After the introduction we gave on the organic farmingToday we will focus on how to grow vegetables without the need for a plot of land. Some of them can be grown in a flat if we provide them with what they need and of course, following the philosophy of the organic farmingwithout chemical products or toxic treatments.
The cultivos vary depending on whether we have arable land (even if it is small) or whether we live in a flat, and therefore want to planting in pots. That is why we will divide the explanation into two topics: one dedicated to the seedling and pot culture (the one we are dealing with today) and the other to sowing in the field or orchard.
Incredible as it may seem, a pot can do a lot. Ideally for planting at home are aromatic plants: oregano, basil, parsley... But you can also try something else. Here are some of the plants that you can use growing at home without the need to own land.
- Carrots and radishes: the pot can be of medium size, not necessarily very large in the case of carrots and radishes. Carrots grown in pots are small, about half the size of what we are used to seeing in the shops, but very tasty for eating raw or for cooking.
- Onions and garlic: They need a little more room to grow, so it is preferable to use a large pot. If it is too big, you can even try to plant potatoes, although they will come out small.
- Mushrooms: Mushrooms prefer indoors, although they are very demanding and somewhat more complicated to look after. They cannot be exposed to direct sunlight and in winter the temperature should always be above 16º C, but not too high (21º C is recommended). Where to plant them? In wide boxes (one metre long or a little less) and about 25 cm deep are sufficient. The mushrooms should be planted about 2.5 cm deep and 13 cm apart. Then cover them with damp newspaper. Water them lightly, keeping them moist but not drowning them. They come up fairly quickly, after about three weeks. If you want to make your own compost for mushrooms, you need wheat straw, masonry plaster, poultry manure and mushroom compost activator.
Now all that's left to do is to put it into practice. Don't forget to let us know your results 😉.