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Published : 05/07/2021 10:36:16
Categories : Advice
If you embark on the creation of your very first vegetable garden, you probably wonder which way to take it... Let's start at the beginning: discover our manual to properly delineate it, preliminary step but no less important!
If it is interesting to delineate your vegetable garden before anything else, it is because you can immediately see it clearer after drawing borders! Moreover, having a well-defined vegetable garden area will make it easier for you to access your plants, and will bring you the satisfaction of having an orderly and pleasant growing area to look at. To achieve this result, the best solution is to install vegetable squares.
If you have in mind a well-defined vegetable garden, the garden square will be your friend: in addition to being aesthetic,it facilitates the maintenance of crops and can accommodate different kinds of plantations. The little extra? It also provides better returns...
In the case of a vegetable square as in that of a perennial mound, having an elevated crop promotes drainage,limiting water loss during dry periods, accelerating the warming of the soil when the weather returns, or promoting the root development of planted species.
Before you start, start by trying to get an idea of the size you want to give to your squares, but also their shape. Yes, it's a bit counter-intuitive... But there are square vegetable gardens in rectangular format!
On the other hand, think carefully about where you want your vegetable square to be located: You will have to opt for a rather flat ground, to make sure that your plantations receive sufficient sunlight.
As for depth, plan it according to the species you hope to plant there. If fruits such as cherry tomatoes grow easily at a relatively low height of 15 cm minimum, you will need much more depth for heavy vegetables, such as larger tomato varieties, or butternuts.
Once your square is delineated, consider sowing your plants in a way that allows them to grow correctly. Don't hesitate to sow in a row,find out about the compatibility of different plants: some do not like to be neighbors at all - tomatoes and cabbages, to name but a couple mismatched - where others grow better when they are close to certain species. If your vegetable garden is not too far from your beds for example, do not hesitate to plant mint not far from your roses... This will keep slugs and other pests away!
Finally, consider having a planting schedule and drawing a plan of your crops so that you can organize the rotations the following year. We can never say it enough, but it is the key to a land that is always rich and therefore a good yield!
For the choice of vegetable square, do not hesitate to orient yourself towards something simple to mount, but also and above all, solid. A thick, moisture-resistant wood is ideal, knowing that you can double your planks to strengthen each side of the structure. If one insists on the importance of choosing a solid wood, it is because your structure must of course withstand once the square is filled with earth.
Walking through the site of Multitanks, you will find the classic square of 120 x 120 cm to lay on the ground, which has the advantage of being less painful for the back than a conventional vegetable garden - as it will be slightly raised, you will necessarily be less curved - ideal for growing vegetables. You will also have the choice of a rectangular model of 80 by 60 cm, or a hexagonal,with 6 sides of 80 cm each. The difference between these three proposals - apart from the form, of course? The capacity, the first can hold 280 liters,the second 94 and the third 325.
If you have severe back pain, you are advised instead the raised vegetable square: it is not in direct contact with the ground, you will no longer have to bend down... The proof with the 58.5 cm squares referenced in our catalogue. As for the most ambitious in terms of crops, they will find their happiness in the stair square,on several floors and which has the advantage of being able to be installed on a sloping ground, but also on a balcony or terrace. Total capacity: 562 litres environ... With that, there's plenty to do!
Discover our different models of vegetable square on Multitanks.com!