While lots of people would love to have super-fresh, homegrown veggies in their salads, people living in apartments and small homes often don’t seem to have enough space for gardening.
Here’s the solution: growing in a barrel. In one barrel, you can grow as many cucumbers as in a 3-meter squared plot of land!
Of all the vegetables you could grow at home, cucumbers might be the simplest and most healthy! Cucumbers contain potassium, lots of hydrating water, vitamin A, B and C and silica, a compound which supplements hair & nail health. They also have the power to help digestion, counteract urinary acids, freshen breath, and kill bacteria.
How to grow cucumbers in a barrel:
1. Fill the bottom of a barrel with organic waste: leaves, grass, straw, carrots, peels of bananas and other fruits and vegetables, branches or weeds.
2. In May, fill the barrel with soil, about 10-15 cm deep.
3. Insert cucumber seeds in soil at a distance of 12-15 cm from each other.
4. Cover the barrel with a sheet of nylon to conserve heat.
5. Water them with 5-7 liters of water once every 3-4 days.
6. In mid-June, when the weather is warm, remove the nylon. Watch your cucumbers continue to grow.