When it comes to using vegetables and herbs in cooking, the fresher they are the tastier and healthier the food. Which is why having your own kitchen garden is a good and convenient option. There’s something tasty, healthy, and also therapeutic, about having a kitchen garden.
Apart from the advantage of cutting your food bills, there is nothing tastier or healthier than using the freshest ingredients for the kitchen table, straight from your own garden.
We will look at 4 of the best and most exciting kitchen garden ideas.
As the name suggests, this garden can be grown in the ground near home. Not only is it effective, it’s economical too. An open, sunny spot is preferable, ideally one that enjoys the morning sun, and around six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily. All you’ll really need to get started are a hand tiller, some seeds, and compost. Get these and get to work on growing your kitchen garden plants.
Raised-bed gardening is a form of gardening in which the soil is formed in three-to-four-foot-wide beds, which can be of any length or shape. The soil is raised above the surrounding soil (approximately six inches to waist-high), is sometimes enclosed by a frame generally made of wood, rock, or concrete blocks. If you have a larger space for your garden and are willing to experiment with it a bit, this one’s perfect for you. If your soil isn’t very fertile this is a great alternative to planting directly in-ground. Experienced gardeners use raised beds to sidestep a long list of gardening challenges.
The Container Garden
Container gardening or pot gardening is the practice of growing plants, including edible plants, exclusively in containers instead of planting them in the ground. A container in gardening is a small, enclosed and usually portable object used for displaying live flowers or plants. It may take the form of a pot, box, tub or basket. If you’re doing this for the first time, this garden is your best bet. It’s also ideal if space is a constraint. With container gardens, the only real restriction is that the roots of the plants don’t have much space to grow; pick a container that’s deep and wide or plants with shallow roots.
A vertical garden is a garden that grows upward (vertically) using a trellis or other support system, rather than on the ground (horizontally). Anything grown on a trellis or even a fence is technically part of a vertical garden. Vertical gardens are an alternative for gardeners who don’t have a lot of horizontal space, want to cover an unattractive wall, or just want something different. Vertical gardens are a great way to utilize space on your wall. Plant the herbs or veggies that are thirstier than the others closer to the bottom; this way water from the others will trickle down to them.