3 Simple Steps to Start Your Own Orchard at Home

3 Simple Steps to Start Your Own Orchard at Home and Eat Healthier

Wouldn't it be great to grow your own tomatoes? Walk slowly to the balcony and get some fresh green arugula. During these days of isolation there is no better paradise than having a balcony or if you’re lucky, a terrace. If you have that space it can be a great idea to plant your own orchard.

Eating your own food is a desire that many of us have. There can be nothing healthier than going to your gardener some basil leaves and tomatoes to make the best caprese you've ever tasted

The good news is, it’s easily achievable.

But apart from the nutritional benefits of eating your own food, gardening is an activity that can benefit your health in many ways.

Now that you know gardening is a powerful tool for wellness, here are three tips to have in mind before setting up your own mini orchard. Good luck!

1. 1. Space

You can plan an orchard of aromatic plants if you only have a small balcony

That's the first thing you have to check. What space do I have? Big or small, sunny or dark. With protection or a roof or outdoors, exposed to the rain. Depending on the surface area you have available, you'll make a plan for your garden.

You can plan an orchard of aromatic plants if you only have a small balcony or a windowsill available or a hydroponic garden if you have a terrace of 100 square meters.

2. 2. Containers and soil

Orchard at Home: Containers and soil

This is a very important point to think about. Some vegetables need more soil than others. Or plants, like tomatoes, that need to grow tall. Parsley can be fixed with little soil, carrots need a lot. You can use pots, 5-liter pots, used wooden crates. The containers must have drainage holes. And enough soil fand feed for everything. So make sure you investigate the plant's needs before embarking on your project.

3. 3. A Good Seed Catalogue and a Calendar.

You can find out about the best plants according to the seasons

We've got to the fundamental part: what are you going to plant?

You can find out about the best plants according to the seasons. In general, green leaves such as spinach, chard or some lettuce can be grown all year round. Fruits, such as tomatoes or peppers, are more summery. Potatoes or carrots are perfect in winter. You can get a calendar, seeds and planters online. Most will come with are instructions.

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Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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