Organic/traditional vegetable garden (huerta) existing in Tentudia in the fifties had such specific characteristics that made it a very particular organic agro ecosystem.
Today from spring to summer, we can fortunately still enjoy vegetable gardens while walking around Tentudia region.
Unlike extensive land exploitation, as Dehesa, vegetable garden (huerto/a) has always been based on intensive cultivation systems.
From fertile soil, water, and manure little oasis are created. With regard to water, it is hidden streams and river banks one of the main elements that determine the location of orchards and vegetable gardens in Tentudia region.
Rich soils with sediments are to be found close to rivers, apt to vegetable and fruit cultivation.
We can distinguish between huerto vs huerta. The latter has bigger dimension and produces enough to sell in village markets. They are nearly extinguished.
On the other hand, huerto, is a much smaller piece of land, and focused on family provisions and self consumption, still very popular around here.