How To Easily Start A Beautiful Kitchen Garden

Written by Naomi Meza


Posted on September 01 2022

You do not need a huge yard when it comes to city gardening.

Just some space on your porch, patio, or even balcony and you can easily start your own kitchen garden.


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What is a Kitchen Garden?

Herbs in white pots on a kitchen counter next to sink faucet

A kitchen garden is a small potager garden that you can plant right in your backyard.

It's also known as a kitchen garden. A kitchen garden differs from other types of vegetable gardens because it doesn't require as much space and it is easier to maintain.

A kitchen garden is typically planted with smaller-sized vegetables like lettuce, spinach, peas, beans and tomatoes.


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How Does a Kitchen Garden Differ from a Regular Vegetable Garden?

Rosemary and other herb plants in small terracotta pots

A regular vegetable garden may consist of larger plants like cucumbers, zucchini squash and pumpkins which take up more space compared to a kitchen garden.

Your vegetable garden may contain rows of different vegetables and herbs.


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However, when you are looking to grow food for your family, it is best to keep things simple.

The fewer plants you have in each row (or square), the less maintenance they will require and less chance there is that they will get eaten by deer or rabbits!


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If you want to grow more than one kind of vegetable at once, then try planting like plants together so they help each other grow faster.

For example:

  • Plant tomatoes with basil
  • Plant peppers with cucumbers
  • Plant corn with beans


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What to Plant in a Kitchen Garden

Large orange carrots sprouting in soil in kitchen garden

In a kitchen garden, you can grow almost anything!

For example, if growing tomatoes, there are many tomato companion plants that can be planted in your kitchen garden.


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You can plant leafy greens like spinach, or root vegetables like carrots and potatoes.

You can even grow herbs like basil and mint—just make sure they have enough sunlight!

If you don't have enough space for an entire herb garden outside your house, this is a great place for them.


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They are also easy to care for and will help your kitchen smell amazing!

Your local nursery should be able to help you find plants that will thrive in your area.

How to Maintain a Kitchen Garden

Green lettuce plants in raised garden bed next to green shovel in soil

Maintaining your kitchen garden is easy too.

You just need to check on it every day and remove any weeds.

Your plants will need water every day, check on them every morning before work and give them each about 0.3 liters of water per square foot.

It's important to water the soil of the plant only, to prevent powdery mildew (common among tomatoes) or fungus from growing on the leaves of your plants.


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How to Prep Soil for a Kitchen Garden

 Person in white t shirt spilling soil from hands

In order to get the most out of your kitchen garden, you will need to prepare the soil first.

1. Dig up all the weeds before you put in your new plants.

2. You will want to remove any dead roots or debris from the soil as well, so that everything is nice and clean.

3. To make sure your soil is loose enough for planting, try digging down about two feet and turning over the dirt with a shovel or pitchfork.You can also use a hoe or other tool to do this.

4. Then add compost or manure or fertilizer.

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