How to grow your own vegetables even if you don't have a vegetable garden: ideal options
Growing your own vegetables can be a fascinating hobby. But what if you don't have your own plot of land? Gardening experts say you can even do it on your balcony or windowsill.
The Express asked for advice on this. And it has collected instructions on how to grow the most popular vegetables in pots - tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, arugula and lettuce.
Such crops will grow best outdoors. An outdoor balcony or terrace is best. Pots can be either floor-standing or hanging or you can use agro-fibre bags.
Tomatoes are ideal for growing in pots on a patio, in hanging baskets, in a greenhouse or in an elevated bed. They should be planted in good quality compost and watered regularly. In such a bed, choose a sheltered location with plenty of sunshine.
Remember to prune the outer shoots at the start of the season and tie tall plants to a spike so that they don't fall over.
When the plants begin to flower, you can fertilise them with liquid tomato fertiliser. Then allow the crop to fully ripen naturally before harvesting it.
Sweet peppers and chillies
These easy-to-care-for plants are ideal for beginning gardeners. They can be grown indoors as well as outdoors. Peppers don't need a lot of space. Even on a small balcony, they will do well.
The soil for peppers should be well drained and the growing location should be sunny. Don't forget to water regularly. Here are all the subtleties.
It's easy to grow this island spicy green on a windowsill. Take a plant box, fill it with a rich potting soil and bury the seeds in it. Don't forget to moisten the soil in good time and within a few days you will get your first microgreens. If you let the manure mature, it will need to be leafed out regularly so that it can continue to yield.
Try planting this vegetable in a pot filled with good quality compost. One plant per container will be sufficient. And don't forget the support on which the climbing stem will grow upwards. Cucumbers critically need plenty of water so that they can gain weight and taste good. You will get a good harvest from midsummer onwards.
This leafy vegetable is easy enough to grow from seed, although you can make it easy for yourself and buy ready-made seedlings. Lettuce likes heat and sunshine and plenty of compost. It has the advantage that it doesn't take up too much space and is good in pots. But the smaller the container in which the lettuce grows, the more regular the watering should be. Ideally, it should be watered on a daily basis.
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