Kitchen Garden | Cath Wilkinson

JPJ Landscapes are proud to report that we were privileged to convert a fire pit into a kitchen garden last year for Cath Wilkinson in Cotswold downs Estates, Hillcrest.
Thank you so much Cath for giving us this opportunity! We just loved every minute of the project and think it is looking really amazing.

What is in a Kitchen Garden?

What is a Kitchen garden indeed. It is not a garden in your kitchen – unless you have the most amazing architect! No …. a kitchen garden …as defined by the good wikipaedia is …..

The kitchen garden may serve as the central feature of an ornamental, all-season landscape, or it may be little more than a humble vegetable plot. It is a source of herbs, vegetables and fruits, but it is often also a structured garden space with a design based on repetitive geometric patterns.

The kitchen garden has year-round visual appeal and can incorporate permanent perennials or woody shrub plantings around (or among) the annuals.

Read More on WIKI here

 

So What is in a Kitchen Garden then?

It is a place to grow and nurture herbs and vegetables for common household use. Historically a small plot of land near to the house was used for growing seasonal crops. 

10 Musts for your Kitchen Garden

On the side salad …

  • Cherry tamatoes – they are so easy to grow and provide a rich source of potassium as well as giving you a wonderful tasty salad
  • Lettuce
  • Baby Spinach
  • Red Peppers 

…. and walla you have your very own salad just waiting to be picked – prepped and served! It could not be fresher.

To fill you up a little

  • Beans & vine beans are both easy to grow and wonderful to compliment your cooking.
  • Sweet potatoes (and you dont even need seeds you can grow them from … another sweet potato!)
  • Butternut – this is a lovely runner which is easy to grow and makes such a variety of dishes.

… oh do we have to stop here. There are so many more and once you have tasted your own produce you will never look back. A fresher bite you won’t get!

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