Want to have fresh foods and seasonings that are always fresh on your table? Then start making your own garden!
We will help you with a few tips.
Connection with nature, together with dietary changes, has been attracting more and more followers who seek to be in touch with the earth and with what it produces. By cultivating a garden in your backyard or on your apartment balcony, you can grow your favorite fruit, vegetables and herbs. You'll take care of your physical and mental health and learn to value the natural resources around you as you explore the rich and diverse world of plants. But, above all, the chance of picking and consuming what you have grown and cultivated is priceless.
First of all, the secret is initiative! Find adequate soil, compost, seeds or seedlings and, of course, the appropriate tools. Problems concerning the lack of space or time may be solved with Tramontina's self-watering planters which, besides being compact and pretty, come with a self-watering system that doesn’t require any daily care.
And if even after creating your green space at home you still feel like growing a greater diversity of plants in a wider space, just get some of your neighbors together and organize one of the famous community gardens. They're proving a great success!
Moving on to the tips:
1. One of the fundamental steps of cultivation is seeding. Most species are sold as seedlings, which speeds up growth and reduces potential loss during germination;
2. If the seedling is in a pot, remove it with care in order to preserve the root ball. If it is in a biodegradable packaging, you may plant it together with the sack;
3. Avoid putting the fertilizer directly in contact with the roots. The more intense fertilization should be made during soil preparation;
4. Check the spacing between plants as they will grow and occupy a larger space compared to when they are small;
5. Keep the seedling root ball at the same level as the ground;
6. Press the soil around the seedling after planting and irrigate with plenty of water so that it settles around the roots;
7. For larger size species, use a spike for staking the plant. This way, it will remain straight until the roots are capable of enduring adverse conditions.
There you go! Now you just need to take care of it with care, following the appropriate guidelines. Soon you will be consuming fresh, pesticide-free foods that you’ve cultivated yourself. Sounds great, doesn’t it?