The Basics of Creating a Garden in Your Kitchen Garden

A garden is an organized space, generally outside, intended for the growth, display, and enjoyment of various types of flora and fauna. The single most distinguishing feature distinguishing the wildest wild garden from the most tranquil garden is structure. The garden typically will consist of both synthetic and natural materials.


In most cases, the majority of the garden will be either a flower garden, or a combination of flower beds and shrubs and vines. Flowers are the most common plants used in a flower garden. In a water garden, water is the source of nourishment and growth for all plants.

When considering the type of flowers to include in a flower garden, one should consider what part of the year the garden will be located. Planting a flower garden in the spring will require more sun than planting a garden in the fall. In addition, depending on the type of ornamental grasses that are used in the rock garden, some flowers will only bloom during certain times of the year. For example, tulips are best planted in the spring, but will not grow properly if planted in the summer. Therefore, one should consider the planting time and the climate conditions before planting a wildflower garden.

As one may imagine, with the vast variety of flowers and plants available, there will also be many types of herbs. Many people will use herbs to provide natural pest control in their gardens as well as for cooking. Culinary herbs include basil, mint, cilantro, parsley, oregano, marjoram, sage, thyme, rosemary, chives, dill, and many more. Some perennial herbs that may be included in the kitchen include chervil, lemon balm, parsley, sage, tarragon, garlic, and oregano.

Once a year, a plant group must be weeded out and removed from the garden. This is usually done by hand using a pair of shears. Weeds are the most likely thing to attract termites, which can destroy entire plants, so removing them is necessary. The removal of unwanted weeds should be done before the greenery begins to grow. After the greenery begins to grow, the weeds will be much more difficult to remove, therefore a weeding schedule should be established prior to the flowering of the plants.

A traditional kitchen garden has always contained a limited amount of ornamental plants. However, with the advent of modern ornamental plants, a GARDEN can include a variety of flowering shrubs, bushes, vines, trees, flowers, vegetables, fruits, and ornamental grasses. As a result, a traditional kitchen garden can now contain a great variety of edible and decorative vegetables, fruits, flowers, and decorative plants. With the addition of ornamental plants, vegetables, fruits, and decorative grasses, a GARDEN can become an attractive multi-purpose area that adds both beauty and function to a home. Ornamental plants provide color, attractiveness, texture, and moisture to a GARDEN and should be selected based on the environment and the desired landscaping of the area.