Vegetable Garden

Vegetables which require little space are ideal for a small kitchen garden.

History of Vegetable Garden

The origin of traditional kitchen garden is traced back to the Egyptians. Carved out of the residential garden, the kitchen Garden is grown along with ornamental plants and lawn area. Miniature versions of old family farm plots, the kitchen garden serve as the central feature of all-season landscape. Herbs, vegetables, fruits, including edible flowers, the structured garden space has repetitive geometric patterns.

Design of Vegetable Garden

Same crop are to be scattered and not planted in the same spot. A "mini" patch of the same vegetable is designed, instead of a big one. This keeps away pests and diseases. Grow different varieties of the same vegetable as it adds to the general look of the garden. It reduces the impact of pests and disease on your crop.

Late bloomers which take the most time to grow have to be placed where they will receive the most amounts of sunrays. Slow-to-mature plants like tomato plants should be placed indoor to give them time to grow at natures pace. Plants which are very tall like corn must be planted away from small sized plants as they will block sunlight.

Architecture of Vegetable Garden

Plan your vegetable garden on the sunny side of the street. The southern side of your property will guarantee maximize sun exposure. A minimum of six hours of direct sunlight is very essential for vegetables. Avoid Weeds infested zones. Weeds must be uprooted for vegetable to come to full bloom. Plan the garden closer to the source of water.

Your vegetable garden also needs good drainage which depends on both slope and soil composition. Roots of nearby trees and shrubs can soak up water and leave your vegetables devoid of nutrients. A two-foot trench around the garden can solve this problem.