Growing organic vegetables at home. Easy to do?

 Growing organic vegetables at home. Easy to do?

Today, the issue of food hygiene and safety in general and the problem of clean vegetables in particular are concerns of housewives. Too many chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, and unknown growth drugs are used, making family meal quality threatened.

Therefore, many families have chosen to grow their own vegetables at home to provide a clean source of vegetables for their families. Among them, the method of growing vegetables in foam containers is very popular because of its simplicity, convenience, ease of planting, and quick harvest. Sponge is easy to find, cheap, light weight and good insulation.


First, you need to prepare the foam box or plastic box, foam box deep inside to provide space for strong roots. You can take advantage of old foam cartons at the market for very cheap price and there is a foam box suitable for growing vegetables.
Soil, organic fertilizer: chicken manure, cow dung, and earthworm manure have been treated and composted.
Mix soil, compost, ash, rice husk, coconut fiber in the ratio of 2: 1: 1: 1
Place of planting: This method of growing vegetables is quite simple so it is suitable for many spaces such as terrace, patio, balcony or some areas around the house.


  • Cut small holes in the bottom of the foam box to allow good drainage, without causing water clogging.
  • Put foam containers on racks, tools to support them on the terrace or on the porch, balcony, ... Use a mist sprayer to water clean to humidify the containers, lightly trowel the surface of the ground. Barrel surface to prepare seed sowing.
  • Vegetable seeds suitable for growing in foam box can be mentioned as vegetables such as choysum, chrysanthemum (calamari), lettuce, spinach, spinach, mini carrot, mini radish, ... and special. especially spice vegetables like chili, basil, perilla, and cilantro. Before sowing, soak seeds in warm water for 6-8 hours and then take out and absorbent (depending on the type of seed we can skip this step).
  • Using trowel to make small holes in the surface of the soil, then put vegetable seedlings in, fill with soil and compress lightly. Cover a thin layer of sawdust about 0.7 - 1.0cm on the soil surface then water the plants. Note that each seed should not sow too many seeds because thick plants will not be enough nutrition. Large plants such as chili, tomatoes and cucumbers should be grown separately in each box, with herbs they can combine many types of sowing.


  • A suitable place to place a foam container after sowing is a place with plenty of sunlight in the morning and a shade in the afternoon. Take care to raise the foam containers by placing them on bricks to support the drainage.
  • Daily watering plants and vegetables in foam containers, especially watering more often on hot, dry days.
  • Trees need a lot of light, but when they are young, they are susceptible to sunburn if the sun is in direct sunlight, so move them to the shade when needed or use black plastic bags to shield them until they are strong.
  • Because of the amount of organic fertilizer we have mixed with the soil, it is sufficient to provide the tree until the tree grows sturdily without the need to apply any other fertilizer. Growing clean vegetables for household use, you should prioritize composted compost or kitchen waste that has been composted with trichodemar.
  • After planting about 15-20 days now we can add a little more organic fertilizer so that the plants can grow well.
  • If you have an pest, you should also remove leaf pests or use biological pesticides made from minced wine, chili, garlic, and ginger.

So, just using the easy-to-find foam boxes / boxes plus your diligence and passion, you can own a clean mini-vegetable garden right in your small house, right?

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