Maintain a garden in the big city? Of course – with the following 7 tips you can create an oasis in the big city.
- A real classic: the raised bed
Raised beds offer a number of advantages: They provide a good overview, are back-friendly and allow the earth to warm up quickly in spring. They offer protection from snails. Plants are better supplied with light thanks to the height. Fillings made from compost, garden waste, straw, pruning material, leaves, twigs and branches create a good supply of nutrients.
- Using space wisely with vertical gardening
An optimal use of space is guaranteed with vertical gardening. With a climbing aid, blackberries, kiwis, cucumber, peas, runner beans or sweet potatoes can climb up. There are also climbing varieties for tomatoes, zucchini and strawberries. Just like Mediterranean herbs, they have a high jewelry value and can be cultivated in hanging baskets. Vertical vegetable shelves are available with and without automatic watering. They are optical jewels, improve the air in the room, bind dust and reduce noise.
- Plastic containers as an inexpensive solution
Stacking baskets, bakery boxes, catering boxes, euro containers and other plastic containers allow back-friendly gardening when they are stacked on top of each other or placed on pallets. Potatoes can be grown in the lower box. The upper box can be planted as desired. Fabric sacks such as rice sacks from the Asia shop are suitable for growing potatoes.
- Gardening on the windowsill
You can grow vegetables and herbs on the windowsill inside and outside. Shelves or the kitchen are also suitable for growing herbs. A salad garden provides you with herbs, seedlings, sprouts or grasses all year round.
- Small beds in square foot gardening
With square foot gardening, beds measuring 100 x 100 cm or ideally 180 x 180 cm are divided into squares of 30 x 30 cm or 60 x 60 cm. Since they are planted differently, a mixed culture is created.
- Self-harvest gardens for temporary gardening
Self-harvest gardens are the right thing for everyone who doesn’t want to be tied to a garden for years. In spring, farmers sow vegetables in the gardens, which are mostly on the outskirts. You can test whether gardening is fun with a parceled out field. They tend and harvest the vegetables. The farmers mostly provide garden tools and water taps.
- The snack balcony for fruit and vegetables
A snack garden or snack balcony is suitable for organically grown, non-seed cultivars and edible wild plants. You can watch the plants grow throughout the year, from sowing to harvest. Such snack gardens are suitable for children who gain their first experience in gardening and can observe birds and other animals. Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and edible flowers such as daisies, nasturtiums, marigolds or mallow can be grown there. You can grow tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables there as healthy snacks. Wild plants are particularly rich in vitamins and aromatic. Self-sufficiency plays a subordinate role in the garden, as it is about a variety of colors and unique taste experiences.