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10 Tips for Planning Your Kitchen Garden

When you're just starting a garden, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some helpful tips that can save you time, money, and hassle when planning your own kitchen garden.

A kitchen garden is a great way to start small and grow your own food. It can be as simple or grandiose as you want it to be, and the produce from your garden will taste so much better than anything in a store! Gardening is an art form that can be as diverse and creative as the person who creates it.

How many times have you been halfway through making dinner only to find that last ingredient? Or opened your vegetable crisper and discovered that the lettuce you intended on using was no longer usable? With a smaller amount of space than imaginable, fresh produce is at your fingertips.

10 Tips for Planning Your Kitchen Garden

Plant selection is the first consideration in planning a garden, and one of the most important rules to follow when selecting plants for your home garden is growing what you like. If no one eats radishes even after they've been grown on your property, it can be frustrating to watch them go unused.

You might be surprised to find that there are vegetables, herbs, or fruits you eat everyday that can also grow in your own backyard!

There are many vegetables that can be grown in your backyard or on a balcony in a container garden. Beans, carrots, and potatoes need the most space for planting while spinach only needs about four inches between plants to grow well. However you choose to garden there is something available for everyone!

Not all of these veggies need a lot of care to grow, some like lettuce for example will self-seed if they're planted near each other! This means you'll have an easy time growing them every year without having to buy seeds or plant more often than necessary.

The next consideration is the location of your garden. While most plants will do better with long, sunny days, many can perform just as well with as little as eight hours of light per day. An open south-facing garden can receive up to 16 hours a day because it's in full sunlight all throughout the year but on an eastern or western exposure you may not have much sun at all depending on where you live and how close that place is to daylight savings time; some people even get two seasons worth!

In your quest for the perfect garden, do not forget to consider how much space you have and what it is capable of holding. Is there an empty patch in between two trees? It may be just right for a small herb or vegetable plot!

Of course, plants are nothing without soil but people often have difficulty seeing their available soil. There are no rules saying that all of your gardening needs must stay inside squares so checking out patches around homes can lead down paths towards sustainable living.

That one-foot wide strip of grass that is such a pain to mow along the side of your driveway can be converted into an aromatic herb garden or row of potatoes! This will provide you with fresh herbs and produce without having to worry about maintaining it. The flower border at your front door could include shrubby okra, which bears gorgeous flowers similar in appearance to hibiscus blooms, pretty flowering climbers like beans or peas, as well as those bright cheerful colors from Swiss chard called Bright Lights.

A great way to decorate your garden is with edible ground cover. Everbearing strawberries are a particularly attractive option, and they can be grown in between vegetables or flowers without taking up any space. There are many other