Kitchen Veggie Garden

by Leksands Gästhem

Right now I’m all about planning my kitchen garden. We have a huge garden here, with pretty much nothing in it! It’s too big of a project to transform it all at once, so I’m going to do it little by little. This year, seeing as we live here now, I’m going to do a small kitchen garden right outside the entrance to the appartments. We have a greenhouse and some other veggie patches further away, but I’m following the idea (used alot in permaculture) that we use what is closest to us more often. Think along the lines of picking your evening salad on the way from parking the car to going upstairs to make dinner. Maybe it sounds lazy, but I know there’s a lot of sense in the idea. I’m much more likely on a rainy evening to throw on my wellies and go a few meters for fresh veggies than trudge to the other side of the garden!

As well as searching inspiration pictures and ideas I have started an online gardening course, ‘gardening in the North’, based from Skattungbyn in Orsa. I know it is going to be a great help, give me some structure and support.

Anyhow, here’s some inspiration pictures. I’m thinking lots of small raised beds with mixed planting.

I highly recommend trying to grow your own veggies – even if it’s just a tomato plant. If you haven’t started yet, it’s high time to get tomato’s, chillies and paprika’s planted. It’s yummy, good for you and so much fun!