Self-sufficiency – vegetable garden


If we have a small area, and we are going to cultivate various crops, let's assume a vegetable garden. In such a garden, vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers are grown in a common bed, creating beautiful, harmonious composition.

We have fenced off a small area in our garden, on which we set up a kitchen garden. Whenever, when I watch him from the windows of the house or from another part of the garden, I am amazed, how much charm can such an ordinary one have, traditional garden. There was enough space for a greenhouse and a small patio right next to it. The garden was created on an irregular plan, however, we have divided it into four parts, which facilitates the use of crop rotation. It is intersected by numerous paths, and in the central part there is a pond.

In addition to vegetables, we also grow berries and apple trees. The trees form a vertical line – are planted approx 2 m one from the other and attached to the stakes. The branches are short due to systematic pruning and grow out of one, main trunk. Such trees create an interesting vertical accent. We also grow cut flowers in the kitchen garden: lion's mouths, gladioli and zinnia, and here and there also sunflowers. Along the paths grow thyme, sage, lavender and other herbs, many of which we grow from seed.

To make the kitchen garden look interesting also during winter, a little invention is needed. The edges of the paths can be planted with evergreen plants, so that the garden becomes clearly structured and doesn't look depressing. Number of vegetables, which remain green also in winter, it is surprisingly large, to mention, for example, Brussels sprouts (popularly known as Brussels sprouts), savoy cabbage, kale, broccoli or. In winter, we can use special protective garden covers in the vegetable garden, preferably clay or made of transparent plastic.