Houseplants Vegetables And Spices In Your Kitchen Garden

snerfu By snerfu, 3rd Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Keeping a garden blooming and fresh needs lot of effort. The fruits of the labor are well worth it. Garden plants, houseplants, herbs, water plants and vegetables grow well with a little care. Here are some tips to start you off on your kitchen garden odyssey.

Choose your garden plants

All kitchen gardens have their special fruit, houseplants or vegetable plants. The most popular kitchen garden plants comprise those that grow easily without needing too much care. In this review, we see which ones you can grow if you do not have much idea of what will fit into your kitchen garden.

Vegetables, houseplants and water plants

a) Radish: Radishes are easy to grow because they grow so quickly. They grow well in sun. The plant is not more than 6 –8 inches in height. The growing time is only 30 – 40 days.
b) Watermelon: This creeper bears sweet and refreshing fruits 2 –3 feet in diameter. The plant requires good sunlight. It does not stand cold. Wait for summer to get your fill of this delicious fruit.

c) Pea: The favorite for the home garden enthusiast, peas are spring crops. They grow well in sun. They grow up to a height of 10 feet or more.
d) Tomato: This small plant requires plenty of sun. It can grow up to 18 feet in height. They need fertile soil and plenty of water. This plant is also susceptible to frost. Best to plant tomatoes in summer.
e) Spinach: Spinach is nutrient rich vegetable salad plant that you can easily grow in your kitchen garden. They grow best in sun. the size of the plant will be between 1 — 2½ feet.

Spices and tanginess

a) Spice up your garden with basil. Mix it with salads or any dish. It gives a tangy and spicy flavor. It grows well in the sun. This annual herb grows up to 2½ feet in height. The do not do so well in cold weather. So plant them after winter has passed.
b) Another classic spicy shrub is the bay plant. It is the chef’s favorite for stews, soups and meat dishes. It requires sun to grow. It can grow up to 16 feet in height. This perennial shrub or tree does not like the cold at all.

Good care is essential for your garden and houseplants

Like all kitchen gardens, one has to be on one’s toes for insects and pests. One usually finds them when new leaves begin to sprout or fruits begin to appear on your houseplants. You can spray them out with a water hose. Weeding and watering are essentials for a home garden. You can use shelves if you do not have too much space in your garden. Keep the soil well drained to avoid rotting of the roots.

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Bachelor, Christian, 53, settled in Madurai, India, like to watch football and tennis on TV. I also have occasional walks but try to read the Bible daily. For amusement, I read the newspaper.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
3rd Feb 2015 (#)

Great article! I miss my garden vegetables and herbs. Not to even mention my flowers. It is so cold here right now minus 3 degrees. I think I'm going to start planning for my garden. I still have some peppers and zucchini in the freezer but my supply is going down quickly. I think I have a little basil too. Spring simply cannot get here fast enough for me. Smiles to you this morning.

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author avatar snerfu
5th Feb 2015 (#)

And a merry dingy dong choo choo to you. 'There are many things to do in winter when we sleep under the wraps, nothing seems worth it in summer under the taps'. Take your time, summer is really out of sight right now.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Feb 2015 (#)

Hats off to the farmers and gardeners for keeping people like me alive. Staying in an apartment gives me an excuse not to get my hands and fingers dirty. Useful share, thanks Snerfu - siva

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author avatar snerfu
10th Feb 2015 (#)

I too like farmers and appreciate their effort. I like the mall better.

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author avatar snerfu
11th Dec 2015 (#)

Try growing bottle plants like moneyplant or herbs like cilantro...malli. It will keep greenery in the house.

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author avatar peachpurple
9th Aug 2015 (#)

that carrot looks very small and pitiful. I had just started my own garden

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author avatar snerfu
9th Aug 2015 (#)

We ate up all the fat and jolly ones but one tiny one got away -- we have grounded it again in hope of better things.
Thanks for the look see and hope your carrots do well.

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