Using produce from your own kitchen garden is a great way to make your cooking fresher, healthier and more fun. Whether you have a full allotment or just a little patch in your garden, growing your own fruit and vegetables is always achievable.
How to Start Your Kitchen Garden
Begin by choosing the best spot for the produce you want to grow. Do they need shade or do they need sun? When choosing your spot it’s important to focus on practicality rather than aesthetic. You want your plants to flourish in order to create the best crop. Make sure you’re planting them in a spot that allows them to do this.
Create Raised Beds
If your soil quality is poor it may be worth investing in raised beds for your garden. These allow better drainage and are a great barrier for pests too. There’s nothing worse than having your precious crops eaten by slugs and insects and raised beds are a way of keeping them away without using insecticide.
Bring the Outside Inside
Not everyone has the luxury of an outdoor space, or maybe no space is left in the garden. This is where the indoor kitchen garden comes in. There are a variety of ways that you can use your kitchen to bring the outside in. This can be especially great for growing plants that thrive in higher temperatures. Make the most of your space, both inside and out, to create your own little gardener’s paradise.
Practically is Key
When building a kitchen garden inside practically is key. Your kitchen still needs to function so whatever garden elements you add make sure they don’t get in the way. For this reason, we recommend vertical and ceiling planters. These offer a way of having produce growing in the kitchen whilst maximises space.
What Plants Suit a Vertical Kitchen Garden
When choosing what to plant in your new vertical garden, why not choose a selection of herbs that you use most when cooking. With a herb garden, you can quickly cut, wash and use fresh herbs making your dishes fresher and tastier. Good starter plants would be mint, basil and coriander. Not only are these some of the most commonly used herbs, but they are easy to grow and the plants can be brought cheaply. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not try to grow the herbs you struggle to find in the supermarket? There are so many different varieties to choose from and experiment with to elevate your cooking.
Whether you plan on making your kitchen garden inside or out, our staff will be more than happy to help. Call in and grab your supplies to start your own kitchen garden.
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