On the patio or in the garden, on the terrace or on the balcony, and even in the kitchen. Home gardens are the ideal type of cultivation for those with little experience and, of course, little space. You can take advantage of wall pots or planters, but also flower beds, and grow different herbs or even vegetables: a great way to eat better and healthier, especially in times of confinement.
Where to plant and care to take into account
Directly on the ground, for those lucky enough to have a garden or backyard, or in pots, planters and vertical structures, which are also simple and practical alternatives. But pay attention to sun exposure: most vegetables and herbs like and need to receive many hours of sun. Ideally, therefore, privilege spaces with a certain incidence of sunlight, such as areas near windows or, at least, that are ventilated.
Irrigation is another factor to pay attention to. Too much water is just as bad as a lack of it and therefore it is worth researching the species and the care they require.
Evaluating the quality of the soil, so that the plants grow healthy and beautiful, using fertilizers or organic compost to maintain the richness of the garden, as well as the harvest, which varies according to the time of year, are other determining aspects for those who want to venture into having a garden at home.
The rule is simple: respect the characteristics of each plant, according to the needs of light, irrigation, nutrients, etc.
What to plant
You have to choose the plantations following certain criteria, that is, what you like, what you consume and what is adapted to the conditions and dimensions of the space. In the world of aromatic herbs, there are a wide variety of species perfect to have inside, from basil, rosemary, parsley, thyme, coriander, oregano or mint. All of them are ideal for planting in pots or hanging structures, for example, as long as they are near a sunny place with good ventilation.
Those who want to can also take their chances with other types of crops, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, leeks, and even strawberries, or perhaps spinach, chives, carrots, and radishes. Once again, you have to thoroughly evaluate the care that each species requires before deciding anything.
Before you begin, of course, it is important to gather some gardening tools. A starter kit will include gloves, a pruning knife, scissors, a spoon and fork, a watering can, a sprayer, and perhaps labels, for those who wish to record what they have planted and where.
Source : Idealista