Srinagar, As the spring season sets in with good weather conditions prevailing in Kashmir valley a large number of people are turning to farm houses to purchase flower saplings for their home gardens.
Vendors have also put up a number of stalls at fashionable Residency road in Srinagar witnessing a rush of people purchasing various kinds of flower saplings for their gardens as the peak spring season runs in Kashmir valley presently.
Momin Hussain the owner of leading Bhat Nursery of flowers and plants in Srinagar told UNI that about 100 varieties of various kinds of high breed flowers including Pansy, Petunia, Dianthus, Antinium, Gayasha, Carnation, Ranunculus, Tulip, Alyssum, Karandola are being sold to vendors local populace daily.
He said about 20,000 to 30,000 of different flower varieties are being sold on a daily basis at his farm house.
He said each high breed sapling of a kind of flower costs from Rs 8 to Rs 10 at the wholesale rate while pot plants including Aloe vera being sold at Rs 100 to Rs 200 per piece. He said the other pot plants cost from Rs 50 to Rs 70 per piece at the farm house.
Hussain said the spring season continues till the first week of April and thereafter the next season of plantation starts with different kinds of saplings and seedlings to be used.
There are several famous gardens in Srinagar including Cheshmashahi, Botanical Garden, Nishat, Shalimar and Harwan inspiring the people for gardening at their residence.
Regarding the weather conditions, Hussain said the early hot weather conditions can cause damage to the seedlings. He said the weather should remain conducive for the saplings and gardening as per the season.
Srinagar is experiencing about 7 degree Celsius above normal temperature currently with bright sunshine.
Mohammad Ashraf a Gardner said spring season saplings and seedlings are actually being planted during the November month and that they are grown in early March when the season sets in.