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Vegetable garden and garden

From the balcony to the terrace and of course in the garden, and how to grow vegetables and fruit in the garden .

You can consult the various sheets on the different gardening techniques and cultivation of vegetables and fruit trees, you will have access to our advice on the biological fight against pests and diseases, without resorting to chemicals.

In the vegetable garden and garden category you will also find a complete section dedicated to the deepening of the individual species, whether they are flowering plants, aromatic herbs, medicinal plants and trees, with all the information necessary for their care, sowing, pruning, transplanting and harvesting, complete with therapeutic properties and uses in phytotherapy.

The vegetable garden
If organic fruit and vegetables have been recognized for years as healthier, more respectful of natural rhythms, and of course better, why not try to make your own organic garden?

Continuing with the maintenance work necessary during the year, irrigation, the protection of your seedlings from attacks by diseases and parasites is an ‘operational’ phase that fills you with tiredness, even satisfaction for the good performance of your green space .

The harvest, the final part of all efforts, is certainly the richest in satisfaction. Finally you can enjoy your organic vegetables in the preparations you like best.

The garden
What could be more beautiful and relaxing than a view of the green and the colors of the flowers? Nothing gives greater well-being than a corner of Nature.

Being able to have even just a small balcony where to store pots full of lush plants is a real pleasure, especially in the summer, but it can also be enjoyed in winter. Accompanied by the satisfaction of the care work carried out during the year.

The many advantages of the vegetable garden and garden
When you are lucky enough to enjoy a garden and, even better, to dedicate a part of it to the vegetable garden, the benefits we can derive from it are innumerable.

Beyond the undeniable advantage of being able to consume organic, tasty and seasonal vegetables or fruit, of which you are sure, you find yourself in contact with Nature and its rhythms.

Gardening tries to tame it, but respects its laws. Plants need care and time. In the modern world made up of immediacy, we learn the value of waiting, of work projected into the future, and rediscover a natural rhythm. You learn to respect the constraints of time, seasons, irrigation, harvesting and conservation.

The vertical garden: the best examples and techniques of this solution to make the city green

History of vertical gardens

The pioneer of the vertical garden was Patrick Blanc , a Parisian botanist and scholar who with his spectacular vertical gardens has covered facades and areas, both public and private, not only in the French capital.

In fact, he set up the first wall at the La Villette museum in Paris. Then 15,000 square meters in Rue d’Alsace, and finally the green facade of the Quai Branly museum, for which he has become famous.

Gradually other green architects have sprung up and have indulged themselves around the world with increasingly refined plant walls.

From London (Hotel Athenaeum) to Madrid (Caixa Forum), from Bangkok (Emporium Shopping Mall) to New Delhi (French Embassy), passing through Taipei (Concert Hall) and Milan (Bosco Verticale). And just to mention the best known examples.

Vertical garden: the technique

Vertical gardens are harmonious compositions of plants made on stratified panels or modules (PVC and felt) inserted in a metal cage , which is fixed to the walls (external vertical gardens) or to the walls (internal vertical gardens), but can also be supported by special structures.

The hydroponic cultivation method allows a constant water supply of rainwater and fertilizers, through drip systems placed in the upper part of the wall and there is no need for soil.

The panelsĀ 

Green walls can be built on large panels or modules that can be assembled, which integrate well with the characteristics of the wall and guarantee the functionality of doors and windows.

The specific modern plant engineering for the construction of vertical gardens finds greater application in two types of plant:

  • the ventilated facade , ideal for covering the external walls of large buildings
  • the sound-absorbing walls, exclusively designed to ensure acoustic isolation and beautify urban areas in the vicinity of airports, roads and motorways, railways.

The panels constitute in practice the inorganic substrate for the vegetation of which are covered and allow to grow by exploiting the technique of hydroponic cultivation, ie without the use of soil .

The panels are equipped with fully automated irrigation and fertilization micro-systems , thus making maintenance undemanding. They are also generally placed a couple of centimeters from the wall or wall to be covered to allow air circulation and prevent moisture from stagnating