Having a potager or kitchen garden is an ultimate experience as you can have herbs, fruits & vegetables growing right beside your kitchen. If you are planning for a kitchen garden at your home to make your modular kitchen more stylish then here is a quick guide for you.
Watch for space: First, check how much you space you have at hand or how much is required for your purpose. Also, check direction for air, sunlight, water supply & drainage. Small plants and herbs need proper light and drainage for growth.
Choosing plants: With indoor kitchen garden, you can grow herbs like oregano, coriander, basil, mint, parsley, thyme, chives, rosemary etc. These plants require less effort, are small, enhance the beauty of kitchen with greenery, aroma and appeal and most importantly contribute significantly to your kitchen supplies. If you are big on space then you can also consider eggplants, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.
Gardening Ideas– There are a number of ways you can start your mini garden. You can hang jars with metal wires and then add gardening soil and water to it or can place them in a row on the floor or shelf. You can also make a wooden frame with different columns and grow your plants there.
You can use items like clay pots, wooden boxes, jars, plastic bags, baskets, mugs barrels etc as your pots for a cost-effective and environment-friendly approach.
Maintenance: Apart from proper air and light, you need to enrich the soil for healthy growth of the plants. You can add manure, leftover tea, coffee grounds, wooden ashes etc. in the soil for enrichment. Ensure, that you have places herbs away from heating objects as they grow well in neutral and cooler environs rather than hotter ones.