Cultivation in bags: it is an alternative method to allow people who do not have a vegetable garden to grow vegetables. Therecultivation in bagswould seem the ideal solution for setting up avegetable garden in the houseand do not give up the pleasure of bringing vegetables grown with your own hands to the table!
Those who do not have a garden can grow tomatoes, basil, aubergines, lettuces, peppers and other aromatic plants in pots and planters or can resort tocultivation in bagsso as to set up a vegetable garden in the house which involves the use of special reusable soil bags for 2-3 years.
THEbags of soilreplace, with certain limits, the flower beds of avegetable garden. On the market there are bags containing specific soil forcultivationof tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, bags for growing lettuce and leafy vegetables, bags for growing chillies, for aromatic plants, etc ... there is no shortagebagswith universal soil, suitable for the cultivation of any type of vegetable, in any case, we recommend purchasing specific bags only when the plant has very particular pH and nutrient needs.
With the sack cultivation it is not necessary to fertilize at least for the first harvest cycles: a certain amount of organic fertilizer is added to the soil directly from the productive action; this organic fertilizer will be sufficient to supply the plants during the first growing season (during which numerous production cycles can be carried out and perhaps 4-5 crops of lettuce can be obtained!) the necessary nutrients. For this reason, it will be necessary to add fertilizer only starting from the second growing season by making monthly liquid / soluble fertilizer following the doses indicated on the label.
How to grow in bags
Therecultivation in bagsit is very simple and can give excellent results as the user will be led to make the most of the ground surface made available by the bag. Here how to grow in bags:
- The bags must be placed in a sunny position.
- Before proceeding with the planting of the seedlings, with scissors, it is necessary to make drainage holes with a diameter of 3-4 cm, operated on the lower side of the bag, the one that will come into contact with the floor.
- Arrange the bags on pallets so as to allow perfect water drainage and a minimum of ventilation. In that case, you can pick up disused pallets / pallets for free from any department store. The pallet is not necessary if the company that supplied you with the cultivation bag has sold you in a kit including a plastic saucer.
- Sow (radish, parsley, rocket ...) or plant the seedlings including earthen bread directly on the upper face of the bag where the positions where the holes are to be made (10-12 cm diameter) for planting will be reported of seedlings or cuttings (25-30 cm long) for sowing.
How many plants can be grown in a lot?
It depends on the needs of the plant. To ensure good growth with abundant harvest, we can give you these quantities:
- 6 ribbed beet plants
- 6-8 strawberry seedlings
- 6 aromatic herbs plants
- 2 tomato plants
- 2 pepper plants
- 2 eggplant plants
- 8-10 onion plants
- 6-8 celery plants
- 2 melon plants
- 2 courgette plants
- 2 cucumber plants
- 8-10 endive plants
- 8-10 chicory plants
- 8-10 lettuce plants
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