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Vegetable garden


Question: Vegetable garden


SHOULD YOU SAY THAT YOU DO FOR A ORTICELLO THAT HAS NOT MUCH SUN AND A LAND IS NOT TOO FERTILE? THANK YOU PGM

Vegetable garden: Answer: Vegetable garden


Dear Marco,
Thank you for contacting us about your questions on your garden, through the "" expert's column.
To make a vegetable garden it is important to follow some basic rules.
Among the physical requirements it is good to take into consideration the fact that the soils must be fertile and at least 30/40 cm deep, in order to allow the roots to expand adequately and to be able to easily absorb the water and nourishment necessary for the development of essences.
It is good to remember that in clay soils they retain more water but can create problems of water stagnation.
The ideal soil is the so-called "MEDIUM-MIXED SOIL" composed of 60% Sand 20-30% Limo, less than 15-20% clay.
For this reason we believe it is useful to understand the type of terrain that is available. For this purpose there is a simple method to understand the type of terrain by making a "serpentine" with the earth. If it remains intact it means that it is very clayey, if it flakes off in many parts it is sandy, if it breaks in some parts it is medium.
If it is clayey, it is advisable to add sand, peat and organic matter to improve its fertility. If it is sandy, clayey soil will have to be added.
Fertilization is very important. Before digging (deep processing) it is good to add organic substance, then before refining, granular fertilizers rich in phosphorus and potassium are added.
Sincerely.