“Street Farmer” – Mistakes and how to fix them when growing clean vegetables at home

Do you want to have a clean vegetable garden at home to both relax after stressful working hours and improve family meals with safe food sources?

It seems that doing this job is simple, but when you start planting, the vegetable garden is not as green as you expected. So where does the cause come from? Let’s join BSF Smart Farm to find out the mistakes you easily make and how to fix them when growing clean vegetables at home!

1. Choosing unsuitable soil for growing clean vegetables at home

Choosing unsuitable soil, soil that does not provide enough nutrients for plants, is the most common mistake for “street farmers” who are just starting to grow clean vegetables at home.

Soil is a basic and necessary element for the growth and development of plants. Depending on the type of plant, choose the appropriate type of soil to help the plant grow well and save costs on care. However, all types of soil must be guaranteed to have adequate nutrients, be free of impurities, and be treated to be free of pathogens.

Normally, vegetables grown at home are divided into two groups: leafy vegetables and fruit vegetables.

➤ For leafy vegetables – a group of vegetables with a short growing period, you should choose organic soils that are loose and well-drained, such as clean tribat soil rich in nutrients, to help the roots of vegetables grow easily and quickly. absorb nutrients better.

➤ For fruit vegetables – a group of vegetables with a long growing and harvesting time, the root system often grows deeper and wider than leafy vegetables. Therefore, when growing this group of vegetables, you should use soils with high soil content such as: clean nutritious soil, organic soil… to help the roots stick firmly and avoid falling.

2. Improper seed treatment before sowing

Varieties are also a very important factor that determines crop productivity. Which variety to choose and how to treat the seeds to achieve the expected results are questions that are often asked.

Depending on weather conditions, adaptive characteristics, as well as the growth and development environment, choose the appropriate variety. There are specific types of vegetables that like cold climates, like growing in humid environments, or are drought-resistant… so, before planting, you need to carefully learn whether the characteristics of the variety are suitable for current growing conditions at or not.

How to treat the seeds, how to soak them, or just sow them directly? Depending on the size characteristics of each type of seed, there are different ways to handle it. It is not necessary that every seed must be soaked before sowing.

 ➤ Normally, seeds with small seed sizes (about as small as sesame seeds or less), thin seed shells such as: cruciferous vegetable varieties, lettuce, amaranth… you just need to sow directly on the soil surface. Then water and mist twice a day in the morning and afternoon to keep the seeds moist for about 2 to 3 days before the seeds germinate.

 ➤ For seeds with seed sizes as large as sesame seeds or larger, with thick and hard seed shells, you should soak the seeds.

Soak seeds: mix warm water with a ratio of 2 boiling: 3 cold (temperature about 50oC) and soak for about 6 – 8 hours is best. In particular, there are some types of seeds that need to be soaked at a higher temperature and for a longer soaking time. You need to pay attention to the instructions on the product packaging.

Incubate the seeds: after soaking, take the seeds out and place them in a damp towel (damp, not wet). Keep continuously moist by leaving the towel in a sealed box for about 12 – 24 hours. Be absolutely careful not to let the compost towel dry because the seeds will dry out very quickly. When you see the seeds swell and crack, it is best to plant them (note: do not let the sprouts take root too long before sowing them because the sprouts will be easily damaged and the roots will break).

3. Planting too thickly

For “street farmers” who are just starting to grow clean vegetables at home, sowing seeds too thickly or planting many types together in the same unit of area is unavoidable. At the agricultural store, many customers who come to buy for the first time feel interested in the diverse seed shelves and continue to choose and buy as they please, sometimes up to several dozen varieties at a time. When bringing it home to plant, think that each package and each type will be sown in one pot, but don’t know whether to sow sparsely or separate them to create space for the plants to grow.

Planting too thickly will cause the growing space to become limited, plants will have to be crowded together, the plant’s photosynthetic ability will be limited, nutrients will compete… These will cause the plant to become stunted. Lack of vitality, easy to spread when pests and diseases are present.

Therefore, depending on the type of vegetable grown, whether it is leafy vegetables or fruit vegetables, you should distribute the appropriate density (the foliage of the plants does not intersect) to ensure space for the vegetables to grow and develop well.

4. Fertilize without regular intervals

Most people when growing clean vegetables at home often think that the more fertilizer they add to the vegetables, the better they will be. That’s a wrong thought.

In fact, plants are just like humans, as long as they are provided with nutrients in moderate amounts and a reasonable fertilization regime, they will grow and develop well. If you fertilize too much, the plant can easily become poisoned and die.

Provides nutrition in moderate amounts

To have a clean vegetable garden, you should only use organic fertilizers from BSF Smart Farm, which are both environmentally friendly and safe for yourself.

It is best to mix fertilizer with soil right from the stage of soil preparation. This will help vegetables have an active source of nutrition right from the beginning, creating momentum for good growth and development. During the care process, depending on the type of vegetable, you can add the appropriate fertilizer with the appropriate dosage and fertilization regimen for each growth stage to have a good green vegetable garden.

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