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How to manage the flower beds in the vegetable garden


Good management of flower beds in the vegetable garden not only will it bring order to our garden by adding some aesthetic value, but it will help us to keep parasitic diseases and weeds away. The flower beds in the vegetable garden can be delimited in different ways, the so-called "borders" will come in handy every year: divide thevegetable garden in flower beds it will help us not to get confused with crop rotation.

Delimit the flower beds in the vegetable garden, the solutions
To delimit a perimeter it is possible to use natural elements such as rocks, bricks, lower plants, firewood arranged in parallel rows… The borders of flowerbeds with wooden circles are increasingly common. The flower beds in the vegetable garden can be delimited with specially designed artificial systems, for these just take a walk in the department "gardening" of shops like Brico or Leroy Marlin. More creative strategies see the use of solar-powered lanterns or recycled materials such as heavy vehicle tires or glass bottles.

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The rotation of flower beds in the vegetable garden, as you proceed
We all know that cultivation removes nutritional elements from the soil; Fortunately, those that are nutritional elements for one plant variety may be completely superfluous for another type of crop. The rotation of flower beds in the vegetable garden it is also essential to avoid the accumulation of toxins: during a crop, plants release toxins during their growth, the spores of fungal diseases increase, parasites of animal or plant origin begin to create their ideal habitat. Thus, during the following year, if in the same flowerbed the same plant variety is grown, there will be all the conditions for losing a crop. To make a good rotation of the flower beds in the vegetable garden attention must be paid to the "botanical families".

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In principle, in a vegetable garden domestic, these are the botanical families which may affect:

  • Composite: artichokes, thistle, chicory ...
  • Umbelliferae: carrot, celery, parsley ...
  • Liliaceae: garlic, onion, leek ...
  • Legumes: f ava, pea, bean ...
  • Cucurbits: cucumber, pumpkin ...
  • Solanaceae: eggplant, potato, tomato, pepper ...
  • Cruciferae or Brassicaceae: cabbage, radish ...

Thus, in managing the flower beds in the vegetable garden care must be taken not to grow tomatoes where peppers or aubergines were grown the previous year. By dividing thevegetable garden in flower beds it will be much easier to remember, from year to year, what and where we have grown: the most scrupulous can schematize a map with paper and pen, so as to mark, from cultivation to cultivation, what we have grown and above all, in which flowerbed was cultivated.

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