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Contrary to what most people believe, vertical gardens are not only for large spaces, they can also be built inside the home.
Vertical orchards operate in controlled systems that reduce risks due to unfavorable weather conditions. This makes them very chosen by people who have balconies, terraces, gardens, or even flowerpots in patios with a lot of light.
More and more people from all over the planet are encouraged to install this type of crops in their homes. This type of crop is natural, fresh, and does not use industrial pesticides. If necessary, the organic biocides themselves can be produced and used responsibly for their application.
The process of growing plants in an airborne or foggy environment without using the ground is called aeroponics. This word comes from the Greek terms "aero and ponos" which mean "air and work" respectively.
Aeroponics can be carried out in homes since it does not need a plot of land for its development and can be used to grow chard, garlic, aubergines, broccoli in the first case. In aeroponics, you can work with horticultural plants such as cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, and some flowers such as chrysanthemums or carnations.
• On terraces, against the back wall of the house's patio, on an apartment balcony that receives many hours of sun, or even indoors, where the most daring are allowed to build systems that only use artificial light.
• There are very fun ideas such as “onion trees” that are nothing more than onions, dirt, and a little water in a plastic pot with holes in the sides so that the plants can emerge and develop.
• You can get kilos and kilos of potatoes just having a plastic barrel or something similar, some drainage holes in the bottom, some compost, and some potatoes.
• Technique of stacked pots to obtain our own strawberries, or walls entirely covered with recycled plastic bottles, or with simple perforated PVC pipes, anything goes, and the satisfaction of harvesting and enjoying our own food is an experience that is priceless.
With its more rustic and homemade versions, in some cases with a lot of ingenuity, people are discovering that it is possible to obtain excellent results with little space and little time.
Not all types of crops are suitable to grow with this system. Leafy vegetables work best, as well as tomatoes and cucumbers. But it is not used to grow cereals or trees, everything that can be planted in pots has the potential to be cultivated.