Every house invariably has a kitchen, but every house doesn’t have a kitchen garden. Kitchen gardens are extremely easy to maintain and grant you access to fresh herbs, spices and more (provided you plant those seeds). We’ve already given you 6 tips to help you build a pretty cool kitchen garden. Now, we’re back with the easiest herbs and plants you can grow in the garden you’ve created.
- Lemongrass: Once you add lemongrass to your tea, you can never go back to drinking regular tea. Lemongrass is incredibly easy to grow, and find in the Indian market. Make sure the root of the lemongrass you buy is intact, place it in water and transfer to soil once the plant gains strength. It really is that easy.
- Mint: When it comes to mint, there is no shortage of choice. Dedicate an entire section of your kitchen garden to growing peppermint, apple mint, spearmint and more. Each type of mint brings something unique to your plate and can be grown right in your kitchen.
- Tomatoes: Don’t limit your kitchen garden to just herbs, throw in some fruits and veggies too. Start with tomatoes as they are incredibly easy to grow and maintain. Make sure to place your tomato plant on the window sill, so that it can soak up all the sunlight it needs to thrive. What puts the cherry (tomato) on the top is the fact that you can distinctly taste the difference between homegrown and store-bought tomatoes, along with saving money on groceries.
- Aloevera: If you’ve lived in India, you’ve definitely heard about the benefits of aloe. Use it to soothe your sunburn, get rid of acne or heal constipation. Since it’s a succulent, growing aloe vera doesn’t call for much work. Place the plant in a big pot as aloe plants tend to grow upto 3 feet, and make sure to position it in a place where it’ll receive direct sunlight. That’s all it takes to start off.
Don’t be daunted by the fact that kitchen gardens require regular care. Start small with the plants mentioned in the blog and watch your garden grow and thrive. If you know of any other plants that are easy to grow, leave us a comment. We look forward to hearing from you.