Interest in gardening and growing your own has surged in popularity over the last few years, with more and more of us discovering the delights of the natural world in deeper and more meaningful ways.
Growing fruit and vegetables at home can be particularly rewarding and there’s nothing quite like sitting down to a plate full of produce that you’ve sown, tended to and harvested yourself.
The great news is that, even if you don’t have a huge amount of space to play around with, you can still set yourself up with a flourishing kitchen garden that keeps you well fed season by season. You can grow all sorts of produce in containers, perfect for the patio or decking.
To help you get started with your kitchen garden, here are some of the top tips from the LW Landscaping team.
Location is everything
You need to make sure that your garden is in the best place for your plants, so that they receive enough sunlight each day and so that they’re accessible. You’ll need to be able to access them easily enough for harvesting, as well as weeding and watering.
Veggies need as much light as possible to grow and thrive, so if you don’t have a suitable spot consider growing shade-tolerant crops like rhubarb, raspberries and cherries.
Know your soil
Identifying your soil type will inform other decisions, such as the best plants to grow and what to grow them in. For example, it can be tricky to grow in heavy clay soils. as they’re hard to manage, so you might find it better to use raised beds.
Grow what you love
It’s all about growing what you love to eat, so that you always have a well stocked plate in front of you. You’re sure to be tempted to grow anything and everything, especially when you start seeing some success, but don’t spread yourself too thinly or you may find your crops start to suffer.
For help and advice relating to the decking of your Wirral home, get in touch with LW Landscapes today.