Constraints Perceived by Students in School Vegetable Gardening


  • Dilip S Kerala Agricultural university
  • Allan Thomas Kerala Agricultural University



School, constraints, vegetable garden,


The study was conducted in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala to identify the constraints experienced by students in the course of engaging in school vegetable gardening programme. Ten schools were selected for data enumeration. A total of 130 respondents with 100 students comprising ten students each and 30 teachers comprising three each, from each school were selected for meeting the objectives of the study. The reaction to each constraint was obtained on a four-point continuum namely most important, important, less important and least important with the score 4, 3, 2 and 1 respectively. Mean rank cumulative index for each constraint was worked out and the constraints were ranked and catalogued. The major constraints as perceived by students in school vegetable garden projects were, high input cost followed by lack of student’s participation, lack of teacher’s involvement, non-availability of implements, high labour cost, poor storage facilities and lack of knowledge about gardening.

Author Biographies

Dilip S, Kerala Agricultural university

PG Scholar, Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, Vellayani-695522

Allan Thomas, Kerala Agricultural University

Assistant Professor, Sr. Scale, Ag. Extension, Head i/c of Training Service Scheme, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, 695 522 


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How to Cite

S, D., & Thomas, A. (2017). Constraints Perceived by Students in School Vegetable Gardening. Journal of Extension Education, 29(1).

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