Techniques And Key Points of Vegetable Cultivation in Garden Beds

Raised bed planting vegetables, not only eat their own pollution-free vegetables, green branches and fruits, can also become a beautiful scene. But how can we grow vegetables when we live in a concrete jungle where people don't have a lot of land? That's okay. A little raised bed is actually a great place to grow vegetables.

1 raised bed vegetable planting background

At present, about 50 percent of the vegetables eaten by some urban residents rely on " raised bed " to eat and grow in the raised beds have become very common in some countries and regions. The traditional way of growing vegetables is about to change. Under the trend of "close to nature and green life", the revolution of the garden into the home has come quickly. The garden bed has become a new fashion of family consumption.

2 The benefits of balcony vegetables:

1, raided bed of food pay attention to a healthy life, we from the supermarket, the market to buy some vegetables unavoidably exist some pesticides and fertilizers, and produce a kind of harm for our health, and the garden beds of food generally does not use pesticides and chemical fertilizers, but by their usual life, use the water that clean out rice, fruit, kitchen residual material such as mixed retting the necessary organic fertilizer made from vegetables, In this way, we eat a healthy and pollution-free food.

2. Vegetables in wet markets are often transferred to consumers after long distance transportation, and their freshness is limited. Vegetables stored in the frozen box will not only produce harmful substances, but also the loss of nutrients. Vegetables grown in their own raised beds are not only fresh, but also ready to pick and eat, and have a higher nutritional content.

3. In the process of planting vegetables in the raised bed, it not only plays the role of ornamental and edible, but also can purify the air, decompose harmful substances, absorb formaldehyde, adjust the air humidity, and make the garden environment more comfortable.
raised garden bed
Raised bed planting vegetables to promote environmental protection, low carbon life. If you plant green vegetables at home, not only to improve the air quality has a certain help, but also reduce carbon monoxide emissions, so that we can breathe fresh air every day.

Raised bed planting vegetables can relieve the pressure of office workers on the work, relax the mood, after work back home, enjoy the pleasure of pastoral life with the family.

Sixth, for families with children, children can learn about nature and biological knowledge of plant growth by planting vegetables in the garden bed, so as to cultivate children's practical ability, sense of responsibility and love.

Raised bed vegetable orientation selection

On the one hand, it should be based on personal preferences and needs. On the other hand, it is necessary to consider which vegetables are suitable for environmental conditions. Generally speaking, most vegetables and fruits can be grown on a garden bed if space allows. You can basically grow vegetables all year round. Choose vegetables according to the orientation of the Raised bed.

The south-facing garden bed is full sun and airy, making it the ideal place to grow vegetables. Almost all vegetables grow best in full sun, so they can be grown all year round on a south-facing balcony. In winter, most places facing the south platform can be exposed to direct sunlight and also create a good environment for winter vegetable production.

Toward the east, toward the west of the garden bed is half sunshine, suitable for planting light-tolerant vegetables, such as onion, lettuce, rape, leek, loofah, coriander, radish and so on. But toward the west balcony in summer when the temperature is higher, so that some vegetables produce burning, light leaves, heavy people die, so it is best in the corner of the balcony loaded with high temperature resistant vegetables. In the summer, try to protect against the glare and radiation reflected from the back floor.

North facing garden beds got little daylight throughout the day and had the smallest selection of vegetables. Should choose shade tolerant vegetable planting, such as lettuce, leek, asparagus, Chinese toon, dandelion water cabbage, etc. In the summer, try to protect against the glare and radiation reflected from the back floor.

In order to avoid soil loss when watering, can be carried out "pad basin", that is, broken flower pot pieces, tiles or window screens to cover the drainage hole, both required to block the drainage hole. To promote drainage, you can put some coarse gravel or small stones on the basin to keep the drainage smooth.

Size: The size of your raised bed is important. Larger containers not only have plenty of room for fertilizer, but they also hold more water and won't dry out quickly in the summer.
raised garden beds

There are two ways to plant vegetables. One is to grow them before transplanting them. The other is to plant them directly. Beginners often prefer to directly buy seedlings in the agronomy market and transplant them at home. This is a simple and quick method, but it will narrow your planting scope, because some vegetables such as beans, radishes and so on are inconvenient to transplant seedlings only live, - transplant will harm the normal development of the roots, can’t be transplanted. Some vegetables are essential for transplantation, such as kale, broccoli, mustard greens, and so on. The planting of vegetables can be basically divided into four processes: seed pre-treatment, sowing, seedling transfer and harvesting.

Raised bed gardening has become a part of the modern home gardening life to make your life more interesting