The traditional kitchen garden, occupies space separately carved out from the rest of the residential garden. Segregated form ornamental plants and lawn areas, most vegetable gardens are miniature versions of old family farm plots.
Potager is the French terminology for an ornamental vegetable garden or kitchen garden. Many are trained to grow upward. A well-designed potager can provide food, cut flowers and herbs for the home with very little maintenance. Potagers can disguise their function of providing for a home in a wide array of forms—from the carefree style of the cottage garden to the formality of a knot garden.
Flowers both edible and non-edible and herbs are planted alongside vegetables to enhance a garden's beauty. It makes the function of providing food aesthetically pleasing. Designing a kitchen Garden must be done with planning. Invest time regarding Layout.
Choose the location of your garden to make optimum use of space available. Always take into consideration sunlight, as all herbs and vegetables require sunrays throughout the day. South, East or West is the ideal locations of your garden. Your garden must be within walk able distance to your kitchen .Front yard which is the sunniest can be a welcome addition to your neighborhood.
The kitchen garden became emerged as a regular feature, an all-season landscape. Limited in a tiny plot for growing vegetable. Herbs, vegetables, fruits, and edible flowers, the structured garden space accommodates all these varieties with a particular design based on repetitive geometric patterns. The kitchen garden has a year-round visual appeal. It incorporates woody shrub plantings and creepers which entwine themselves along the picket fences.