23rd of March is being recognized as World Meteorological Day to commemorate the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization on 23rd March, 1950. Every year the organization announces a slogan and for this year it’s ‘Early Warnings and Early Actions’. This is to emphasize weather, climate, and water extremities occurring due to climate change. A result of population growth, urbanization, and environmental degradation.
Climate change is real and its effects are already visible. Climate is affecting every life form including our beloved plants.
The increased concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere will lead to increased photosynthesis rate, this will also lead to increased use of water by plants thus overall enhanced growth. Increased CO2 may also affect the Carbon: Nitrogen ratios in plants changing the nutrition content in them. Temperature rise is also expected to disrupt the natural photosynthesis process and will also lead to extremely dry conditions. This is affecting our plant yield. Sooner we will have to shift entirely to homegrown plants and indoor farming.
There are some advantages to growing indoors.
Firstly, you can look after your plants and their health. You get to consume fresh food. One is also able to protect their plants from excess heat and keep them cool. Growing indoors will also help to reduced indoor air pollution by bringing down the levels of CO2 and acting as natural purifies. Plants also have a positive impact on one’s thoughts, so having plants around will lead more towards a positive atmosphere around you.
Why wait then, get your gardening kit ready and start planting!