Frequently asked questions

Which fruits and vegetables can I grow in the UAE?


Actually, you can almost grow everything, see ideas below:

Eggplant, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Lettuce/Salad, Beans, Carrots,

Cabbage squash, Cauliflower, Chili, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Figs, Guavas, Borage, Chard, Spinach, Arugula, Garlic, Onions, Bananas, Mango, Neem, Avocado, Potatoes, …

And all aromatic herbs as Mint, Rosemary, Basil, Coriander, Oregano, Parsley, Chive, …




As a beginner in gardening in the UAE , what can I grow easily?


As beginner we would suggest you starting with easy veggies to grow in the UAE as Tomatoes, Zucchini, Eggplants, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots…and of course all the aromatic herbs you wish to have available all the time in your garden or balcony such as Basil, Chives, Coriander, Mint, Lemon Mint, Parsley, Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano, …




Can I grow on my Balcony/terrace?


Yes! You can use the vertical planting method using our standing pallet (perfect for growing herbs) or use the Fence Box to divide your terrace without losing space. You can also start with a Raised Bed which comes as a rectangular pallets box 90cm * 60 cm. This raised bed can be moved if needed as it has a closed solid bottom and can have optional wheels.




When do you recommend starting my vegetables garden in the UAE?


Overall the gardening season is approximately from end August to mid April.

Here are some ideas…

August/September:

Eggplants

Zucchini

Hot Pepper

October/November:

Radish

Eggplants

Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

Carrots

Hot Pepper

Potatoes

Zucchini

Broccoli

Strawberries…

January/February:

Cucumber

Cherry Tomatoes

Melons

Zucchini




Should I start from seed or plant?


This is really up to you…your taste, your patience, your wishes…

Tomatoes are very easy to start from seeds, but we would recommend you planting the seed in August, inside and then replant outside mid-October…

Starting from organic seed without adding any pesticide will ensure you 100% of organic veggies…

If you missed the August slot for starting from seeds, we can supply you with good quality tomato plants.




What is important to succeed growing veggies, Herbs and fruits in Dubai?


The right soil is essential!

Green Corner by Rachel is providing a homemade mixed soil made for you to grow your fruits, veggies and herbs as good as possible…Do not hesitate to contact us if you only need soil, it is our pleasure to serve you!

Then you need to find a suitable place balancing sun and shade depending of the weather….As an example, your Raised Bed can be placed 80% of the day in the sun in January but definitely not in October…




Can I start gardening with my kids?


Yes!!!

We think that it’s essential for kids to understand how great gardening is and where the vegetables actually come from!

Responsibility, veggies lovers, patience, healthy habits….

See the kids-section on our website




Which veggies can I grow with my kids?


Our proposal what to grow with kids depends on the child’s age…but basically you need to attract the child with something already existing like a cherry tomatoes plant or something which shows results fairly quickly…

Some seeds like Radish…. Quick result from seed to harvest …

We likewise suggest to plant the Zucchini from seed as this plant is just a pleasure to watch growing….quick and wonderful flowers to admire or even to cook!




Which container do you recommend for beginners?


Always depending on the space and the orientation you have in your home, your garden, your terrace, we definitely recommend the Raised Bed with the solid bottom…. it’s just the right size to try, start and enjoy without taking too much effort and space. Once you are convinced, you will be able to handle a second one…..




Which container do you recommend for kids?


We would recommend any planters on the floor as the Raised Bed, the Green Square or the Kids Table . Standing Pallet and Fence Box are less ideal for children.




What is the difference between the Raised Bed and the Green Square?


The first difference is the size: Raised Bed 90 cm * 60 cm against 1.20m * 1.20 m for the Green Square.

The second difference is that the Raised bed has a solid wooden bottom whilst the Green Square only has a GeoTextile as a bottom, i.e. you place it once and it then can only be moved if you take out all plants and the entire soil.

If you need more flexibility Raised Bed can be easily moved with without the need of removing the plants or the soil, optional you can order wheels.




May I use the wooden containers for my kids as a Sand Box?


Yes!




May I use the wooden containers for planting flowers?


Yes!




What are the delivery costs?


The delivery is for free anywhere in Dubai from 299 AED spent. If your order is below 299 AED, please contact us directly and we will coordinate individually.




When will I be delivered?


Within 1 week from the order.




What are the payment options?


The payment should be executed by cash on delivery.




How can I get answers to questions which have not been covered in this FAQs?


You can always send us an email to rachel@greencornerbyrachel.com or simply text / call me on +971 50 568 1969.





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