Grow tomatoes with limited space
No more popular vegetables (actually a fruit) are grown in the home vegetable garden today than tomatoes. With over 2,000 varieties of tomatoes to choose from, it gives you many options on size, taste, color, texture, you name it.
Those of you who can live in condos or apartments where your space is limited, don’t be afraid you still have plenty of room for tomatoes. The big problem you will have is which tomato you actually want to grow.
So as long as you have enough sunlight and the means to water your tomatoes, you have everything you need.
The first method is to use a raised bed. Raised beds are great because you can take them anywhere and on top of anything. For example, suppose your only backyard is a concrete slab or patio, don’t worry, make a raised bed using cedarwood and make a box. The length and width should be less than twelve inches and the height should not be less than twelve.
Just fill your newly raised garden with good garden soil, available from any home or garden center for a few bucks, plant your seeds and you’re ready to go.
If making a box doesn’t excite you or make you interested, you can always rely on a good old pot. As you put flowers in your pot, tomatoes will be growing vegetables on your rooftop great in them. The pots give you extra freedom to move around them to make sure they get the most sunlight. Just make sure your pots are at least ten inches in diameter and twelve inches deep with holes for proper drainage.
Implement one of these methods this year and you can go a very good way for fresh flavored tomatoes from your garden.
How to grow a vegetable garden? Some basic information
You may have read articles about the harmful effects of pesticides that are used to keep pests away from vegetables, fruits, and grains. Studies have indicated that by eating these vegetables and fruits, traces of pesticides reach our bodies and cause many health problems, including cancer. So it is very natural that any person will feel panicked while eating vegetables even though it is considered as the best food. Having your own vegetable garden will solve the problem. But the question is how to grow vegetables?
If you have a patio in your home, you are really lucky and you can plant your vegetables there. If you live in an apartment, you can think of ways to plant vegetables. If you have a veranda that gets enough sunlight, you can plant your garden there even though the crops you can cultivate are limited.
The most important thing for any plant to grow is soil, sun, and water. In addition, you need some fertilizer, some weeding, and more importantly, some inclination towards physical work. The best time to start gardening is early spring when the soil has some moisture so it can be easily dug up and not get too wet or muddy. For your growing vegetables on your rooftop, you need to choose a place that gets at least 5 to 6 hours of direct sunlight in summer. The soil needs to be loosened so that the roots are able to grow and add nutrients and nutrients to the plant.
You will need to dig at least one foot deep and loosen the soil thoroughly using a rake. Then compost should be added and mixed thoroughly. 10-20% correct ratio for adding compost. Depending on the pH content of the soil, you may need to add lime or gypsum. It is best to add gypsum when preparing the garden bed for the first time. This is to maintain the salt balance in the soil.
The next step is to select your crop. You can add a lot of variety depending on the space available and your needs. It is always best to plant numbers 2 to 3 on each type of plant. The plants that can grow as a summer crop are tomatoes, bean sprouts, cucumbers, peppers, etc.
Some winter crops are vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, broccoli; And peas. Trees should be planted with adequate gaps. Information regarding the requirements of each type of place will be provided while purchasing seeds or seedlings. Otherwise, you can get expert advice. After planting, it should be gently watered so that the topsoil gets wet. Watering is required every time the topsoil is dry.
If you get any insect damage, you can use organic pesticides. Weeds should be pulled out and not sprayed with chemicals.