Summer is coming to an end and we must start thinking and preparing our gardens for the coldest season of the year. In this blog post, from Agritech Solutions, we want to show you several tips that should be taken into account for the start and management of agroecological gardens during autumn and winter. Sowing dates, plant protection, soil conservation, among others.
More and more people are encouraged to produce their own food in their gardens. So the main question that we must bear in mind is that each species has its sowing calendar and this depends on the area in which you live.
If we delay the sowing date, we run the risk of climatic adversities for the normal growth and development of plants. This can have a negative impact on the final size of the product to be harvested.
As for the most appropriate vegetables to plant at this time, we highlight: Swiss chard, chicory, garlic, artichoke, celery, peas, onion and green onion. As well as coriander, spinach, broad beans, fennel, lettuce, parsley, leek, radish, beets, arugula and carrots.
One of the aspects that generates a lot of uncertainty is the amount of seeds that should be sown and at what depth. This will depend directly on the size of the seeds. The smallest such as lettuce, fennel or celery are sown over the entire surface, while the largest, such as beans and peas, are sown by placing one or two seeds per hole.
Once we have introduced or spread the seeds, a generous irrigation is very necessary.
Regarding the location of the garden, it is important to take into account the number of hours of direct sunlight. The more hours of direct sunlight, the better the growth and development of the plant.
Another important point is the availability of water and the characteristics of the soil. If this has good drainage and content organic matter plus a good subscriber, will favor the adequate growth and development of the crop.
If we have animals at home, we advise to fence the garden with some material such as reeds, wire or wood, to prevent their access to the garden.
If we are going to cultivate several spices, the distribution of the crops is important. At Agrirtech, we recommend association and crop rotation.
The association consists of combining, simultaneously, crops with different nutrient requirements according to the organ of harvest.
And the rotation is based on alternating plants from different botanical families and with different nutritional needs, in the same place during different cycles, preventing the soil from being depleted and the diseases that affect a type of plant from perpetuating.