How to make a synergistic vegetable garden: tips and instructions to create the pallets and start a synergistic vegetable garden in full autonomy.
To start thesynergistic garden, the ideal soil is uncultivated. To get good biodiversity, land where you mean it cultivate the synergistic vegetable garden it should have been uncultivated for at least three or four years and therefore rich in spontaneous herbs, possibly never mown.
If you want to startcultivate a synergistic vegetable gardenon too compact and bad ground, you can start working the soil by following the advice seen in the guidehow to make soil fertiletaking care to skip the phase dedicated to natural fertilizers and make a green fertilization. Green fertilization involves the spring sowing of a mixture of seeds for green manure. A good mix for green manure includes incarnate clover, medical Hebrew, Persian clover, Alexandrine clover, sweet clover, sainfoin, horseradish, phacelia, common vetch, buckwheat, coriander, serradella, calendula, caraway, wild fennel, mallow, endive, dill, barley, rye, oats, field beans, rapeseed and white mustard. All the instructions on green fertilization are available in the article dedicated toGreen manure in the vegetable garden.
Evaluate the conditions of the soil and if necessary continue with green fertilization: the mixture for green manure should be sown by broadcasting. If the soil is heavily clayey, mix organic compost with the same amount of sand.
After broadcasting, cover everything with a layer of mulch of at least 10 cm. You can use organic mulch such as wheat or oat straw. I know that these times may seem long but, by doing so, the soil will be ready to guarantee you excellent biodiversity after two or three years!
How to make a synergistic vegetable garden
Forcreate a synergistic vegetable garden, the first thing to do is mow the grass in correspondence with the areas where you intend to set up the pallets. The grass must be cut without burying it.
Indesign the synergistic vegetable gardenyou must clearly outline, in advance, the areas intended for the passage of man and the areas where you have to cultivate (the pallets).
Here are some quick tips on how to make a synergistic vegetable garden in full autonomy following 10 simple steps.
- - The right time
The pallets must be made in spring.
- - Prepare the materials
To make the pallets of the synergistic garden you need materials such as straw, dripline for irrigation, vegetable compost, shovel, hoe and other agricultural equipment. In the works, organize yourself in such a way that each pallet must be started and finished on the same day.
- - The right day
To prepare the pallets, choose a day with an overcast sky and the soil is neither too wet nor too dusty (therefore dry).
- - The correct sizing
To experience the synergistic vegetable garden, you can start by using an area of no more than 100 square meters.
- - The soil first of all
When doing the work, try not to step on the soil intended for cultivation.
- - The mowing of spontaneous grass
Remove the wild grass only in the areas where you need to grow (only in correspondence with thepallets).
- - Rake
Rake up the mown grass and place it at the edges of the pallet.
- - The dimensions of the pallets
The pallets must have a trapezoidal shape where this trapezoid must have a base of 120 cm, two sides of 30 cm which with their inclination form an angle of 40 °. The upper side of the trapezoid must be 60 cm.
- - The drip irrigation system
Only after preparing thepalletsit will be possible to install the drip irrigation system.
- - Mulching
Cover the irrigation system with at least 10 cm of straw or other organic mulch material.
Organize yourself in such a way that from working the soil to covering with mulch, no more than an hour should pass.
For the management of the synergistic garden, you will need to pay particular attention to maintaining the natural fertility of the soil. To ensure maximum soil fertility it is necessary to remember that ipalletsthey must never be empty. Better to abound in sowing and then thin out than to leave empty spaces. Mulch must also be constantly taken care of.