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The kitchen really is the heart of the home. It’s where families gather at the end of a busy day, where friends catch up, where stories are shared and memories are made. Luckily, the kitchen can also be transformed into a delicious extension of any garden.
The concept of growing food in the kitchen is certainly not new and dates all the back to the Renaissance, where it’s believed colourful edible flowers were first used alongside fresh herbs and vegetables with stunning results.
Not only is growing your own food immensely rewarding, it’s also a convenient and easy way add that something special to any meal. The prospect of gardening can be rather daunting at first. Knowing what to plant, when and how to plant, and how much or how little water is needed leaves most of us thinking that gardening might best be left to horticulturists and expert landscapers. While every garden, no matter the size needs some TLC, it’s a major misconception that gardening is especially difficult.
Starting a garden in your kitchen creates a more attractive, fresh, and inviting indoor space. Windowsills, open shelves and breakfast tables make for an ideal place for garden house plants.
To create a stylish and modern look and feel, match the colours of your plant pots to the interior colours of your kitchen, dining room or lounge. You can also make use of large glass jars or decorate tins for a more creative and personal touch. Bear in mind that taller plants may make windowsills look tiny, so rather place small herbs that enjoy sunlight near windows.
While browsing for new kitchen plants, keep the herbs you enjoy the most top of mind. In other words, think with your stomach and go for plants that can be used in a variety of dishes to get the most out of your indoor garden. The best part is that with every season comes a variety of new and exciting options for growing plants indoors.
Thankfully the benefits of gardening are plentiful too. Gardening can have a positive impact on physical, mental and emotional well-being. So there really is no time like the present to get those green thumbs to work.
And if you’re looking for some ‘green-spiration’ then be sure to join Mall of the North as we host our very own Garden Fair on 8 and 9 September where you’ll find everything you need to transform any garden into a beautifully inspired space. See you there!