October First is observed as World Vegetarian Day.This day, October first, is observed as Vegetarian Day throughout the world to promote consumption of vegetarian food.
In our place vegetables are available in the market. But one has to be very careful while buying them. To increase the shelf life of these items the farmers use different pesticides and fungicides which are harmful to the consumers' health. Even after the issue was brought to the notice of the authorities, there seems to not much impact. So the alternative is to produce vegetables in our own gardens. Most of us are having a nuclear family set up. Hence only a very small quantity of vegetables is needed. Why not we spend some time every day for attending to vegetable cultivation? Even those who are living in flats can grow certain selected vegetable items in wooden pots or grow bags. Every day just spend half an hour or one hour to attend to these works. Minimum water is needed if planted scientifically.
So let us celebrate this World Vegetarian Day by starting a small vegetable garden.