The traditional kitchen garden, often called a kail or potager, is basically a place separate from the remainder of your residential landscape, with its own dedicated space for growing ornamental plants. A kitchen garden can be designed to any particular shape and size. But it’s normally formed around a central vegetable plot, surrounded by perimeters for growing herbs, fruits, vegetables.
As a general rule, the most important aspect of kitchen gardening is planning. The size of your garden will depend on how many plants you can grow and how much ground they’ll cover. You need to plan where you want certain plants to be located, so you can plant them properly and so that their growth will be uniform. If you’re only growing a few plants here and there, then you may well be able to grow a small kitchen garden on a limited budget.
There are three key pieces of equipment when it comes to kitchen gardening. The first is obviously a garden fork. This is used to dig up your garden soil, as well as turn it over to keep it in its place. This is an essential piece of kitchen gardening equipment; if you don’t have one then you’d be crazy not to get one!
Next, there’s the hoe, which is used to chop and gather all the plants and grass clippings you can find around the garden. Then there’s the potter, who can create various different kinds of pots and saucers. All of these tools are essential to kitchen gardening, but it helps if you have other equipment such as a shredder, a pair of garden gloves (to help prevent damage) and a shovel. It doesn’t hurt to have an extra set of hands at the ready, just in case.
So what kind of plants should you grow? Well, first off you should think about the size of your garden. If you have a small garden, you should stick with plants that don’t grow too much, like flowers and herbs. Large plants such as trees take up a lot of room, so it wouldn’t make sense to plant them next to each other. If you’re looking to fill in a larger space then you should consider growing more than a handful of plants. By doing this you’ll have more options for the color of your garden, as you’ll be able to match it to existing plants.
Once you’ve decided on a size for your garden you’ll need to think about the types of pots you want to use. In general, you should only use clay pots because they won’t attract garden pests and because the soil will be less likely to wash away. Metal pots aren’t as effective because they tend to attract moisture which attracts garden pests. You can also use glass or ceramic pots, but I wouldn’t recommend them because they’re easier to clean.
When choosing plants, you should also consider which ones you’re most at risk of attracting to your garden, and that garden pests are common to certain types of plants. For example, if you have a lot of leafy greens you’re more likely to attract deer moths than some other types of plants. Similarly, if you have ever eaten garlic you’ll be very likely to attract garlic-loving pests. You should always make sure that the plants you use are not likely to attract unwanted garden pests and that they won’t attract unwanted garden pests.
Once you have established a good-sized garden you can spread seeds evenly throughout your garden. Make sure that you spread them out over a wide area so that if one type of plant happens to be more susceptible to a particular garden pest than another you’ll have an easier time removing it from the garden. One of the most common kitchen gardening problems is that of pests, and there’s a simple way to deal with this. Spread the seeds evenly through the soil, leaving some spaces in between each spread. Then you can use baits to get the pests out of those spaces.