GROW SEASON IN UAE
Here’s a list of equipment you need to get started:
- Garden gloves
- Shovel or spade
- Hand pruner or shears
- Good quality potting soil or grow media
- A container such as pots, planters or grow beds
- Seeds or young saplings
- Water sprayer
Things to remember when growing vegetables in Dubai
1. Choose plant according to climate/weather
Zamioculcas, Snake plant, Peace Lily, Kentia palm, and Succulents are all grown in partial shade. South-facing balconies remain sunny throughout the day so The Arabian Jasmine, Peacock Flower, Nerium Oleander would be the best choice for your balcony. All the flowers and fruit plants will grow well in sunlight.
Use good soil and nutrition! You can buy potting soil or create a custom mix by combining sand, coco peat, perlite, compost, manure, or fertilisers. To revitalise “old” soil use manure, compost, or fertilisers to add nutrients back to the soil and add coco peat and perlite to improve its texture. If you’re growing in pots, add an organic liquid fertiliser biweekly. Seaweed extract is an excellent organic liquid fertiliser, it contains a wide range of macronutrients and organic compounds. Seaweed fertilisers can be sprayed or watered into the soil; make sure your plants are well-watered before adding fertiliser.
3. Use water wisely
Where can you grow vegetables?
You can use growhub’s microfarms to start growing right away; they are available in different forms and sizes to match your requirements. These microfarms can be placed anywhere (balconies or gardens) to liven up the space. We can also help you build custom residential farms; please feel free to reach out to us.