2023 has arrived! With anticipation circulating in the air, we have now officially entered into the peak of resolution season. And there is no better time than January to begin getting ahead of the new year.
Maybe this is the year that you kickstart that healthy lifestyle you’ve always strived for? Or challenge yourself to start getting outdoors more? Or maybe you’re looking to uncover a new hobby altogether? Well, what if we told you that you could do all of these things just by installing an idyllic kitchen garden within the grounds of your very own home. Brimming with nutritious fruits and vegetables, kitchen gardens give you access to homegrown goodness whilst encouraging you to discover your green fingers. Promoting a vast number of health related benefits, let’s unearth how installing a kitchen garden ahead of springtime could bring benefits to both you, your family and your home, throughout the new year.
As the winter is just passing and the sun is beginning to gently warm the soil, early spring is the time of year that becomes the prime time for vegetable seeds to be sown. Carrots, lettuce, leeks, spring onions and so on…there are numerous fruits and vegetables for you to choose from. Proven to be fresher and tastier than shop bought produce, home grown vegetables have even been found to be considerably denser in nutritional value. Easily accessed within the confines of your outdoor home, harvesting your own produce can also allow you to make noticeable grocery shopping savings.
The real beauty behind every kitchen garden is the personal element attached to it, concealed within its design. Charming spaces for growing all kinds of scrumptious produce, kitchen gardens also make for elegant garden attractions, adding an aesthetic touch to your garden’s annual appearance. No matter how big or small the space, kitchen gardens can be efficiently modelled to naturally adapt within your garden’s structure.
To bring your kitchen garden into stylish fruition features such as an assortment of raised planters can help impart a refined garden look. Enhanced by a trail of gravel chip pathways, smooth landscaped curves can gently guide you around your burgeoning beds, making gardening tasks a breeze. Adding a unique and artistic feel, arches are another element that can be integrated to pair beautifully with your garden’s natural surroundings whilst adding visual interest to the space.
Looking to extend your growing season? Why not fill an unused space with a striking and inviting glass greenhouse. Creating the perfect conditions for a variety of exotic and out of season plants, greenhouses enable you to cushion your garden produce in an added blanket of protection.
Gardening for a healthy lifestyle
Why not start the new year off with a new gardening regime? Inspiring you to spend more time within the garden, kitchen gardens are an excellent way to enjoy the great outdoors whilst also improving both your physical and mental health!
Significantly contributing to your overall wellbeing, gardening has been shown to reduce stress levels whilst calming your mind. Reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, it has been discovered that just a few hours gardening a day can have astronomical benefits to your mental health. Helping to naturally strengthen your heart, gardening also has the power to reduce the chances of both heart attacks and strokes. An effective form of exercise, installing a kitchen garden is a fantastic way to increase flexibility and develop your full body strength.
Kitchen gardens are not restricted to just fruit and vegetables either! Why not incorporate a range of fragrant herbs such as mint, thyme and rosemary. Nutrient rich, mint is a herb packed with multiple dietary benefits that can easily be plucked from the garden and used to brew a cleansing morning tea.