Every day we become more aware of the importance of eating a healthy diet. There are different ways to achieve a responsible consumption of food, and the way must begin by analyzing the origin and quality of those we bring to our table. ??????????????
One of the ways we propose today is to consume seasonal foods by growing your own food. In this article we present a guide with basic tips to create an urban garden, you know, that there are many initiatives in this line.
What is an urban garden? an urban garden is, comparable to the garden in the garden, in its concept it is covered spaces or not for the cultivation of flowers, aromatics, vegetables and fruit trees on a domestic scale, without thereby neglecting the quality of the products obtained in they.
The urban garden has gone from being of strategic importance in feeding during difficult times in which these foods are scarce, to be an exciting, educational hobby for the little ones. It’s a fantastic activity to do with children! Playing outdoors is as important as sleeping. Being one of the main activities for the child to develop physically and socially.
However, it is one of the dynamics that have been most lost today. The game and outdoor activities open great possibilities to explore and move, basic actions that allow the child to learn from the world around him. It is an invitation to know, to move, to socialize and to grow.?
What can you plant in an urban garden and when to do it? As you know, crops depend on the season. While we recommend that you study this point in depth, you can use the following examples. Also keep in mind that certain vegetables may need a transplant:
?Take, leek and pepper: they are planted from February to May and they are harvested in 150 days.
? Pumpkin and pumpkin: the planting is in March-April and the harvest in 90 to 120 days.
? Watermelon and melon: they are sown in April-May and they are harvested at 120 days.
? Radish: you can plant the whole year and the harvest is in 30 days.
You see, healthy eating is within your reach. We hope this guide can help to begin!
Cultivation is possible if you have a fertile surface area of 8.20 meters long by 1.20 wide and 60 centimeters deep. The materials you will need, a rake, 4 pieces of wood, a pitchfork, a pick, a shovel and fertilizer.
Next, we detail the steps:
Clean the ground: you must remove the herbs and leave the cultivation area clean.
Chop and water: use the beak to chop the surface and then water the soil well (4 minutes will be fine). This will facilitate the excavation tasks.
Dig: on one side of the land, you dig a trench using the shovel. The measurements of the trench. Approximately 1.2 meters long, 30 centimeters wide and another 30 meters deep.
Loosen the ground: use the gallows to loosen 30 centimeters of the ground. Move the earth with the gallows, but do not remove it.
Dig again: make another ditch of the same size as indicated in point 3. The earth you draw uses it to cover the other ditch.
Loosen: again repeats the procedure of loosening 30 centimeters of the ground surface using the gallows. Do it until you complete the entire field.
Last ditch: again you repeat the ditch digging procedure. To cover it use the highest part of the garden (help with the rake).
Level and fertilize: use the rake to level the earth and then water it. Take 3 or 4 cubes of fertilizer and spread it all over the land with the rake. Once you have spread the fertilizer all over the land, your home garden will be ready.
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