A Kitchen Garden
A compact space, packed with edible produce
To achieve the best results when growing fruit and vegetables you need:
- An open, sunny spot – preferably one that gets the morning sun, and around six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily. To grow quickly and well, vegetables need as much light as possible, so track the sun throughout the day to see where shadows fall. If you don’t have these conditions, there are some crops that tolerate shade, such as cherries, blackberries, raspberries, rhubarb and blackcurrants.
- Wind protection is important. A permeable barrier, such as a picket fence, hedge or windbreak can filter its effect.
- Soil enriched with compost.