Kitchen gardens are a great way to grow your own ingredients, whether it’s vegetables or fruits there is nothing better than eating your own freshly grown produce. It’s not only tastier most of the time but also healthier, it could even save you money if your garden truly begins to thrive. Fruit and vegetable seeds are beginning to outsell flower seeds, there are multiple ways to promote the growth of seeds into plants. Keep reading to find out what kitchen garden layout would be best for you and your garden.

What Is A Garden Kitchen

Kitchen gardens are commonly known as places in your outdoor space that are dedicated to growing plants, fruits, vegetables and herbs that can be harvested for cooking and instant use. They come in all shapes and sizes, whether you have a small or large garden allowing the majority of homeowners to set up their own growing space with relative ease.

What Layout Would Benefit Me The Most 

As briefly mentioned above, kitchen gardens can come in all shapes and sizes. Every garden/plot is different, working out the best layout and design for your garden will allow you to maximise the growing capabilities and space that you have for your seeds. Most kitchen gardens consist of several seeds/plants being grown simultaneously, dividing your space into quadrants will provide the roots with enough space to flourish. 

An area around 2m x 3m is perfect for beginners looking to create their own garden kitchen. Make sure to keep sunlight in mind when allocating a spot in your garden. Raised beds are a desirable design for growing as they improve soil drainage which can allow soil temperatures to increase faster due to the absence of excess water. Find out more about raised beds here (add link on the 30th). 

When You Need To Prepare For

Early spring is the most ideal time for growing seeds. Even if it’s autumn or winter this gives you more than enough time to start preparing and planning for your kitchen garden. Soil is one of the most important factors that is often overlooked when homeowners begin their growing season. Soil is usually based on a spectrum, on one end you have clay based soil and the other end its sand based. Loose, crumbly loam soil is ideal for growing vegetables and other similar produce as it retains water, moisture and nutrients but can still drain freely. 

You will then have to decide on what you want to grow, if you are a beginner gardener keep it simple at first. Radishes, carrots, cucumbers and kale to name a few are very easy to grow. Most vegetable seeds will have idealistic instructions and care guides on their packaging, if not a quick Google will certainly answer your questions. 

Creating your own kitchen garden is a great way to save money on produce and ingredients, it always tastes better when you know you grew it. 

BZ Gardens – Expert Garden Services 

If you are currently looking for support or advice with your kitchen garden take a look at our Garden Services page. If you would like to speak to our expert team, submit a contact form here, alternatively give us a call on 01483 299 797. We’d be happy to help you.