Kitchen and Patio Gardens

          Wanting to do something different this year? Let’s try planting a kitchen or patio garden! Fresh herbs and vegetables right in your kitchen window or back porch. No need to go to the grocery store and deal with people, when everything is right there, fresh for the picking for you!

          Some of the best herbs to grow in your window sill, include rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, and mint. You can have one large planter box, with individual smaller pots inside for each herb. This way you can water all plants to separate needs. Rosemary, thyme, and oregano do best with draining pots and soil so as not to over water them. Basil soil should be constantly moist. Natural, south facing sun are these plants best friend. So, get your pots, seeds, and soil ready. Pick which window you think is best and get to planting!!

          For your back patio garden, there is no need for heavy lifting or maintaining a large piece of land. In just a couple buckets, a level space with lots of sun, your soil and seeds and you are able to get your growing started. The bigger the vegetable the bigger the bigger the bucket you will need. Squashes, melons, and pumpkins need a large space, such as 10-15 gallons. Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflowers, and cucumbers can grow in 5-8 gallon buckets or pots. You can use even smaller pots for carrots, turnips, onions, radishes, and beets. Just make sure you have plenty of room for the seeds to form roots.

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