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Organic cultivation on the terrace


There organic cultivation on the terrace it gives us the possibility of always having fresh fruit and vegetables in the kitchen, of sure origin and of undoubted quality. We should start with our organic waste, which we find ourselves throwing away every day, to obtain a compost, capable of supporting the growth and maturation of plants and making them tastier once on the table.

Organic cultivation on the terrace, plants
To set up your own organic garden on the terrace it is advisable to start with the simpler seedlings that require less care. They lend themselves very well to cultivation on the terrace: basil, tomatoes, rosemary, chilli, zucchini.

Organic cultivation on the terrace, directions
For your mini organic garden on the terrace you don't need a lot of space or too much effort, it will be fun to see how vegetables can grow in containers, windowsill boxes and even in hanging baskets.
Before proceeding to the arrangement of the pots on the terrace it is good to evaluate the space available in consideration of their growth in height and width: some will need something to grow on.

Another important factor is to place the containers in places with full sun, avoiding windy areas: most plants need full sun, at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. Before placing our containers, it is therefore necessary to carefully check (watch in hand) the solar exposure of the chosen area.

The choice of container is also important for the success of the garden on the terrace: it must have sufficient capacity to drain excess water and must maintain the right level of humidity, as well as protect the plants from the risk of overheating. Before buying them let's see in the cellar what could be suitable for the case.

For the choice of soil, it is preferable to avoid reclaimed land obtained from gardens and grassy surfaces: it is too compact and almost certainly contains various seeds of weeds and weeds that will give you a lot of work in cleaning the garden. Therefore only use organic universal soil.
The best fertilizer for the organic garden is compost, especially that produced at home: it is homemade, controlled, natural and extremely effective. If you don't have enough space to make your own compost, you can use an organic vegetable fertilizer.


Video: Rooftop Organic Farming (October 2020).