Urban farming: how to plant tigernuts at home

In recent years urban farming has become more and more know. Everyone knows someone who has designed its own green space at home: on the terrace or a balcony that before that was barely used. Any space is suitable for creating our own garden; we just need some basic knowledge and will to start this adventure. We will learn the rest over time, while we enjoy the experience.

Benefits of urban farming

Growing at home has many advantages that have made it so popular:

  • For those who live in the city and we have to take a car to drive out to the nature.
  • For the parents that want to educate their children in a healthy environment and make them part of the green movement.
  • For those who like to eat healthy; there’s nothing healthier than some tigernuts freshly picked from your own garden.
  • For the people stressed by the city environment that find a small green and peacefull space.
  • For those who want to recover the taste of vegetables and vegetables without additives.

Planting tigernuts at home

Most present food in urban gardens are tomatoes, lettuce and onions for daily use, and strawberry or radish because they are beautiful plants. But the types of vegetables planted rely heavily on the geographical areas where they are grown.

The latest craze in Valencia and surrondings is to plant tigernuts at home. If you have a garden at home and are curious to see how this tuber germinates, you only have to follow these recommendations:

  • Grab a medium sized planter. Land or compound must be very loose. Tigernuts grow best in very sandy and loose soils. And if you take use soil from a previous crop it’s even better. The more loose the soil is, the easier it’s to crop them.
  • Rehydrate groundnuts and germinate them for around 24 hours before planting them 5 centimeters deep and with a separation of 10-15 centimetres. The month for planting tigernuts is April, but you can also plant them a bit earlier or later.
  • Water them much, they should never lack water and fertilizer.

If you follow these tips, you'll see how they grow and form a green grass-like mantle. The jewel we are all looking for is underneath those green stripes.

  • After the summer the part of the plant which is visible and was very green like grass, dries and that’s the signal that the tigernuts are ready to harvest.
  • If you have planted in sandy soil, it will be very easy to extract the tigernuts. If you have planted in soil which was not very sandy and loose it will cost a bit more to get them out. The advantage of planting in a planter or even a plastic bottle is that the soil can easily be screened to find all tubers.

Feel like planting tigernuts at home?

If you have any questions, please leave us a comment.

 

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14 Responses

  1. Donna Haney
    I'm interested in planting a few tiger nuts at home to see what they are like & how will they will grow in Virginia, USA Thank you
    • Tigernuts Traders SL
      You can plant Tiger Nuts in Virginia without any problems, indeed they are already planted in some areas of the Eastern Coast known as chufas.Just follow the instructions given at the blog entry and you will have your Tiger Nuts plants in some weeks. Plant them during June.
  2. David Livingston
    Hi I live near Angers, France Could I grow tiger nuts here ? Do you have any suppliers of nuts near me or any other tigernut products ?David
    • Tigernuts Traders SL
      Normally you shouldn't have problems planting Tiger Nuts in Angers region.We recommend you looking for an Organic Tiger Nuts distributor in France (you will find them easily in internet) as this kind of seed is better to plant, with a germination around 95%.
  3. Amit Patel
    I am in Vadodara, India, would my soil able to grow these tigernuts. I also would like to grow this tigernuts in my home, and promote in my region with their benefit, uses. waiting for your replay. Thanks, Best Regards, Amit
    • Tigernuts Traders SL
      I guess it would be a good place to plant Tiger Nuts, but unfortunately we will need more details than we are able to get through the internet to give you a more accurate answer.
  4. thomas mfodwo
    I want to grow chufa nuts in the Philippines. South Asia. Any advice?
    • Tigernuts Traders SL
      We don't have much experience in planting in tropical areas such as Philippines. Unfortunately we cannot give you any advice about planting there.
  5. Arul Prakash
    I am an Indian from Tamil Nadu, I want to know the suitable month of the year to plant tiger nuts in my area.Thank you.
    • Tigernuts Traders SL
      Taking as a reference the latitude where you are located we consider Tiger Nuts can be grown at any time of the year.
  6. Henry
    Can I plant tigernuts in southern part of Nigeria? (Cross River State)
    • Tigernuts Traders SL
      I understand you are able to plant Tigernuts in your region without any problems. You should be aware of the moisture, but in our opinion you shouldn't have problems in planting there.
  7. Olugbemi Peter
    What should be the specification in terms of the bottles or containers used for planting tiger nut at home? How can the nut size be improved in term of size and colour as some are creamy while some are dark brown?
    • Tigernuts Traders SL
      You can use average bottles, like 1 Lt. water bottles to plant them at home. Normally the bigger the better to permit the plant expand their roots freely, which will mean you'll have better fruits.I'm unable to give you an answer about your second question.

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