The pandemic has kept families holed up in their homes and made sourcing food supplies problematic due to the quarantine.
But with much time on our hands, this could be the perfect opportunity to start urban farming and cultivate our farm-to-table edibles.
Because urban farming has been a growing trend, many of the materials needed to practise it are available online.
Indoor farming implements and needs can be sourced in grocery stores, in the garden or vegetable section, which usually has a generic rack with local and imported varieties of seeds of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers.
General goods stores also have soil, pots and fertilizers.
You can buy vegetables that could be replanted through cuttings or bottom roots such as kangkong.
Gardening and farming materials may also be sourced at Harbest Agribusiness Corp. in Pasig City, Ramgo Seeds in Quezon City, Plantation Seeds in Taguig City, BM-JOV Garden Center in Parañaque City and Cultivera Agri in Antipolo. You can order online and have them delivered via Lalamove or Grab.
We may be confined indoors, but an activity like this makes us think out of the box, quite literally.
Here’s to getting into indoor farming while incorporating it stylishly in our homes. INQ