Recent years have seen a significant increase in exclusive restaurants with select kitchen gardens from which they source their vegetables and herbs. These gardens are found in many surprising places, rooftops and balconies are some of the more popular. In decades past it was assumed that a sizable plot of land was needed to plant a garden, but it’s been shown that container and raised bed gardens can produce a surprising amount of food in a small amount of well-planned space. Now you can have your own exclusive kitchen garden to supply your culinary desires.
The Perks of a Private Garden
It has long been known that fresh vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. In the Great War and World War II, Victory Gardens were a popular way to show support for the troops and bolster food production in the United States. The Victory Gardens of yesteryear were much the same as today’s kitchen gardens with many of the same benefits.
- Organic vegetables without the chemical herbicides and pesticides used in commercial operations.
- Regular time outdoors in the fresh air relieves stress and there’s nothing like using fresh herbs and vegetables in your cooking.
- Gardening is a great activity to do with children to teach them where their food originates and to encourage eating a variety of foods.
- Planting foods you eat on a regular basis can result in significant financial savings throughout the year.
- When combined with composting, your net household waste and carbon footprint may be reduced.
Starting Your DIY Eden
Creating a raised bed garden is a great way to designate garden space while also making it easy to care for.
- Landscape timbers can be stacked and arranged to make boxes that not only describe the area to be planted, but also provide a seat for weeding and harvesting.
- Paving stones placed between the raised beds create an easy to maintain pathway through your garden area.
- Some plants that need space to spread out, like cucumbers and peas, may be grown next to a trellis and trained to grow up, instead of out. A trellis can also make harvesting those vegetables easier when they ripen.
Now is the time to get started on your own kitchen garden and the specialists at Green Landscape Supply can help you in your selection of materials, from the timbers and flagstones to the soil and mulch that will best meet your needs. Contact Green Landscape Supply to get started on your kitchen garden today.
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