Want a kitchen garden? You can have one with some investment of time–and some great advice.
A lot of people dream about growing their own vegetables right in their own backyard. The more space you have, the easier it will be for you to grow the kind of food you have in mind, though, but it can still happen even if you just have a bit of space.
If you’re a beginner gardener, you might want a bit of help along the way to make sure that you’re not wasting any precious time. Here is a handful of tips to get started on your very own kitchen garden this spring so that you have more than enough food to eat by the time fall is back.
Must-have for a kitchen garden–tomatoes
This plump and juicy vegetable is perfect to grow on a balcony in an upside-down hanging basket or even in the window sill as they tend to climb whatever they can find. It’s a great plant to grow in case you don’t have that much space, in other words. That’s why you should try to grow it in a cage to avoid having them grow outwards rather than upwards – or at least give your tomato plants a few sticks for support.
Cherry tomatoes grow extremely fast and you certainly won’t be disappointed by their yield if you make sure that they’re happy and healthy.
When you have a basket full of tasty tomatoes, you can simply slice them up and toss them in a salad, roast them in the oven together with some other veggies – or just make them into a rich tomato sauce you can use for basically anything.
They’re heavy eaters and love soil rich with food, though, so have a look at your local gardening retailer for some great environmentally friendly options.
Leafy is easy
Another easy option to start your kitchen garden with is some great leafy greens. Start by building yourself the perfect salad for lunch by letting a few of these standard greens like lettuce, spinach, and kale in your new vegetable garden.
They are quick and easy to harvest and grows up in no time so that you can reap the benefits as soon as possible. When you need a few leaves for your sandwich, just snatch of a few – but remember to rinse them well first.
If you don’t have a particularly big garden, these leafy friends will be your perfect way to start off; plant them in containers if you like, and make even better use of your kitchen garden space.
Spring onions, peppers, and radishes are perfect additions to your salads and should have a partly sunny spot in your kitchen garden. They’re relatively easy to grow, don’t need full-on sun all day long and will look lovely in a net – plus, you don’t have to water them as often as the plants that require full sun.
Wrap-up: Try a kitchen garden, we promise you will love it!
Planting a kitchen garden takes a little practice. Like any new skill, it gets easier with practice. Start with these suggestions of easy growing vegetables–you’ll be on your way.