Urban gardens have always been one of our weaknesses. For a long time we have referred to its advantages and possibilities if we choose to include them in our terraces and gardens. The truth is that it is not for less, having a small orchard at our disposal is always a real wonder full of advantages.
If you just bought a grow table and still haven’t decided what to plant in it, let us surprise you with some of the most useful and practical tips. You can enjoy your plants while you take care of them and get their fruits.
And if you still haven’t defined anything, keep reading because as soon as you finish the text, you will have more than enough reason to put on your overalls and start choosing your favorite grow table.
A grow table to grow whatever you want
Cultivation tables are a trend, where more and more people are betting on this innovative way of bringing the garden into our homes. That’s how we checked it out on ComoPlantar.org, where José Mª Díaz Sánchez, CEO of the magazine and agricultural engineer of the UPMoffers us a great source of content related to everything we need to know about this booming trend.
Just a corner on the terrace is enough, a few centimeters of space and an area where the sun makes its appearance. The modern urban garden allows us to plant vegetables and all kinds of plants following a set of minimum requirements.
Now, to see the results and, before I show you some of these tips that will help you achieve it, you should know that most of this success will come solely and exclusively from your passion for horticulture. If you’re passionate about growing your own plants, you’ll be halfway there.
Now is the time to expose these 7 Wonderful Tips for Growing on a Grow Table. You will be able to know the aspects you have overlooked and, even better, you will have first-class information to eliminate the excuses and start choose the specimens to grow that are your favorites.
Tips for growing on your grow table
One of the main actions that you must perform, although we will also mention it later, will be to choose the dimensions of your table wisely. That is, anyone is not worth it if what we plan to grow is excessively large. Measure the space available on your terrace and calculate its location.
1. Know the volume of substrate your plants need
As you can imagine, each plant requires a specific amount of substrate. Although your cultivation table accepts the majority, consider that you can plant different species there. It would not make sense to condition them all to a single measure of substrate.
Try to choose species that require similar conditions and, above all, make sure they have the space to grow without being limited by their neighbors. Remember that the smaller the space, the lower its growth will also be.
2. Find out the size of the adult plant
This aspect is one of the most curious and, although it may seem obvious, many are naive and realize it when it is too late. Recognizing the fruits we get is simple, but Do you remember the height of an adult tomato plant and that of a zucchini plant?
It’s fundamental find out how far our crops can grow and if our table meets the necessary conditions and space as if to satisfy them. If you plan to plant several plants there, this advice is almost mandatory.
3. There are incompatible vegetables between them
Another of the most common mistakes is find species located next to each other, when in reality their culture is not compatible. In other words, you need to know if the species you are going to put next to each other can coexist and develop without problems.
Many plants need the same nutrients from the soil, now imagine they are all trying to get the same proportions on a land that will surely not be able to sustain all. For example, beans and garlic are not compatible if grown on the same table.
4. Plant cycle planning
While waiting for the fruits of our urban cultures, the most normal thing is that we can pick them, savor them and start a cycle again. However, when we include different species in the same table, we are likely to end up getting confused during the wait.
Before planting your favorite vegetables, make sure you know the cycles of each of them. Although on some occasions this will not be a problem, if you want to keep track of it, we recommend that you choose species that share even cycles.
Peppers last longer than lettuce, for example. Having to remove the substrate to adapt it to a new cycle when another neighboring species is not yet ready, could mean a problem for the growth of both plants.
5. Irrigation, sun and fertilizer
As you can already imagine, not all plants need the same amounts of fertilizer, lighting and water. Each species is different and, although many of them are compatible in the same space, you have to be careful not to make a mistake in the choice.
Many enjoy the sun in the winter, while in the summer they want more shade to avoid burning.. A good strategy would be to have a more slender species so that in summer its shade can protect the smallest and most sensitive.
6. Always choose the best substrate
We are going to have an urban garden, we are not going to shop at the supermarket or limit ourselves in terms of qualities. If you are going to prepare your culture table, make sure you have selected the best substrate possible for your plants.
You’ll notice it in the flavor once you pick the fruit. This is why it is essential to have the best combination possible. Worm humus and coconut fibertwo essential elements to guarantee a superior quality substrate.
7. The height of your table is very important
And, even if you think that this aspect is the least decisive, know that choose the right height for your grow table it is as important as choosing the type of vegetable you are going to plant there.
The reason is simple, if you buy a table that is too low, your work will require more effort, you will therefore not be comfortable and your desire to keep your vegetables in perfect condition will diminish over the weeks.
On the other hand, choosing one high enough so that you don’t have to make any extra effort will allow you to work your garden with total comfort and freedom of movement. Something that will greatly benefit your crops.
Now you know everything you need to Start with your urban garden and enjoy both the culture and the flavor of its fruits. Having your own vegetables at home has never been easier than it is today. Enjoy!
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