At this time of year, you might be thinking about creating a new kitchen garden. You might be thinking about improving the layout of the garden you already have. There are, of course, plenty of different ideas to consider. In this article:
I talk about some of the different layout options that you might like to consider. Whether you have a large garden or a tiny space, you should be able to find some inspiration by examining some common layout ideas that I explore in more depth in this piece.
There is no need to stick to tradition when creating a kitchen garden. As long as you understand the needs of different plants, and the conditions to be found in your garden, you should feel free to experiment a little.
It is important to remember, however, that aesthetic concerns should be secondary. A garden can be productive and also beautiful, of course. But keep practicality in mind. Think about access and pathways, zoning and sectors. Consider competition, beneficial plant combinations, and maintaining fertility over time…
Remember, the purpose of a kitchen garden is primarily to grow food and obtain other yields. And to do so you need to be able to tend the garden effectively and easily over time. But you can definitely think outside the box and have a little fun along the way.
If you would like some help to determine a layout and planting scheme for your vegetable garden, please get in touch so I can work with you to create a design.