What is technical horticulture?

The majority of people who live in the city want to continue having a healthy lifestyle and consume top quality and local products. Now this is possible thanks to technical horticulture.

Below we tell you what technical horticulture is, its characteristics and how you can make a small garden at home with Natural Systems products.

Technical horticulture: What is it?

The word horticulture comes from Latin and means to cultivate a garden. The big difference that we find with agriculture is that, while it cultivates in large areas and to do business with its products, technical horticulture is in much smaller spaces and for own consumption.

There are two types of horticulture depending on the species of plants you want to plant:

Horticulture for decoration

This type of technical horticulture is with which you can plant all kinds of plants to decorate a space. It may be that the function of these plants is to decorate a garden itself or it may be that it is for flowers to grow and decorate other spaces later.

Plants such as: grass, flowers, fruit trees, decorative plants, aromatic plants, etc. can be grown.

Horticulture for food

This type of horticulture is the one that serves so that later you can eat the vegetables that you just cultivated. It is very useful for not having to buy products that come from far away and mature in trucks and to save you all the chemical products with which the food you are eating has grown.

You can grow plants like: tomatoes, potatoes, onions, peppers, pumpkin, watermelon, eggplants, etc.

How to do technical gardening at home

There are always options to create your small urban garden at home, regardless of the space you have. There are even people who, due to lack of space, have to do it vertically, but the plants adapt to the new environment and give excellent results.

Here are some tips you can keep in mind when starting your urban garden:

  • Look for a place where it touches the sun: Vegetables normally need an average of 6 to 7 hours a day of sun to be able to grow and develop properly. That is why it is important that you find the place on the ground where the sun shines for more hours or that you can buy lamps that do the same function.
  • Choose the land on which to cultivate: If you have a small garden, you can use that land as long as you prepare it to be cultivated, but if you only have a small terrace, you can create the arable land yourself with soil and fertilizer.
  • Get the necessary tools: Buy all the material you will need to carry out the entire cultivation process, such as an irrigation system, pruning shears, a seedbed, etc.

Now you know what technical horticulture is and how you can make a small urban garden on the land you have. Do not hesitate to take a look at the Natural Systems website where you can find all the necessary material to start this new ecological adventure.

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