Summary: if you have ever had a garden, there are different plants and flowers you would like to grow in it. The same is also true of your kitchen garden. Here are some must haves.
A kitchen garden is something most garden lovers would like to have. Your kitchen garden may be a small modest patch or earth or you could devote a large part of your backyard to the same. There are a host of different plants, vegetables and herbs you could grow there. They are all useful in your kitchen, hence earning the name ‘kitchen garden’. You could grow your own vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, leeks, cabbages, etc., or you could restrain yourself to herbs such as rosemary, lavender, thyme, etc. Regardless of the type of garden, you should check all the requirements before making a final decision.
A kitchen garden does not need to be an overly large area. The size should depend upon what you plan to grow there. It is important to plan carefully. Your garden could either be only for vegetables, fruits or herbs or a combination. There are many factors you need to take into consideration before coming to that decision. A kitchen garden depends upon various factors including the temperature of your area, the type of soil, the plants or vegetables you plan to grow, the type of fertilizer you intend to use etc. Careful planning will help you grow a successful and flourishing kitchen garden.
Must Haves in Your Kitchen Garden
There are many different things you can grow in your kitchen garden. When you decide to add items in your kitchen garden, it is best to select those which are used by you on a regular basis and not what you may have read in a book. You need to take care of all the plants you decide to grow; here are some of the basics.
Herbs: Herbs are an essential part of our meal. You can add herbs to all foods, from meat to fish, vegetables and also soups. There are also herbs which you can add to your desserts and cakes. Some important herbs include Basil, Thyme, Mint, Rosemary, Oregano, Lemon Balm, Chives etc.
Vegetables: Vegetables are a part of our daily diet and the prices of the basics will never really go down. You can grow vegetables using organic compost to keep your family clear of chemical fertilizers. Some important vegetables include: Cabbage, Tomatoes, Scallions, Nasturtium, Carrots, Sweet Peas, and Rhubarb etc.
Fruits: A kitchen garden can also include some fruits which are popular with your family such as apples, pears, peaches, blackberries etc.