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After having extensively treated the topic of synergistic agriculture and the principles on which it is based, we want to offer you what it consists of, the advantages and how to create a synergistic vegetable garden following all useful indications.
How to create a synergistic vegetable garden, the pallets
A synergistic garden it consists of pallets with a width of about m. 1.20 and 30-50 cm high, whose sides are oblique: they can have any shape even if curved ones are preferred: the pallets are permanent and will never be changed.
Thanks to the pallets it is possible to cultivate anywhere, thus making better use of the space. Furthermore, different microclimates can be created.
The pallets are always covered by a natural mulch with materials such as straw, leaves, reeds, compost: it serves to protect the soil from cold, heat and evaporation. The mulch decomposes over time therefore it must be replaced.
Mulching results in a slight impermeability of the soil making it difficult to water thoroughly. In this sense, a drip irrigation system must be set up under the mulch: two rows for each pallet.
How to create a synergistic vegetable garden, sowing
Once the pallets have been prepared, you can proceed with sowing and transplanting: just follow some very simple basic rules:
- There must always be legumes, necessary to supply nitrogen to the soil. Each season has its own legumes: broad beans, peas, beans, chickpeas, ...
- There will also need to be some lily pads necessary to ward off harmful insects. Among the liliaceae we mention garlic, onion, leek, shallot, etc.
- There should always be root vegetables necessary to aerate the soil such as radishes, turnips, carrots, etc.
How to create a synergistic vegetable garden, the advantages
Synergistic agriculture is very different from traditional agriculture: it is made above all of observation and attention to small things.
All this translates into 4 advantages that involve the creation of a synergistic garden:
- No tillage of the soil: the earth works itself through the penetration of roots, the activity of microorganisms, earthworms, insects and small animals;
- No chemical fertilizer: the soil left to itself preserves and increases its fertility;
- No weeding: unwanted herbs are not eliminated but controlled
- No addiction to chemicals as nature, if left alone, is in perfect balance.
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