For Leno Council we have designed an eco-sustainable Greenhouse and a vegetable garden where to grow edible flowers and herbs. We named our Greenhouse "Badia" because it is located in a green area behind Villa Badia in Leno (Brescia).
Our Greenhouse is in steel and PE (solid plastic material). We used steel because it is strong and corrosion resistant. We used PE because it is lighter and cheaper than glass and it has the same graduation of reflection.
In our Greenhouse we grow carrots, beans, peas, cauliflowers, tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkins and zucchini.
We grow herbs likes rosemary, sage, mint and basil and edible flowers like dandelions, sunflowers, and dog roses.
|CARROTS, prefer light acid soil and the harvest must be done before the complete bloom of the root.|
|BEANS have a fast bloom, due to his exotic origin the bean requires a lot of heat. The minimum temperature is 13 °C – 14 °C. it needs a lot of water.|
|PEAS, prefer soil with 7 pH and the minimum temperature of growing is 4 °C.|
|CAULIFLOWERS, is an edible flower.|
|TOMATOES need temperatures from 24°C to 26°C.|
|PUMPKINS prefer soft and acid soils.|
|POTATOES freeze at -2°C and they need a lot of water.|
|ZUCCHINI need sunny places and well manured soil.|
Our Herb garden
|ROSEMARY is an aromatic and decorative herb, it can be used also for medicinal purposes|
|SAGE is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, it has a woody stems, grayish leaves and blue flowers; it can be used for cooking or for medicinal purposes.|
|MINT is a perennial herb, it is very tasty.|
|BASIL mostly known for its culinary use.|