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Your own urban garden

Your own urban garden

Asphalt, pollution - whether environmental, acoustic or light - and stress, make more and more people yearn for contact with nature. Create a small garden at home It is a magnificent escape route for the accelerated pace of urban life. Working the land, watering and contemplating the different phases of vegetable and vegetable growth is a relaxing therapy that reconciles us with our surroundings. Few things are as rewarding as collecting your harvest and tasting it ... from the garden to the table!

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If you are a beginner, it will be easier for you to grow seedlings, that is, grown varieties ready to be transplanted. You will find them in nurseries. When you have acquired some experience, cheer up with the seeds, if possible organic, and fill them with seedlings. Then you can get your own seeds from those plants that have given you a good harvest.

Vegetable Baskets

The possibility of planting vegetables at home favors self-supply and a healthier kitchen, without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The key is to adapt the crop to the space you have, from baby varieties to larger vegetables, such as zucchini. Baskets, by Charlotte Storrs Stoneware (53 each).

Planters with self-watering

In orchards with containers, water runs out faster than those in the ground. Use a watering can - but slowly pour the water so that the substrate does not crack -, self-watering planters or install a drip irrigation system. Soil garden Wood, by Leroy Merlin, in fir wood. Substrate capacity: 112 liters. It measures 100 x 100 x 20 cm (€ 39.95).

Urban garden in stainless steel

The most practical thing is to resort to containers high in height and avoid cultivation in the soil, more uncomfortable and complicated. Urban garden in stainless steel. in red and with wheels. It measures 75 x 35 x 80 cm and is from PortobelloStreet.es (€ 40).

Potting shelf

Direct sunlight is indispensable for the photosynthesis of vegetables. If the proximity of buildings or the orientation of your terrace only guarantee a direct incidence of the sun during certain hours, plant lettuces, radishes, onions and strawberries.If you enjoy sun all day, opt for eggplants, peppers or tomatoes. Shelving Hindö, from Ikea, in 78 x 37 x 82 cm (€ 40).

Textile greenhouse

If you make it in a seedbed, the plant will be more protected in its early stages. When it grows and its leaves are taller than the seedbed, take out the root ball, plant it in the container that will be the final one and water it abundantly so that the substrate settles and the roots come into contact with it. Bauhaus textile greenhouse; in 180 x 240 cm (€ 149).

Wooden planter

In the absence of field ... good are the planters. The wooden ones stand out because they insulate the substrate better against cold and heat. If the size of the terrace allows it, a cultivation table makes it easy to work without forcing the back. This is the model Garden Bricofrom Hortalia; in 80 x 80 x 120 cm (€ 161.15 on Amazon).