“Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspirations and expectations”.
Due to the pandemic students are pursuing online classes. In the meantime, a girl named Nisha Pathak class 12 of Neeraja Modi School has come up with an extraordinary idea in which she has shared 5 easy steps to grow microgreens at home using old milk packets.
According to an interview taken by a reporter, she has commented that ” I wanted to keep myself engaged in activities that did not require looking at a screen. Apart from that, I wanted to grow the vegetables and distribute them to underprivileged families living near me. She has also learned how to prepare seeds and plants from her community gardeners.
To make it more successful Nisha Pathak has conducted workshops for 10 underprivileged women and again she took for 35 neighborhoods. Usually, she grows vegetables like potatoes onion, and tomatoes after the production she distributes them among the families near his house so that they can have fresh foods.
Steps to grow these plants :
Step 1: Soak a fistful of fenugreek or mustard seeds, in a bowl of water overnight.
Step 2: Thoroughly wash and dry a milk packet.
Step 3: Using a pair of scissors, pierce a hole at the bottom of the packet to drain excess water.
Step 4: Fill 3/4th of the milk packet with organic potting mix.
Step 5: Evenly spread the soaked seeds and cover them with a thin layer of soil.
Finally, sprinkle some water and place it in a space that does not receive direct sunlight. Continue spraying water every day and within seven days the microgreens will be ready to be consumed.
These are the steps to be followed for the growth of these plants. People like Nisha Pathak can uplift our farming sector into a better one.
Source: The Better India
By: Nirad Baran Dalai