Capsicums From Our Balcony Garden

Project Roohie # 12

How is your week going?

I am reading Robin Sharma’s The 5 AM Club during my spare time these days. I was always a sucker for early mornings anyway. I love this book because it emphasizes all the great benefits one can reap in one’s life if one rises early every morning.

One of the best quotes I like in the book is:

“Take excellent care of the front end of your day, and the rest of your day will pretty much take care of itself. Own your morning. Elevate your life.”

It pretty much says everything. Rising early in the morning and having a morning routine of your own gives you enough time to start your day with passion and patience. You own your day this way. (Read my morning routine here.)

Since, I am talking of a morning routine, today I want to share a story from our Project with you all and this one is a big part of my mother’s morning routine. Hope you like it.

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My Mother’s Story:

My mother, Deepali, loves gardening. She had always been an active gardener when we lived in the countryside. But work and necessities of our life made us shift to the city. We moved from a spacious countryside home to a 2-BHK apartment in the midst of the city’s hustle and bustle. This was difficult for most of us.

My mother missed her open spaces and gardens. But she did not stop at that and kept cribbing about it. Instead she started growing her garden in our tiny balcony.

Now you can find Oranges, Mangoes, Lady Fingers, Capsicums, Ghost Chillies, White Chillies, Roses, Marigolds, Grapes and Clitoria Ternetea in our balcony! It is a such a soothing sight to watch these bloom there. Now our balcony garden is also a home to two families of birds.

The Capsicums are in full bloom these days. These black, red, orange and green beauties make our balcony look colourful.

My mother bought these seeds from Amazon two years back (Here is the link).

She has been constantly taking care of them ever since. She waters them till the roots everyday. She digs in the soil every now and then. She regularly prunes the dead leaves and shoots. Before any of us prepares these veggies, we keep the seeds away. My mother dries them and reuses them to grow new plants.

It has been more than two years now, we have not bought capsicums from the market anymore! We enjoy our vitamins and mineral rich homegrown Capsicums raw or cooked.

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p.c.: The Soul Searcher

Project Roohie is an archive of traditional and contemporary wellness tools and practices rooted in the aesthetics of organic living and sustainability.  We welcome recipes and regimes of self-care, health, and diet from your family, community, and cultural lineages. This is a collaboration project undertaken by The Soul-Searcher with House of Noorie.

Do you have any such wellness stories which have touched your soul? Email us at thesoulsearcher.life@gmail.com. We are waiting to feature them on our blog and Instagram pages.

What do you think of Project Roohie? Like, share and comment if you enjoy reading them. Tell us if they are helping you in anyway. We would love to hear from you.

Happy Soul-Searching!

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Author: The SoulSearcher

The writer is a research scholar in English literature, an avid reader and sucker for life philosophies

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