Advantages and disadvantages of home gardens

Home gardens have special advantages, because all maintenance works can be carried out at the most favorable times. This is because constant supervision of the inspectorate does not cause any problems; vegetables and fruits can be harvested at any time, whenever they are needed in the kitchen. On the other hand, on employee plots located far from the place of residence, often on the outskirts of the city or outside the city, which are only commuted once a week, it is not recommended to set up an inspection section and a foil tunnel. Under such conditions, it is also difficult to meet certain harvesting requirements, e.g.. cucumbers and strawberries should be harvested during the season 1 …2 days. The possibilities of storing fresh vegetables during the winter are also much smaller, because a small basement under the gazebo cannot contain supplies for the needs of the whole family.
However, horticulture can endanger humans, when it is exposed to the influence of environmental pollution. This applies to home and allotment gardens, located near large industrial plants, landfills, sewage treatment plants, large breeding farms and communication routes. Outside legally established protection zones, from 50 do 1000 m, the concentration of substances emitted by these objects is lower, but even there they can be harmful.
Some urban agglomerations show such high air pollution, soil and plants, that they fully qualify as protection zones.
Communication routes are the most common source of pollution. Lead compounds in the exhaust gas strongly contaminate the several meters wide stripes along the road; The crops growing there are unfit for human consumption, nor for animals. Roadside trees and shrubs inhibit the spread of pollution; nevertheless, a width protection zone is recommended 200 m. The desire to use every available piece of land for amateur horticulture can become dangerous to human health, if the so-called. wild plots of land in polluted areas. Areas within the range of contamination may be covered with high vegetation with sanitary and insulating functions. In no case can you grow vegetables and fruits there, moreover, longer stay of people in the protection zones is inadvisable. Knowledge of these issues is important when using existing gardens,at risk,and establishing new ones.