Plants You Can Easily Grow In Your Kitchen


Cooking can be a very passionate hobby for most of us. For many, it's an act of indulgence, for some, it's an act of love, and for others it's a way to unwind all the negative energy and convert it into positive vibes. If there is one irksome thing about cooking, it has to be the chore of running to and fro to the nearest supermarket every time you think you do not have the ingredient to cook what you decided to. It can really, like, seriously dampen one's cooking spirits, right? But what if you have them all in the comfort of your kitchen, not just the comfort of your home. That would definitely be very charming, would not it?

If you're still wondering what we're pointing at, it's the "kitchen garden" that we're talking about. It's not such a bad idea to grow your own food (as much as possible) and keep yourself safe from pesticides, chemicals, and toxic-laden produce, after all

You could choose some interesting herbs, veggies, and fruits that you would love to use in your cooking every day and grow them right in your kitchen. For this, all you need is a few square feet of space in your kitchen and, most importantly, some tender care and love would make a huge impact too

Some General Tips on How to Grow A Kitchen Garden

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So, before you start growing plants in your kitchen garden, here are a few pointers from us which are worth remembering: re growing, since it's going to be in your kitchen, consider it an indoor plant. And one of the most important prerequisites for this is that such plants require soil that is well-drained. This means that when you set up and pot for the plant, make sure that it has few holes in the bottom. Or at least pile a few stones at the bottom of the pot before you add the soil to it. And make sure you have a drainage container beneath the pot to prevent your kitchen shelves and floor from becoming a messy, water-drained place.

  • Figure out the necessary soil composition of the plant you've decided to grow. You could either search for the apt soil composition and do it yourself at home, or you could also go to the nearest garden center and buy a soil mix for the plant. We talk about manure here, which provides all the healthy essential supplements for the plant to grow
  • Adequate sunlight is a must. A plant (even if it's an indoor one) needs at least some sunlight to grow. And suppose your Kitchen does not really have enough sunlight, you can always place lights around the plant so it grows healthily. (FYI: There's something called grow lights meant specifically for plants)
  • Now that we've given you a Coriander

     Coriander

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    Coriander, also known as dhaniya, is extremely healthy. It grows in a climate that is not too hot nor too cold. It's best to grow these in a tray instead of a pot. Fill the tray with 80 percent rich soil and plant around 10-15 split seeds of coriander. The seeds start to sprout in just a fortnight.

     Spinach

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    Our humble leafy vegetable, the green palate, Popeye's favorite food, is in the right time, otherwise the leaves and the stalk will end up being tasteless. known to be rich in vitamins and antioxidants. This green leafy veggie can be used in making curries as well as making healthy, wholesome salads. They are suitable for kitchen gardens as they are harvested in just a span of 6-8 weeks. We need to make sure the soil is moist all the time while growing spinach. And be sure to leave a gap between the plants as spinach takes a lot of space to grow. Also, place the pot where there is direct sunlight; (19659020) Chilies ” width=”700″ height=”450″ />

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    What is an Indian dish without some spice in it, right? The spice quotient is what makes a dish Indian, right? So how could we not include chilies in our kitchen garden … we had to! We recommend early summer as the time for you to plant chilies in your garden. And it's best to plant them in plastic containers or pots as chilies are the plants that require a combination of warm and humid climate to grow. Grow your own mirchi now

    Basil

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    Of course, we know how the holy basil is grown. Most of the Indian homes have a Tulsi plant in their backyards or consciously planted near the entrances. But we are talking about the sweet Basil here which is an essential part of all the dishes that have Italian written all over it. Basil can be grown either by sowing seeds or by planting clippings. Early spring is the best time to plant them. The germination takes about 5-10 days and is ready for harvesting in a span of 10 weeks. The smell of basil plant is very soothing and pleasant. Lavender

     Lavender

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    It is a versatile herb that we strongly recommend you to grow in your kitchen gardens. It can be used for seasoning, it can be used as a flavor in baking. It can even be used in the form of oil. The oil extracted from this plant is very beneficial for both our mental and physical wellbeing. Sow the lavender seeds indoors and then maybe transfer it outdoors. If you want to flower during the year, make sure you clip the blooms regularly. The germination of this takes about 14-20 days and you can harvest it all through the summer.

    These were our favorite kitchen plants. There are plenty of options out there for you. See which are the ones that you regularly add in your cooking and plant them in your kitchen. Which is your favorite among these? Let's know in the comments below and yeah, get gardening now

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