A Kitchen Garden Guide for Beginners: Being more sustainable in our daily lives can be challenging, especially for the likes of city dwellers. Living in densely populated areas means that people have less space to utilize, gather and relax. People who live in apartments enjoy the convenience of it, being generally located close to many amenities, but they often yearn for the extra space and possibilities provided to those who live in a non-apartment setting. Choosing to grow your own vegetables, herbs or fruit, for example, would be challenging if confined to an apartment space, but it’s not impossible.
A “kitchen garden” can be created quite easily in the smallest of spaces! Many apartments have balcony space that can easily house some element of planting or gardening. Furthermore, there is a growing trend of people who live in densely populated city spaces acquiring the use of allotments situated in the suburbs. This allows them a more expanded area to grow their own produce; however, this is usually for a more advanced-stage gardener. For beginners and enthusiasts new to the niche, they need to take it slowly, as gardening can be complicated and failure with initial planting might kill one’s confidence!
The guys at Crowes Sawmills have put together this infographic, outlining some actionable tips for making a start at gardening. It outlines the starter equipment you can consider buying; it explains some essential gardening terminology; it details 6 tips that beginner gardeners can consider in order to assist them to becoming more comfortable with their chosen hobby. Check out the full infographic below for all the details, or for more complete guides see our articles on making compost, companion planting, promoting growth in your garden, balcony gardening, and organic home-grown food.