Gardening in Kathmandu

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This post is especially for my friends at http://www.tatesouthlambethfriends.org/gardening-group/

Mr Khadka, a nearby neighbour takes container gardening to a whole new level.

The House and Shop below - every ledge used to the max!

The House and Shop below – every ledge used to the max!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using every spare house outdoor surface for his plants.

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The containers are not only clay pots but also empty builder and milk bags.

Container of various kinds.

Container of various kinds.

The tree perched on the ledge gets the red tika blessing too.

The tree perched on the ledge gets the red tika blessing too.

Bags once containing milk make sturdy plant containers.

Bags once containing milk make sturdy plant containers.

As well as the flowers cheering up the whole neighbourhood, the fruit and vegetable grown sustain his family, who generations back were farmers in Kathmandu Valley.

The Thadka family previous home.

The Thadka family previous home.

Asparagus

Kurilo – Mini Asparagus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some spare plants are sold in his son’s shop on the street level.

 

 

Mr Thadka tending his plants.

Mr Thadka tending his plants.

Home grown garlic.

Home grown garlic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The roof terrace garden also has a composting area, so nothing is wasted.

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About Daphne

I’m Daphne, normally live in Vauxhall, London. I am blogging to keep track of my adventures. After volunteering for 3 years with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), in Nepal, at the Ministry of Education in Kathmandu, I am now in Tanzania, volunteering with VSO on a Youth Economic Empowerment Project.

3 responses »

  1. So coooool – what an impressive green thumb – amazing he created that garden in such a small space (did he give some ideas for your London pad Daphne??)xxx

  2. Many thanks for thinking of the Library Gardening Group and dedicating this post to us. I’m printing it out to show people at the session today. Very inspiring. From Penny for the Gardening Group.

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