Growing vegetables and fruits at home is becoming an everyday activity in recent days. Those who own apartments, for example, are realizing that they don’t need a large amount of space to grow vegetables. Many farmers who are growing these types of crops are doing it at smaller farms. This is because they have mastered the design techniques to make small land more useful. The standard requirements to grow fresh vegetables and seed includes direct exposure to sunlight, an adequate amount of water, and soil rich in organic matter. Here are some techniques that you, too, can use to utilize every scrap of your space.
Plant the vegetables vertically; this is a very crucial method that helps utilize your small garden. It involves planting your vegetables or flowers vertically. This means allowing your flowers to climb up walls or sprawling trees to save some space that the plants would have occupied if planted horizontally. Some fruits that can be grown using this technique include climbing beans, grapevines, vining tomatoes, kiwi fruits, and squashes. They need to be supported strongly to give strength when climbing up. Remember, some fruits, such as squash in full fruit, are very heavy.
Mix plants up; this technique involves planting different kinds of plants such as flowers and greens altogether. It comes with many benefits, some being to prevent rodents and pests from attacking your crops. Also, you may decide to contrast different types of leaves according to their color or texture. This can be useful to help attract some of the pest eating predators.
Choose high-value plants; In addition to mixing fruits and greens to harvest high-quality products. You may decide to choose the type of product you need for your plant to maximize productivity. Tomatoes, for example, become fruitful when it is summer but may become less productive during winter. Choosing to plant tomatoes during summer is what enables you to obtain high-value crops. Remember only to select those yards that are of high value and high-quality yield products to benefit. Several factors may influence this, and it’s up to you to distinguish those that can make you gain from those that cannot.
Planting your crops in cans, containers, and pots; this technique involves putting your produce in boxes and cans where they will be monitored. It helps you to control the soil texture, amount of sunshine, and water required as well as the growing condition of your plant. Also, the technique helps in squeezing your space in a tiny area. You may decide to place your flowers in a front step, in your driveway, or along the house path, saving you space. Almost all kinds of flowers and greens can grow in a container if exposed to direct sunlight, given adequate water, and the box is large enough to accommodate the plants.
How productive your plants will depend on how well you plan your garden. Every garden, both small and big, can be abundant or stunning. And it’s up to you to learn the skills and knowledge required to be productive.