SEOUL, Korea, August 08 (Korea Bizwire) – With the recent heat wave and heavy rainfall vegetables prices have skyrocketed. Now more people are growing their own vegetables on apartment balconies and other available places within the city. The rise of ‘balcony farmers’ has led to an increase in seeds and culture soil sales, and books on how to grow your own vegetables have also become popular.
According to one major bookstore, ‘balcony gardening’ and ‘balcony kitchen gardens’ books have received positive responses, especially from housewives. One reader said, “Cultivating a small garden was relatively easy once I followed the instructions in the books. These gardens can be rewarding as well as offer an opportunity to learn about the nature.”
Park Hui-ran, a vegetable sommelier and author of the book Balcony Vegetable Garden, first became famous on the Internet by explaining how to grow vegetables on the apartment balcony and by introducing recipes using these greens. She said, “Growing vegetables yourself helps alleviate some of the burden from the cost of living, and offers peace of mind by no longer worrying about poor quality ingredients imported from China.”
Though relatively simple, growing your own vegetables can still be tricky for beginners. There are various books and blogs offering tips on how to cultivate your own little garden, and one of these tips is to begin with ease to grow vegetables such as red beets and beets, bok choy, and young radishes. The Balcony Vegetable Garden offers instructions on how to grow as well as recipe suggestions for these and many other different vegetables.