How to create your own urban garden at home

Would you like to grow your own greens and vegetables at home ? Decántate to have an urban garden on the terrace, patio or garden, to have your own vegetables free of pesticides and toxic products. Next, we show you how to achieve it and make it an enriching experience. In addition, we show you how to make your own garden .

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Urban garden: self-consumption

More and more people are betting on having a garden at home for self-consumption. It is a way to obtain healthier products and also reduce the impact of growing processes on the environment.

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Advantages of having an urban garden

By having an urban garden, as we have said before, you can grow your food naturally without chemicals. Another advantage of having a small garden at home is to recover the relationship with nature, and thus be more aware that we must take care of the environment.

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A small garden at home encourages

self-consumption. If you haven’t experienced it yet, you will be surprised how good it feels to eat what you grow yourself. In addition, you stop promoting mass consumption.

Another advantage that this experience offers us is that being in direct contact with nature will allow us to relax and reduce stress by spending more time outdoors.

Where to locate the urban garden

The first step in creating an urban garden is deciding where to place it. It is very important to get your location right, as this factor will determine the success or failure of the project. Here are some tips:

You should look for a sunny place , where you have natural light for as many hours as possible during the day.
It is essential to have a nearby water outlet to be able to water it daily.
Excess irrigation water will need to be channeled to an outlet or drain.
This space will get dirty easily (pruning, transplants, watering), so that it does not represent a problem, delimit the space with pots or planters.

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Different types of urban gardens

According to the type of surface and the way of cultivating, we can classify urban gardens into 3 types: cultivation tables, soil orchards and vertical gardens.

Grow tables

The cultivation tables are elevated structures that allow you to cultivate without having to arch your back, something that is especially appreciated when we are no longer 20 years old. In addition, the cultivation tables allow us to sow a large number of plants in a small space. They are ideal for terraces and even balconies.

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We can find them in different materials: wood, PVC and steel. All give good results, although the ones preferred by a great majority are the wooden cultivation tables . And is that being a natural material better isolates the roots of plants from external heat.

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These are some of the advantages of grow tables:

More space to grow vegetables and greens.
More comfort . They are suitable for the elderly and people with motor disabilities.
The cultivation tables facilitate irrigation and drainage .
There are models of reduced sizes that are similar to auxiliary carts. They are suitable for aromatic plants such as parsley, basil, etc.

Soil gardens

If you have enough space on your patio or deck, maybe you can grow your plants directly in the ground. The plants can go flush with the ground, although we can also use grow boxes , which are structures (usually made of wood) that are placed on the ground and end up looking like planters. The latter are also known as raised ground gardens .

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Vertical urban garden

If you don’t have much space, you can opt for a vertical urban garden . In this way the space is used upwards. We can grow aromatic plants, vegetables and greens. There are specific modular systems for vertical cultivation, ideal as for a small terrace or balcony.

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