Urban farming is one of the solutions for urban farming. Urban farming is the process of growing and eating food in a relatively compact urban area or in a city with a sufficiently dense population to support large numbers of inhabitants. This is done by growing the food in apartments or the shared spaces in public facilities like schools, colleges or hospitals. In urban farming, the produce is usually sold to the local market. Some urban farming projects are managed by the government and some by private companies or individuals.
The growing trend of urban farming in the world is not new. This has been in existence since the 19th century. However, early urban farming techniques were usually inadequate. As time passed and with the progress in technology and design, urban farming techniques have become better and the product has become more nutritious and of higher quality. These urban farming techniques are used as an effective alternative to traditional farming.
For decades organic vegetables were grown in massive quantities in large urban farming complexes. However, this is not the case anymore. In recent years organic vegetables have increasingly gained popularity, particularly in urban areas, for its environmental as well as health benefits.
In this is a blog about urban farming techniques we will be discussing some of the ways to grow vegetables in urban areas. The selection of vegetables is not a big issue. The important thing is to grow vegetables that are not vulnerable to diseases and pests. Soil that is hard and rocky should be avoided. The selected spot should receive ample amount of sunlight all year round. A raised bed or tarp can be used to provide this type of environment.
Gardening can be done effectively using many urban gardening techniques. It helps to involve family members in urban gardening. This is a very good way to teach responsibility. Children can be taught how to care and nurture the plants and soil as they grow.
There are several advantages to growing your vegetables. Besides being able to select whatever vegetables you want to grow they also help save money as they usually consume a lot less than what is grown in local stores. Urban gardens can be planted anywhere in your apartment building and on your property.