my garden. Any advice on how to take care of them?
Tbh can't give much advice other than to not over water them. Also, tomatoes catch diseases easy, so you might have to spray them with some kind of pesticide
Oh okok thanks!
Why plant a lot of plants when you get a lot of uses from one plant
Aam. My grandfather planted it. Been in the house for i think 40 years not sure if less but waay before my birth. Very tasty mangoes. Funny story is that the tree hangs outside in the muhalla gali abit and we often get slippers thrown in our home from small kids trying to knock one down for themselves
I'm automatically envious of anyone who has mango in their home. You lucky duck. I'm laughing my ass off at that last part
Aloe vera, chili, curry leaf, bay leaf, custard apple and small mangoes for kacha aam juice :)
Masha Allah zabardast
Aam, methi, pudina, timatar, aloe Vera, gulaab, kharbooz waghera.
Aam kay darakht jab thoray baray hojatay hain to parks aur hospitals main lagwa detay hain
Masha Allah. That's so nice. Props to you guys
In the UK: Strawberries everywhere.
Yes alot of bhang...
Well, is it wild or you are growing it yourself? If you are growing it on purpose, then that's very... interesting
First it was wild, then it started smelling really good, now I abandon my house, it's growing everywhere.
It grows everywhere man. I have seen a lot of foreigners get surprised by it and it's always so funny
Only my balls.
Good thing i read the whole post before commenting.
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