Is becoming increasingly popular in recent years the fashion, although it is more a need and a pastime, gettinIIg the vegetable garden at home is that you have a garden or even a small terrace. But there are seasons like flowers and, above all, declining moons and crescent moons. Our grandparents, who had so much land to cultivate it, and they told us we still repeat to much attention to these details because, good growth of a “fruit of the earth” may depend very much on the time when the planted. Okay so the Moon, the period but also the amount of land that has below for the roots. Otherwise you will only see so many green leaves but still have to go to the supermarket
10 Vegetables and aromatic herbs to cultivate:
January and february
The first two months of the year are definitely the most dangerous for our vegetable gardens because of the cold weather ahead of us, especially in the North.
Spinach is one of the plants more resistant to cold and then, especially if you live in areas myths, you can sow them already open at this time. The cold is recommended to put them in cold or heated greenhouses. Same goes for the radishes that can be sown in cold greenhouses along with carrots onions and other vegetables at spring harvest. As we advance in the work of December is very important to pay attention to the phases of the moon, as a seeding at the wrong time would be a total failure for your crop! I recommend it, it is essential to follow the lunar phases of each vegetable! Also make sure that the ground is soft and sufficiently draining … Finally, if you have no chance to sow in small greenhouses or not you are in areas climatically favorable, at this time you may already sow small aromatic plants in the house such as basil.
Make sure that it is close to a source of light as the window because it needs 6-8 hours of light a day since his sowing period would spring. In home means to force a little ‘time, but at least you’ll have a decent natural product in small jars. Wet only the land without exaggeration making sure that all grow well at room temperature and “spring” … Even the house will be more fragrant:-)
December is still a good month to grow your vegetables but, beware of frost and begin to prepare seedbeds or small greenhouses where to stay your pots during the winter season. As an alternative to those sold in stores you can have fun creating with recycled materials, provided they meet the needs of nature (light, protection from frosts and a minimum of water). As for sowing, vegetables in this period are undoubtedly the radishes that require special attention with regard to the phases of the moon. The radish REQUIRES sowing with crescent moon (or full) or you will never see the fruits of your labor! I recommend also the vessels, with a lot of ground, because this vegetable produces under leaves and needs space! Always in seedbeds or in a cold greenhouse can sow leafy vegetables such as lettuce and chicory, and, as regards the sowing ground, you still have time for spinach and peas. Attention spinach! Even these vegetables require seeding with moon phase that will be specifically on the wane!
Although it is starting to get cold, November is still a good month to plant some vegetables before the first frosts may open their doors to winter. The period is still good for vegetables really succulent and very common:
- Rocket: you can sow from February to November so we are just on the edge. Keep the seeds quite far apart and considered that watering should be constant only in the hottest period. The rocket is a great detoxifier, as well as rich in vitamin A and C. You can not grow it!
- Garlic: is a vegetable that is highly resistant to cold, so ideal to be planted at this time. The pink garlic is best suited to autumn sowing while the white one better to wait until the end of winter (February-March). Buried the bulbs purchased or even those who have in the house keeping them at a distance of 10-15 cm between them … Watering should be dosed according to the period and temperatures but more importantly, considering that garlic tends to make many flowers! At this point you can decide whether to keep your vessel for aesthetic purposes or decide to remove the flowers and avoid that the bulb loses strength and vital energies …
- Spinach: The sowing period is similar to that of the rocket as, spinach are cultivated until November. It ‘good to cover them with a tarp to prevent frost and transparent, if you can, let them also in sun-exposed areas. For sowing make small holes of ca. 3 cm spaced 10-15 cm (if you have abundant space!) Making sure to remove smaller leaves during growth to give space to spinach. Irrigation should be controlled so that the soil is always moist but without stagnation …
- Porro: suitable for sowing at any time of year but, be prepared because the waiting time will be very long (5-6 months)! The leek fact belongs to the family of the onions and the plant will sprout and only if the soil temperature drops below 12 ° C … And speaking of temperatures, if they were to go down too, protect your vessel with the usual towel transparent avoid damage!