Cómo empezar a hacer un huerto urbano

How to start an urban garden?

Do you want to enjoy the benefits of cultivating your urban garden with 100% organic seeds on the terrace or balcony of your house? If so, here we will tell you all the details you need to take into account before starting and how you can do it with a simple grow kit.

Without a doubt, having our own vegetables and enjoying them as a family is one of the best reasons to start a garden. In addition, this hobby will not require a large garden or great experience. You just need to keep in mind a few tips to start correctly.

Set the irrigation frequency of the urban garden

Water is an essential element for you to succeed with your crops. For this reason, irrigation should be focused on the size and requirement of your aromatic herbs or vegetables.

If it is feasible, you can consider an irrigation system, since it will be very useful mainly in the hottest months. Also, this option is perfect for those who have little free time or travel regularly.

On the other hand, you can also organize your crops according to the amount of water they require. In this way, before you start planting the seeds, you can group them according to their water requirement.

Insects in your urban garden

Depending on the grow kit you choose for the balcony or terrace of your house, you need to take into consideration which are the insects that could threaten the safety of your urban garden.

Apart from the popular aphid, each crop can attract certain insects. That is why it is important that you find out which enemies could threaten the survival of your plants.

To deal with this problem, in addition to the crops you plant, it is important to have other garden-friendly plants. That is, they scare away the insects you don't need, and at the same time attract bees or ladybugs, because these little animals eat aphids. In this way, the urban garden of your house can be in balance with nature.

Select the ideal place to grow your garden

Having little space will not prevent you from having your own urban garden. Now, it is important that you determine where you will place the pot or planter that comes with the grow kit you choose.

At the time of starting, you can start with a few plants to gain practice and experience, and as you feel more familiar you can increase the number of crops.

Be aware of sunlight

Many of the crops require at least 6 hours of sun exposure per day to grow and bear fruit. However, even if the space you have available for your urban garden does not have so many hours of sunlight, you can still take advantage of its benefits.

This aspect will only influence the crops you can select. On the one hand, peppers, tomatoes and aubergines require good sun exposure. On the other hand, garlic, lettuce or onions do not need to be in the sun for many hours.

Choose the crops to start with your garden

Taking into account each aspect that we have detailed, such as location, sunlight and water demand, you can select the most appropriate crops for your type of garden. It is best not to rush into making this decision, as it is essential to carefully analyze what the needs of each plant are.

Finally, we recommend keeping the seeds moist before sowing them, in order to stimulate the germination process.

With these simple tips you can start preparing your urban garden with the help of our growing kits.

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