Grow Your Own Food for Homecooked Meals
Kitchen gardens, also known as edible gardens or kitchen herb gardens, feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, and other plants perfect to use in your recipes.
Why Grow a Kitchen Garden?
Kitchen gardens are not only rewarding but also money savers. Instead of having to buy your fruits and vegetables at the grocery store, you can pick them directly from your backyard. You won’t be able to buy fresher produce. Edible gardens can also include foods that are not just fruits and vegetables. You can consider edible flowers, herbs, and even mushrooms. Why not do some kitchen gardening? All of these foods are easier to grow than you might think and offer you so many benefits:
Saves you a trip to the grocery store.
What Goes in a
Kitchen gardens have a lot of flexibility in terms of what you plant in them. You have a vast array of options to choose from, all of which are rewarding as the last.
Our landscapers will customize your kitchen garden to your food preferences and what you’d like to see growing in your backyard.
Fruits & Vegetables
The most common plants in a kitchen garden are those that produce fruits and vegetables. The climate of Southern Florida allows for large yields of both when cared for properly. We’ll recommend certain varieties based on your preferences, but some common choices include tomatoes, onions, peppers, spinach, carrots, strawberries, blueberries, avocados, pears, and, of course, oranges.
When cooking a meal for the family, fresh herbs are the best way to add bursts of flavor. Fortunately, plenty of herbs grow really easily in Southern Florida and the Greater South Florida area. What’s great about herbs is they don’t take up a lot of space, so you can put them almost anywhere, even inside. We’ve helped plant various herbs for clients, such as rosemary, basil, thyme, mint, and oregano.
Adding edible flowers to your kitchen garden is the best way to elevate the beauty of your backyard and your next gourmet dish. Edible flowers have long been used in dishes for texture, color, and, most importantly, taste. By themselves, flowers can be bitter, but when prepared properly, they have the opportunity to taste wonderful. Our team will help choose edible flowers that taste great and look beautiful.
Growing fungi in your garden may sound like a bad idea, but safe-to-eat mushrooms are perfectly fine. They’re not only edible but also add a unique aesthetic to your backyard. Many species of mushrooms require little to no equipment, and growing them is simple. Some mushrooms grow best on logs, while others only need nutrient-rich soil. Whichever species you’re looking to grow, our South Florida landscapers are here to help.
Building a kitchen garden is more achievable than many believe, but our South Florida landscapers help fulfill our clients’ dreams.
How We Build Kitchen Gardens
The process of building a kitchen garden can be broken down into three phases for optimal results:
Design and Planning
We start your project with a design based on the area we have to work with and what you’re looking for in a kitchen garden.
Construction and Planting
Maintenance and Yield
How much space do I need for a kitchen garden?
Your garden can be any size, big or small. Our team will work with whatever space you want to allocate to your garden when developing a design. From there, we can help you determine what plants are best suited for the area you’ve given for your garden.
What are the best vegetables for a first-time gardener?
How often should I water my garden?
Gardens directly in the ground should be watered once a week with one to two inches. Container gardens dry out faster, so they should be watered daily, but you can integrate soil with organic ingredients to help retain moisture for longer.