How to Prepare an Urban Garden at Home

September 6, 2023

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How to start an urban garden and enjoy km0 food? If you live in a house or apartment with terrace, and want to carry out an urban garden, you are in the right place. In this article, we will guide you through the essential steps to create your own urban garden and approach a balanced diet and Km0 food.

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Why an Urban Garden?

The benefits are numerous, but let’s highlight the 3 most important points of growing your own food:

  • You contribute to the environment
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • You get fresher, healthier food.

In addition, you can do it from your own home, a luxury!

Where to Locate Your Urban Garden?

The choice of place is key. Look for a sunny space on your terrace or balcony. If you have a garden, look for a corner where you get at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. This is critical for your plants’ growth.

When is the right time to start?

The best time to start your urban garden is in spring or autumn. So, now that we are at the last days of summer, you can go thinking about where to locate the urban garden. In autumn temperatures are ideal for plants to grow better.

How much space do you need for an urban garden?

You don’t need much space, even with a couple of large pots or wooden drawers, you can get started. If you have a garden, depending on the soil you have, you can plant directly in the soil, if you can not use pots without any problem. The most important thing is that the soil is of quality and make sure that they have good drainage to avoid stagnation.

Ideas to grow in your urban garden       

you can choose to plant peppers, herbs, carrots… Make sure to choose varieties suitable for the local climate.

Ah… and remember that care and maintenance is the most important. 

Irrigation is essential. Keep the substrate moist, but not waterlogged. Also, fertilize your plants regularly and control pests naturally to maintain a healthy garden.

Food Km0 and Sustainability

Surely you already know that km0 food is the food produced in the vicinity of where you live. Your urban garden at home is a great way to contribute to this cause. By narrowing the gap between production and consumption, you’re reducing your food’s carbon footprint.

Growing an urban garden at home allows you to get closer to a healthier lifestyle to enjoy fresh and healthy food. Just choose a sunny place, good soil and above all take care of your plants with care and lots of love. 

Start today and enjoy the fruits of your own urban garden and collect food from km0!

Remember, to achieve a successful urban garden, it is essential to plan and care for your plants with dedication.

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