Sustainable kitchen garden ideas

Sustainable kitchen garden ideas

With lots of sustainable kitchen garden ideas around at the moment, you may be wondering where to start and what is best for your garden. First of all, it is great news that you want to think about gardening sustainably and secondly, we think it is all the more fun to do so! There are many ways to incorporate sustainability in your kitchen garden; here’s some simple ideas we love to get you started:

  1. Look after your soil
  2. Everything organic 
  3. Reuse, recycle and upcycle
  4. Choose the right plants
  5. Collect rainwater 

1. Looking after your soil is the top of the sustainable kitchen garden ideas

Everything starts in the soil. Without good soil, not much will grow. Your soil is home to millions of organisms that are beneficial to the garden and will help your vegetables grow. Collect fallen leaves or grass clippings to use as mulch, and put garden waste in the compost bin to create your own soil improver. Mulching retains moisture and provides nutrients. 

2. Sustainable kitchen gardening means everything is organic 

One of the best ways to ensure your garden is happy and healthy is to use organic products and practices. This means soil, wildlife and plants all grow naturally, without the influence of harmful chemicals. Non-organic products can deplete the soil of nutrients and wipe out pollinators. Try organic feeds such as Comfrey or Nettle, and biological pest controls. 

3. Reuse, recycle and upcycle 

This is the fun part! When you garden sustainably, you will look at everything you use and wonder what you can reuse it for, if it can be recycled in the garden, or if it can be put in the compost or upcycled in some way. Cardboard tubes from toilet rolls become seed pots, drawers become quirky planters, and even baths and beds can be used to grow vegetables in your kitchen garden!

Sustainable kitchen garden ideas

4. Sustainable kitchen gardening starts with choosing the right plants 

One of the most important aspects of gardening sustainably is to ensure your planting suits your environment. If it is very hot and dry, make sure your plants are drought tolerant. If it is shady and moist plant according to that. This will help your garden thrive long into the future. 

5. Sustainable kitchen garden ideas including collecting rainwater 

Minimising water usage in the garden, especially during hot and dry weather, is really important. Water butts in the kitchen garden are a great way to collect rainwater, which is what plants prefer, to reuse when your plants need it. They can be connected to your shed or greenhouse, or be freestanding, and will soon fill up over winter. 

Sustainable kitchen garden ideas

Ensure your garden is sustainable by choosing from our organic ranges in store. 

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