When you are thinking about starting a garden you will need to decide what your goals are for the garden you will nurture.

For starters, a kitchen garden or potager (pronounced puh-ta-zhay), is a special kind of edible garden with a rich history tracing back to old English and French culinary gardens.


Much like a traditional vegetable garden, a kitchen garden is a chef’s delight filled with delicious fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers.


One of the main characteristics of a kitchen garden is accessibility. It should be easy to grab the items you need to prepare your daily meals.


A good rule of thumb to consider: A regular vegetable garden is about planning for the future, while a kitchen garden is about enjoying today.


While a standard vegetable garden is all about utility and production, part of the charm of a kitchen garden comes from its ornamental aspect.

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