Want to save money and get better tasting food? Why not grow some of your meal yourself?
Then you can be sure of the origins of your food and know that it’s been handled safely and correctly.
If that sounds good; you need a kitchen garden.
Growing a kitchen garden isn’t as hard as you might think and this is what you need to know to get started:
12 Things That Everyone Should Understand Before They Grow A Kitchen Garden
You need to choose the right space for a kitchen garden. You want an open which receives a lot of sunlight but also a little place which has some shade because some herbs and vegetables can’t cope with bright sun.
You also need to find somewhere which drains properly and has good quality soil. Checking drainage is simple – wait for it to rain and then go and inspect the soil. If there are big puddles forming on the land, it’s not draining well enough to be used for a kitchen garden.
Ideally, you also want to avoid any kind of thick roots from nearby trees or substantial rocks in the soil (not because things won’t grow but because rocks make working the soil a real chore).
If you can’t find anywhere with decent drainage, don’t despair you can create raised plant beds that bring the plants above ground and the puddles that might drown them.
If you have no soil covered spaces available; you can start your garden in soil that you buy and patios, balconies, rooftops and windowsills have all made good homes for gardens. There are plenty of plants that grow well in pots.