There is nothing like growing your own food. Its flavor cannot be compared with that of the same fruit or vegetable bought in the supermarket. And it is that, the care that you can give it is not the same as that received by those that are later sold in this type of place, with the exception of those that sell only organic products.
The experience is much more rewarding when you can do it from your own home. And do you know the best? You do not need to have a very large piece of land to be able to do it. Actually, pots or planters will suffice. So, discover how to take care of a garden at home and you will see how you can have a very good harvest -almost- for free.
- 1 What do I need to make a garden?
- 1.1 Direct sun
- 1.2 Water
- 1.3 Organic fertilizer
- 1.4 Earth or containers
- 1.5 Guardians
- 2 How do you take care of yourself?
What do I need to make a garden?
Horticultural plants need to be in a sunny position to be able to grow, otherwise they will not be able to develop well.
Essential for watering plants. The water needs of vegetables are very high, so it may be necessary to water them once a day.
As they are suitable for human consumption, it is important to fertilize them with organic products , such as “dry” food remains (lettuce, shells, coffee and/or tea grounds, etc.) or wood ash. Other options are manure , guano and earthworm humus . Use liquid fertilizers if you are going to grow your plants in a pot, to avoid worsening the drainage .
Earth or containers
You can plant your vegetables directly on the ground if you have it, or choose to use pots, planters, recycled buckets, tires,…
Don’t grow more plants than can fit in that space . So the ones you have will be able to bear better and bigger fruits.
So that the stems do not twist, there are plants like tomatoes that need a little help. Put stakes or canes on them so they can support the weight of the fruit .
How is it taken care of?
- Irrigation : it must be very frequent, especially in summer. Don’t let the soil stay dry for too long.
- Subscriber : throughout the growth, flowering and fruiting season you have to pay them once a week or every 15 days.
- Pruning : there are some plants, such as tomatoes or peppers , that can be pruned so that they take out new branches and, consequently, new fruits. You have more information by clicking on them.
- Protection against pests : if they are well watered and fertilized, it is difficult for them to have problems, but I recommend doing preventive treatments with neem oil and potassium soap (do not mix them: use one once and the other the following month) during the warm months to prevent the appearance of pests.
- Remove wild grass – better known as weeds. Their roots take nutrients away from your vegetables, so you have to uproot them.
- It attracts pollinating insects : bees, for example, will pollinate the flowers. Plant some flowering plants, such as daisies , nasturtiums or geraniums to get an interesting amount of fruit.
Enjoy your garden