If you want to cultivate a garden from passion and without taking care of different tasks that are involved in this activity, then growing vegetables upside down it’s the best solution. We’ll see the advantages of this unusual gardening type, great for those living in apartments.
First, growing vegetables upside down is a method that even those who grow plants in their balconies can use because it will save a lot of space. Secondly, you’ll avoid, as I said above, a number of tedious tasks such as weeding the weeds and the installation of support elements for climbing plants. Vegetables will grow near your head so you won’t have to lean to supervise and care for them. Also, experts say that this type of gardening reduces the risk of pests and soil diseases and plants will grow more vigorously.
Growing vegetables upside down – efficient gardening
Here are some instructions for growing vegetables upside down and the most suitable vegetables for this type of gardening are tomatoes and cucumbers, but you can try also with eggplants, peppers or herbs. At first, you’ll need quite bulky containers, such as buckets, and pierce the bottom (5 cm diameter for buckets and 2-3 cm for smaller containers). Make sure that these containers can be suspended either in the garden or on the balcony.
Because the plant will need support before it develops to become more vigorous, place on the bottom of the container a piece of paper or filter paper. This method prevents and earth to drain when you’re watering the plant. Then enter the plant / shoot upside down through the hole you’ve made in the container and through the paper support then pour soil mixed with organic fertilizer and settle easily. Don’t fill the whole container with soil and leave a few centimeters above the edge.
If you want more space then plant some flowers or herbs on top of the pot to make the most of this container. These plants must have small roots not to disturb the development of the lower vegetables and to accommodate with the same water need.
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