Why a Kitchen Garden?
Choose A Perfect Location.
Make sure that enough sunlight can reach the garden area. Keep in mind that most plants need at least six hours of exposure to sunlight. Sufficient sunshine will help ensure that your plants grow and produce healthy veggies and fruits. Even if you live in a location where it doesn’t have enough sunlight, there are still plenty of vegetables that you can grow. Many leafy greens that are suitable for cold places include lettuces, cabbage, celery, and among others.
An ideal drainage system doesn’t allow water to stay on the soil for too long or drain easily. It’s best to have your garden row close to a water source.
Identifying the right type of soil for your garden is essential. Loan soil is the absolute soil type for gardening since it is easy to dig through and drains easily. Knowing the type of your soil helps you identify what type of vegetables fit well with your garden. Another important thing to know is that adding compost to your soil provides your plant’s much needed nutrients.
Plan the Size
A 16’ x 10’ garden is a great place to start. You can pick at least five of your favourite veggies and buy three plants of each one. This will provide a modest harvest for summer meals!
Choose what to plant and when to plant
Always remember that it is best to plant carrots in April. In summer time, cool-season varieties such as snap beans, corn, cucumbers, melons, peppers, tomatoes, and squash may do better in a partly shaded area in the garden. There are other greeneries suitable for your garden; just keep in mind some plants fair better others depending on the season.
What to Expect
Even a small kitchen garden needs your focused attention and planning. One of the challenges of starting and maintaining a kitchen garden is timing. Some of you may be planning to have a huge garden that will be able to grow everything you want; but remember: “It’s better to be have a small garden than to be frustrated by a big one!”