Circular Crops Can Grow in PVC Construction Waste

Vegetables in urban farming are both sustainable, healthy and can, depending on creativity, be included as natural ingredients in diets of high culinary quality.

Urban agriculture is very advantageous from an economic perspective. If you’re in possession of a tomato, a chili pepper or a cucumber, you have the opportunity to kick-start a cycle from crop to seed back to crop, thereby not only recycling PVC construction waste but also the cultivated crops that are part of a circular circuit in urban agriculture.

The potato is one of the few plants that we humans can survive on, should we be unable to obtain other foods. And the potato is, unlike many other plants, extremely easy to cultivate. Potatoes can grow in any container that is at least 30 centimetre’s wide and deep and is equipped with a good drain. A blunt, reused PVC pipe is ideal for potato cultivation. Potatoes have to germinate, which can be achieved in egg trays. When the sprouts have become a few centimetre’s long, they are put in the PVC tube, which must contain an approximate 20 centimetre layer of soil. The germinated potatoes should furthermore be covered with a 10 to 20 centimetre layer of soil, whereupon nature will run its course: When the plants are in bloom, the potatoes are ready to be dug up. Potatoes can be prepared in a wide variety of ways and are extremely long-lasting, if only they are stored in breathable bags in a dark, dry and cool environment.