Make Your Own Small Organic Kitchen Garden

Say No to Pesticide Laden Food! Bring home fresh vegetables from your garden to your kitchen slab.

‘Creating a garden means believing in tomorrow’. There are two benefits of creating your own small organic kitchen garden. Firstly, the blossoming vegetables will bring you lots of happiness and secondly, it will keep your family away from pesticide-contaminated vegetables. All you need to do is just ‘START’.Read this blog and explore a few simple steps to make your own organic kitchen garden. 

If you start right, then soon you will be relishing your homegrown cauliflower stuffed paranthas or a palatable salad made up of fresh green vegetables.

Basic Steps to Create Your Own Small Organic Kitchen Garden

Space is Important

The first you need to do is choose an area to create your small organic kitchen garden. Choose the size of the plot that you can easily manage. Remember, a large space with a lot of room to grow everything will require a lot of hardwork, patience, maintenance. If you have limited time for gardening, then a small space with dwarf varieties is a great option. 

Let the Sunshine Come In

“O Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on earth”- Roman Payne

Just as flowers require sunlight to blossom, vegetables need around six to eight hours of direct sunlight to grow fast. Choose an open sunny spot so that your vegetables and you can enjoy the morning sun together. So, you need to track the sun throughout a day to see when and where the shadows fall. 

Pro tip: If you don’t have the preferable conditions, then choose crops like raspberries, rhubarb, cherries, and blackberries that can happily blossom in shade. 

Add to the Beauty with Designer Pots or Decorated Plastic Bottles

The next step after you identify the right space for your small organic kitchen garden, you need to decide the types of planters or pots that will work perfectly for your space. For instance, if you are choosing a balcony, then a combination of wooden planter boxes and railing planters will be a perfect choice. You can even place decorative and stylish pots on the floor. Additionally, you can use plastic bottles to hang and grow edible herbs and plants.

The second thing you can do is create layers. It has two benefits; firstly it will keep the floor uncluttered and secondly, you will get more space to grow a variety of herbs and vegetables. If you have vertical space, then wall mounted planters would be a great choice. 

Fertile Soil for the Seeds of Change

Call for some experts to test the pH levels of soil so see if it is more acidic or alkaline. Soils are generally on a spectrum from clay to sand, but all kinds of soils require the additional organic matter to retain moisture and nutrients. You can dig your kitchen waste like the peels of vegetables or fish water to increase the nutrients in the soil. 

Let’s see which soil is good to grow vegetables

Clay soil requires breaking up and takes longer to warm up, so it only an ideal choice for later crops. On the other hand, light soil is a good choice for early vegetables. But, light soils require large quantities of compost and manure to prevent water draining. The ideal type of soil is loose and crumbly loam that easily holds and absorbs water and other essential nutrients. 

Raised beds are a good choice to speed up the process of the plantation as they are good in nutrients. 

Play with Seeds and Saplings

Once you are done with choosing the right spot, preparing your pots, it’s time to decide what you want to grow. You can order the seeds and saplings from an online gardening website or from your neighborhood nursery.

Handle with Care and Patience

Experience is this biggest teacher, isn’t it true? You can enjoy the fruit of your hardwork only by learning from your experiences. Once you start growing vegetables, you just need to nourish them with proper care and patience. It is just like seeing a little baby growing into an adult. You need to keep patience and watch the magic of nature within your small organic kitchen garden. 

Prepare Amrut Jal, a Partner that can Help You Succeed!

Amrut Jal is a liquid solution that is made of cow urine, cow dung, water, and organic black jaggery. Here’s how you prepare this solution:

Mix one liter of cow urine, one Kg of fresh cow dung, and 50 grams of organic black jaggery in ten liters of water. In case, you don’t have black jaggery, you can replace it with six ripe bananas or two glasses of plain sugarcane juice. 

Leave it for three days and ensure you mix this solution two or three times every day.

Once the solution is ready on the fourth day, mix one part of this solution with ten parts to water and your Amrut Jal is ready to use. 

Pro Tip: Add a fistful of ash every three months to maintain the fertility of the soil. 

Let’s Wrap it Up!

Setting a small kitchen garden is now no more your dream. It is fun to have fresh vegetables straight from your organic garden to your kitchen slab. Utilize your free time and the empty backyard of your villa or the small space in front of the kitchen or the well-lit balcony of your apartment to make your own beautiful small organic kitchen garden. Follow these steps given above and grow pesticide-free organic vegetables. 

Wait for the next part of the blog to know which vegetables you can grow easily in your organic kitchen garden.