T is a moment in which the homemade and the cultivated with our hands acquired a critical value. Because of the fear of agrochemicals, the price rises in the grocery stores and the ecological conscience, having a garden at home is possible; even on the balcony. Only some advice is needed on where to locate the garden, what requirements each plant has and how to take care of them.
Even INTA, the National Institute of Agricultural Technology, encourages this practice with useful guides and free courses for those who are a little more animated with the Pro Huerta program.
Valeria Churba has a degree in environment, carries out urban agriculture projects, and says: “In the organic garden workshops that I do in companies, houses and schools, people see that it is not as difficult as they make us believe, it does not take so long So many cares are a series of steps to follow and it is about being connected with nature, only that way they want to take care of it “.
Churba develops educational initiatives aimed at providing tools for more sustainable life and therefore produced a series of tips to start a garden at home. The first thing to keep in mind when choosing a place is the availability of sunlight. At least 4 hours of sun are recommended for most vegetables and fruit trees.
The Indicated Station To Start A Garden
The garden can be started at any time of the year. The important thing is to grow the plants that correspond with each season. Most vegetables are annual plants and have short life cycles. They can be classified into three groups: autumn winter crops, spring summer crops and those that can be grown year-round.
Cabbages such as broccoli and cauliflower and some legumes such as beans and peas are specific to fall/winter. In spring/summer, it is time to put the fruit crops in the garden: tomato, eggplant, pepper, cucumber, and squash. The root crops (radish, beet, carrot), lettuce, chard, and celery can be sown at any time of the year.
Tips for beginners
The orchard in winter grows more slowly than in summer. It is a good time for beginners; you will not have to face significant challenges such as pests and weeds that come more actively in the summer.
Arugula is an ideal plant for the inexperienced; it can be planted throughout the year and harvested 30/45 days after sowing.
It can be sown broadcast, that is, place the seeds without piling up a sector or generating parallel grooves where the seeds are spread as if it were salt between the fingers.