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By: organicfarmingblog , 6:57 AM GMT on May 12, 2014
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Kitchen garden is believed to have evolved different ancient garden styles in Babylon, Egypt, and Persia. Monasteries in the Middle Ages designed an intricate garden of their own since they were secluded from the outside world. They need to grow their own food in order to survive. Louis XIV, near the end of the 17th century constructed a huge kitchen garden in Versailles, which provided the king’s household of seasonal crops anytime.
Kitchen garden is just like a vegetable garden with a little twist. Its design integrates flowers together with the vegetables, making the garden look more appealing the whole year round. You can have it built from the ground or have it in raised beds. You can start small and gradually expand. It does not have to be right outside your kitchen door, although the closer it is, the easier for you. What could be more fun than stepping out, picking the freshest, cooking it and serving it to your family? If you do not have the space to grow your garden, you may use pots or other containers which you can hang or simply arrange them in your kitchen counter.
What do you gain in having your own kitchen garden? A lot!… With prices skyrocketing these days, growing your own food can save money on your groceries. You can help the environment by reducing water and air pollution by growing your food organically. Get to enjoy fresh and a much better tasting food when you want it, when you need it. Do you know how much chemicals are used to preserve the condition of commercially grown crops from the time of transport until someone bought it in the supermarket?
Having your own garden gives you a sense of satisfaction. Being able to care for your plant, see them grow and finally harvesting them is one of the most meaningful and rewarding experience thing you can have. You actually improve your family’s health since you are providing them with the freshest, safest and the most nourishing fruits and vegetables straight from your garden. Think also of how much food you can prevent from turning to waste. You do not need to store so much food in the refrigerator to save on trips to the supermarket. Gardening also gives you a chance to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. It’s also a way to de-stress yourself.
Start getting your hands dirty and grow your own organic food today.
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