Vegetable garden: 4 tips for better cultivation
Tips to help increase vegetable production in the garden or on the balcony
We choose the right vegetables in the right places.
Choosing the right plants is especially important for a computer vegetable garden. The criteria for the choice of cultivation in the space available for the cultivation of the plants, the special conditions of each vegetable, the time available to the grower, etc.
So for a small vegetable garden or for a vegetable garden in pots on the balcony, vegetables such as tomato, eggplant, pepper, strawberry, arugula, lettuce, spinach, onion, carrot, aromatic plants and general vegetables that have relatively small growth and are not deep root system.
For a vegetable garden managed by children, vegetables should be selected that can give a quick harvest as well as vegetables with attractive fruits and aroma. Green onion, arugula, lettuce, tomato, pepper and kitchen spices are ideal choices.
In larger vegetable gardens, of course, the choices. Among the most popular vegetables grown are cucumbers, beans, zucchini, peas, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, potatoes, leeks, many greens and even legumes such as lentils.
The species chosen to be cultivated must be adapted to the soil and climate conditions of the area. Thus they show resistance both to the climatic factors and to the enemies and diseases that are the most common in the different locations. Plants adapted to the area to be grown are more productive and less demanding to grow.
- Biodegradable seed containers
These are small pots that are usually made from plant fibers (coconut, straw, rice husk) but also peat, paper and bioplastic. They are biodegradable pots where the seeding is done and then the whole pot is planted in the soil.
These containers come to the root to penetrate them as it grows, while they gradually break down in the soil. Alternatively, toilet paper rolls cannot be used, but not newspapers and magazine pages, because although the paper will melt into the soil, the chemicals it contains.
When the crop starts from the street and is to be transplanted to the final position in the vegetable garden, the use of biodegradable seed pots on the one hand reduces the time and effort needed for transplanting and on the other hand maximizes the success of the process and increases the . production.
Biodegradable pots do not need to be removed when transplanting. So the seeds are sown in the biodegradable pots and when the young plants germinate and grow, they are transplanted into the vegetable garden together with their pot.
In this way, the root system of the young plants is not injured and the stress of transplanting is significantly reduced. The pot then biodegrades and the plant continues its growth and production.
- Planting bags, the solution for vegetables on the balcony
Vegetable planting bags are a solution for small gardens, yards, terraces and balconies. The bags are filled with soil, planted and just like that a growing season can begin.
At the end of the cultivation the soil is removed and the bags are cleaned, stored without requiring much space and waiting for the next growing season. The flexibility they have in use make them ideal for creating a vegetable garden in the country house.
Their main advantages, compared to classic plants, in terms of plant growth are two:
First, the construction materials of the planting bags are permeable to water and air. Thus, water drainage and soil aeration are achieved correctly.
Secondly, the temperature of the soil inside the bag is maintained at better levels in winter as well as in summer. So the vegetables grow unhindered with better conditions in their root system.
- Composting, to improve the soil
Composting is now intertwined with organic vegetable growing. The use of compost is undoubtedly the best way to enrich the soil with organic matter and nutrients. It also improves terrain information.
This leads to higher production and healthier plants. In addition to the use of compost, its production also presents many advantages. Installing a composter near the vegetable garden will greatly reduce garden waste and give the grower the most economical fertilization!
A small balcony composter is also ideal for growing vegetables and ornamental plants on the balcony and terrace.