The kitchen garden is like an updated version of the vegetable garden! It has its roots in the French potager, which aims to combine flowers and useful plants. Flowers take over the habitat in early summer, attract pollinators and can even help control pests.
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Choose a place in the kitchen garden in terms of light
The majority of useful plants need light to grow well. The kitchen garden should be set up in a bright, sheltered and warm place to grow. In a toasted place, the kitchen garden requires work from the irrigator, but in a dry place, thriving herbs such as lavender, thyme, sage, hill marjoram enjoy a day’s frying.
The owner of a shady yard does not have to skip cultivation. Suitable plants for shade include e.g. salads, parsley, chives, rhubarb and blackcurrant.
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Kitchen garden: outdoors or in a box?
Whichever way is close to your heart, think about practice. The aisles have good space to walk with wheelbarrows. The gravel and sand corridor can be plowed from weeds, weeds can be easily plucked from the roof corridor. The tiles create a sturdy and clean corridor.
In the box garden, use hard and durable Siberian larch or non-toxic accoya treated with vinegar. The lighter version is created with a board frame. Treat the wood with environmentally friendly products.
The cover retains moisture, reduces moisture evaporation and keeps weeds at bay. Use straw or shredded grass as a cover, which at the same time fertilizes. The cover can be converted into nutrients in the ground in the autumn.
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Flowers bring beauty
Herb flowers, squash, calendula, cress, old-fashioned shrub flowers and a citrus-like dwarf velvet flower, which is perfect as a border plant for kitchen garden planting areas, are suitable for cooking, baking and food decoration.
Floral beauty and harvest are served by a rose bean. Annual flowers can be sown between useful plants, even if they are not edible.
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The kitchen garden favors specialties!
Choose the plants you eat for cultivation. If space is tight, it can be nice to focus on growing specialty species and varieties. Purple carrot, yellow beet, blue bean and almost black tomato are tempting to try.
Pay attention to growth patterns, shapes and colors. Many old varieties are not suitable for large-scale cultivation, but in the home garden they produce perfect delicacies.
The story has been published in Maalla 5/2019.
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