I am sharing how to make a kitchen garden today on the blog! The garden beds were from gathers rocks are around the homestead easy & cheap to make! Let me show you how.
Years from now I hope to have a large greenhouse in the garden area where we can have a large flower field. Each year the dreams and reality of what we create on our homestead is amazing! This year in between the old and new build we decided to use the space to create a kitchen garden. The dream to walk out onto your patio with a glass of ice tea set that down next to your rocking chair. Go in the kitchen garden and cut a bouquet and beautiful flowers.. this little dream is going to be our reality in the next month or so when the flowers grow. Let me show you have we made our amazing kitchen garden out of rocks from around our homestead!
WHAT IS A KITCHEN GARDEN?
A kitchen garden can be anything you want that you cook with or you want in your kitchen with easy access. In our garden we have a variety of herbs such as rosemary, oregano, thyme, cilantro, sage and so much more.
The cut flowers you can put into your kitchen garden are any of your favorites. Some of mine are dahlias, carnations and sunflowers.
The traditional kitchen garden, also known as a potager is a space separate from the rest of the residential garden – to make the lawn area have more value. Most vegetable gardens are still miniature versions of old family farm plots, but the kitchen garden features of an ornamental landscape or it may be little more than a humble vegetable plot. This is the source of herbs, vegetables and some fruits, but it is often also a structured garden space with a design.
First we made sure we had a level ground to work with and Trevor cleaned the existed grass away he scraped it with the tractor bucket. Next he:
Stubbed up irrigation lines inside planters. The hard part was collecting rocks from around the homestead. Every time we have a project or Trevor runs into rocks doing tractor work he stacks them in the corner or our acreage. This made it easier to find rocks.
Next he stacked and grouted with mortar the way he wanted the rocks to look.
Filled with dirt the rock raised beds with dirt.
Topped off with top soil
4” of crushed rock in walkways
2” of decorative gravel on top
Installed drip irrigation installed in each, planter beds
Here are some pictures of the process along the way for reference!
Here are some beautiful pictures I have taken around our kitchen garden. I can not wait to cut some flower bouquets. Happy Spring Friends!
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This is absolutely beautiful! I may have to do something like this 🌻 thanks for sharing!
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