Planning a Productive Kitchen Garden

Kitchen gardens are a great way to supplement your grocery budget.

A well-planned potager, or kitchen garden, can be a beautiful and enticing way to incorporate more fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs into your diet.

PICK THE PERFECT SPOT

When choosing a location for your kitchen garden, try to find a spot as close to your kitchen as possible.

The location you choose must also take into consideration the kind of environment your plants prefer. Choose a sunny location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.

PICK YOUR PLANTS

You want to stock your kitchen garden with the fruits, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers you use in your day-to-day cooking.

MAKE THE MOST OF THE SPACE YOU HAVE

Consider growing juicy yellow pear tomatoes surrounded by creeping thyme in a vertical container or use hanging baskets suspended on shepherd hooks for your favorite herbs.

MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL

To incorporate balance and symmetry into your potager, try adding two matching brightly colored containers filled with herbs and place them on each side of the entrance.