Vertical kitchen garden: when a site of small
On rather small land plots it is difficult to place many vegetable plants, especially large. But it is quite possible, it is just necessary to use not only horizontal surfaces, but also vertical. Considering biology of separate plants, safely change a configuration of their cultivation.
At shortage of the place use compost heaps, mesh fences, terraces, arbors and arches, a vertical lane, joint crops etc. It helps not only to receive a double harvest, but allows to give unique shape to a site, to cover unattractive places, to divide a site into separate zones, and also to allocate secluded shady vacation spots.
So, for example, pumpkin cultures - descendants of the real lianas, kept ability to climb up quickly, clinging short moustaches to any support.
Pumpkin muscat the Pearl with large leaves and long lashes did not fit into beds. We placed it on a compost heap with the vegetable remains (1) where it quickly braided surrounding space, having covered a protection. In due time prishchipyvy tops of escapes, limited growth that brought essential benefit. By the end of vegetation we received six excellent fruits from one plant. All summer pumpkin kept decorative effect, occupying the minimum space. The next year the seedling of pumpkin large-fruited the Russian was landed along a fence in the plastic bags filled with the vegetable remains, peresloyenny with sawdust and the garden earth (2). At the bottom of a bag made a crosswise cut for a water exit when watering and penetrations of roots into the soil. Before landing of seedling from above mixes laid the friable humous soil. After landing watered with warm water and on
to Vegetable marrows, and we seeded them in standard bags from - under granulated sugar, filled with humus with the vegetable remains (4). Previously bags pulled together with a tape from above and laid along a fence. At the beginning of May in the done opening seeded 2 - 4 seeds on
to grow up in a leaky metal barrel, and melons - in wooden, it is a little less by the size, but
in the greenhouse on a vertical lane (7), we land excess seedling when warming in the barrels placed along a fence (8). In an open ground cucumbers are always more tasty. Some gardeners suit for cucumbers “wigwams“ (9). At first bring a manure pillow around with a diameter of 50 cm, powder with the earth a layer
Under metal support, plastic are no good. It forms powerful vegetative weight and gives many juicy long beans without pergament layer and fiber. We very much love a cow pea - it is rich with vegetable protein and is especially appreciated the content of pectin and the strong antioxidants interfering oxidation of ascorbic acid. Plant thermophilic, we sow it in the middle of May when the soil gets warm to 14 at a depth of 10 cm. Sometimes we land the prepared seedling.
the Curling haricot grades perfectly look on a lawn if to establish three iron rods connected together above (10). The lower ends of bars should be buried strongly to the earth. Till late fall bright flowers ognenno - red beans will decorate a garden.the Curling haricot Matilda prefers to
a mesh fence where she grows at us to the late fall without problems (11). At first for a support of plants used bamboo sticks or not thick stalks of a hazel grove up to 2 m high on which they willingly trudged. But these support are not durable, quickly become useless, besides, at strong wind bend and break, damaging plants. Advantages of mesh fences are obvious. Morning sunshine well light plants why they quickly expand. Without any formation escapes of haricot cover a surface of a mesh fence with a solid green wall, hiding internal part of a site from curious eyes. But in crude years the haricot seeded along a fence is exposed to cruel aggression of slugs who sometimes completely eat around all leaves, without leaving to plants of chances of a survival. Then we scatter along landings by a narrow strip superphosphate.
Depth of crops of the curling haricot and a cow pea no more than 3 cm. Near plants we sow the calendula possessing fitontsidny properties. Usually along a fence on perimeter the site easily grows with weeds therefore we watch closely purity of shoots of haricot and a cow pea. As soon as plants rise up to the height of 20 cm, to them weeds and slugs are not terrible any more. They without assistance easily climb up a grid, being strongly hooked by short moustaches, forming similarity of a green hedge.
At cultivation of the curling cultures on the site we try to observe alternation: on one place we do not grow up more than one year of a plant of one family. We use the soil in bags at the end of a season on fertilizer of beds. After bean cultures on it cucumbers and tomatoes well grow.