Living in big cities has many advantages, however, it causes us to lose contact with nature, for this reason, many city dwellers are choosing to bring green to their life in the form of gardens or creating a Vegetable garden at home.
For those looking for a healthy lifestyle, having a garden at home is a great option as it not only allows you to take your commitment to nutrition and the environment to a new level, growing your own legumes is a great way to save money, to be sustainable and to embrace a natural life.
Discipline, effort, dedication is what you need if you are going to build a garden at home, remember that wanting is power, but in order to be able you have to know what to do so today, we tell you the essentials if you are determined to have a garden at home.
Natural light: choose a place that receives natural light at least 6 hours a day and remember that the amount of light is decisive when choosing what to grow in your home garden.
Containers: it is recommended to use wooden boxes, crates or, failing that, tall clay pots, remember to make holes under the box or the pots as they will help ventilation, if you have no other option than to use plastic or metal, the holes are even more essential.
Wood is the best container for your garden at home
Water: the vital liquid is basic for any fertile home garden, the earth must always be moist. Each plant requires a different amount of water, but generally requires watering two to three times a week, a little more in spring.
Organic substrates, compost, fertilizers and compost: a soil rich in minerals and nutrients is essential whether you buy the substrates or you make the compost yourself, try that your soil has a good combination of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
Seeds and Sprouts: Seeds will take longer to grow so you may want to go to a greenhouse or market and buy the sprouts.
Always keep the soil moist, do not allow it to dry out. Every 20 days feed your garden with fertilizers. Every month put fungicides to avoid pests. If you have a pet, come up with a way that they can’t perpetuate a crime against your garden. A fence is a good idea, also spraying your plants with a mixture of lemon and vinegar helps to prevent cats from chewing on them.
Clean your plants with a damp cloth, pull out the weeds or whatever dries up. Remember that they are living beings, which will also feed you so you have to be aware of them, take care of them, pamper them so that they grow healthy and strong.
Nutrient-rich soil, lots of light and water are the essential elements for your home garden to grow
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