Kitchen Garden

From herb gardens to fruit and vegetable gardens.

Enjoy great-tasting fresh food, eat healthily and save on your monthly grocery bills by growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs.

GardenShop has an ever-increasing kitchen garden selection – from seasonal herb and salad plants to fruit trees, vegetable seedlings and berry plants. Get creative with layouts and designs too. For smaller spaces consider growing your kitchen garden in a wooden crate, window box or large flower pot.

Good soil is an essential requirement for a successful kitchen garden, so prepare your soil well with compost, bonemeal and organic fertilisers.

Kitchen Garden

To help you put together a beautiful and nourishing kitchen garden, here are some of our top recommendations:

Citrus

  • Every garden needs a zesty addition of lemons, oranges or limes
  • They are of ancient origin dating back to 2500BC
  • All citrus require a relatively temperate climate in which to thrive

Peach

  • They are symbols of longevity and immortality because the blossoms appear before the leaves
  • Peaches are great for espalier and need to be exposed to chilling to bear well

Grapes

  • Grapes change colour well before reaching their best size and sweetness
  • They prefer wet cool winters and dry summers
  • Grapes are separated into table and wine varieties, seeded and seedless varieties
  • They are symbols of longevity and immortality because the blossoms appear before the leaves
  • Peaches are great for espalier and need to be exposed to chilling to bear well

Figs

  • The fig we eat is not a fruit but in fact a bunch of flowers, it is an inflorescence
  • It is a deep rooted, long lived tree that can withstand drought but thrives when given lots of water

Olives

  • Gifted by the goddess Athena to ancient Athenians
  • Olives must be cured and pickled before it is palatable
  • They like hot summers and irrigation during winte
  • Every garden needs a zesty addition of lemons, oranges or limes
  • They are of ancient origin dating back to 2500BC
  • All citrus require a relatively temperate climate in which to thrive

Basil

  • The king of herbs
  • Pick fresh, fragrant leaves for all your Italian dishes
  • Remove flower heads regularly
  • This is a kitchen garden must have
  • 80cm x 50cm

Rosemary

  • The herb of remembrance. Ideal in pots, in the ground or planted as a fragrant hedge
  • Use this uplifting herb in all your meat dishes
  • 1m x 80cm

Oregano

  • An pungent smelling groundcover and natural antibiotic
  • A great companion plant with all vegetables
  • 25cm x 30cm
  • The fig we eat is not a fruit but in fact a bunch of flowers, it is an inflorescence
  • It is a deep rooted, long lived tree that can withstand drought but thrives when given lots of water

Thyme

  • Timeless thyme, this decorative groundcover is brilliant for edging borders
  • A classic component of the French bouquet garni, with Bay and Parsley
  • 20cm x 30cm

Chives

  • An attractive edging plant and a great repellent for Aphids while attracting beneficial insects
  • Chop up the leaves and add them to your all your dishes
  • 25cm x 20cm

Lettuce

  • Lettuce can be planted all year round and there are many cultivated varieties offering beautiful foliage textures and colours

Tomatoes

  • Tomato cultivars vary considerably in size from tiny to massive fruits
  • Use stakes to provide support for taller growing plants or grow tomatoes against a fence or trellis

Onions

  • Onions require a long growing season and are easier to grow from seedling than seed
  • When an onion has reached its full size, the top of the green neck will start bending over

Beetroot

  • Beetroot grows well with lettuces and most greens
  • A multiuse vegetable that’s great for small gardens as well as an excellent soil improver

Spinach

  • Spinach tastes best when young and freshly harvested
  • Older leaves tend to taste bitter
  • Harvest a few leaves at a time from a few plants

Onions

  • Onions require a long growing season and are easier to grow from seedling than seed
  • When an onion has reached its full size, the top of the green neck will start bending over

Beetroot

  • Beetroot grows well with lettuces and most greens
  • A multiuse vegetable that’s great for small gardens as well as an excellent soil improver

Spinach

  • Spinach tastes best when young and freshly harvested
  • Older leaves tend to taste bitter
  • Harvest a few leaves at a time from a few plants

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