Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use.Horticulture sector caters to a wide range of crops and plants. However, you must grow commercially those products that have good market demand like avocado, watermelon tomato, sweet corn, strawberry, potato, peas etc.HORTICULTURE is an unfamiliar term to many people. Yet,when they are told that caring for houseplants, growing tomatoes in the garden, and mowing the lawn are horticultural activities, the term suddenly becomes much clearer. Give it some thought, and you’ll find that horticulture is part of our culture and everyday lives. Horticulture includes the production and use of plants for food, comfort, and beautifi-cation. The area of science most closely associated with horti-culture is botany, which is the study of plants and plant processes. The field of science that deals with the cultivation of horticultural plants is known as horticulturescience. The application of science to horticulture is called horticulture technology.The horticulture industry can be divided into three areas: pomology, olericulture,and ornamental horticulture. Pomology is the planting, harvesting, storing, process-ing, and marketing of fruit and nut crops. Olericulture includes the planting, har-vesting, storing, processing, and marketing of vegetable crops. The growth and use of plants for their beauty is the area of horticulture known as ornamental horticul-ture. Ornamental horticulture is divided into two categories. Floriculture is the area of horticulture associated with the production and use of flowers, potted plants, and annual bedding plants. Landscape horticulture includes designing plans for land-scapes, installing landscapes as specified in the plans, and maintaining the land-scapes. A nursery is a place that specializes in starting plants and growing them until they are ready to be transplanted to landscapes. Garden centers are retail outlets that sell plants grown in nurseries, along with garden supplies.Sources- Various, Britannica, Wikipedia..
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