Peppers, aubergines, courgettes… there are many vegetables that can be grown on the terrace or on the balcony. Set up a vegetable garden in the house it is possible and does not require excessive expenses. There cultivation in pots requires special precautions such as the choice of soil, fertilization and drainage, but with a little care nothing prevents us from setting up a real vegetable garden on the terrace. The first thing to do is to prepare pots and soil for vegetables, if you don't know how to do it, this article contains all useful instructions. To facilitate the practice of cultivation of a vegetable garden, you can grow different vegetables in the same pot which, however, have the same water, exposure and nutrient needs. For example, chicory and rocket or different types of salad and lettuce can be combined. This is not recommended cultivate in the same container plants that need to extend their root system or that, with harvesting, have particular cultural needs such as carrot, fennel or potato. Among the vegetables that best lend themselves to cultivation in pots we have:
Chard for cutting.
Carrot, but only "top" variety, that is, they develop a little in depth and more in width.
Cucumber, to be supported with stakes and in pots of at least 15-20 liters of soil.
Chicory and radicchio for cutting, picking and head. The varieties are those of Chioggiotto, early Treviso and Veronese.
Onion, the most suitable for fresh picking is the White Lisbon variety
Eggplant, Pepper and Chilli. These must be planted in pots of at least 15-20 kilograms of soil and to be supported with stakes.
Lettuce, cut and cap (iceberg, batavia, gentilina ...).
Tomato, cherry and datterino type, to be supported with a stake.
Parsley, radish, rocket, celery, valerianella.
Chard, from the garden, kohlrabi, brussels cabbage, broccoli, savoy cabbage, cauliflower, kidney beans and kidney beans.
For the cultivation of a potted vegetable garden, do not forget all the aromatic plants such as basil, rosemary, sage, chives, lemon balm, thyme, mint ... As for sowing, you can refer to the tables shown here which, unfortunately, are only indicative. Each region of Italy has different climatic conditions, so the ideal would be to go to a trusted nursery and see the plants it has available for planting. Starting from seed can be very tiring and buying a few plant specimens for every species you want in yours home garden it is an excellent shortcut.