There’s something incredibly satisfying about growing your own food and you’ll soon learn to love the convenience of being able to pop outside whenever you want something for your table, not to mention the fact that growing your own can be healthier, tastier and even help you cut down on your food bills.
But you need to make sure you plan and landscape your outdoor spaces appropriately to ensure that your kitchen garden is successful and your herbs, fruit and vegetables flourish, ripe for the picking.
First of all, you need to sit down and think about what you want to grow, as this will help you decide how to design your garden. It makes sense to grow what you like to eat, so compile a list and take it from there.
You’ll also need to know what kind of soil you have as some crops will do well in clay, while others will do better in a light soil, for example. It might be that you need to bring in some raised beds to help you grow what you want, so it’s important to do your research and know what you’re working with.
In terms of the plot itself, you need to decide on the size you want – and it’s important to ensure that it’s manageable for you and the amount of time you have to devote to gardening. The best place for a kitchen garden is somewhere that gets a lot of morning sun and between six and eight hours of direct sunlight each day.
What is important to remember, however, is that every garden plot is different and there are no hard and fast rules to creating a garden of this kind, so you can design it however you want, working with the space you have.
For help with landscaping in Chester, get in touch with LW Landscapes today.