Grow a kitchen garden and enjoy safe, flavorful and nutritious homegrown food.No chemical fertilizers, no pesticides.
The importance of a kitchen garden is great and manifold. A kitchen garden ensures an inexpensive, regular and handy supply of fresh vegetables which are basic to nutrition. The green vegetables contain vitamins and minerals which protect us against diseases. ... Kitchen garden also helps us to solve our food problem. The most important problem ,today, is use of pesticide and unnatural ways to grow plants.
Apart from green and leafy vegetables, we can also grow several roots and tubers like potato, Carrot, redish etc. which are similar to cereals and provide us heat and energy.
What is Kitchen Garden?
Kitchen Garden is a Place where you can grow Herbs and Vegetables near to your kitchen.
Why Kitchen Garden?
1. Considering the importance of vegetables, to produce our own vegetable requirements in our backyards using the available fresh water as well as the kitchen concept has emerged
2. This will only facilitate successful production of our own requirement of vegetables.
3. Cultivation in a small area facilitates the methods of controlling pests and diseases through the removal of affected parts and non-use of chemicals.
This is a safe practice, which does not cause toxic residues of pesticides in the vegetables produced.
4. Gardening should be a healthy, fun activity for children.
5. Children develop new skills and learn about science and nature from growing their own food.
6. There is a variety of interesting activities children can be involved in, such as planting, mulching, weeding and cooking.
Children learn from growing things
People of all ages can enjoy gardening, but children in particular will have lots of fun and gain special benefits. Gardening is educational and develops new skills including:
Responsibility - from caring for plants
Understanding - as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants)
Self-confidence - from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown
Love of nature - a chance to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and pleasant place
Reasoning and discovery - learning about the science of plants, animals, weather, the environment, nutrition and simple construction
Physical activity - doing something fun and productive
Cooperation - including shared play activity and teamwork
Creativity - finding new and exciting ways to grow food
Nutrition - learning about where fresh food comes from.
Getting children interested in gardening
Some suggestions to get children involved and interested in creating a garden include:
Keep it simple.
Give children their own garden space. (This does not have to be big. You can start with a large container or a few pots.)
Involve older children in the planning and design of the garden.
Use lightweight, easy-to-handle, correct-sized tools and garden equipment.
Encourage children to dig in the dirt. (Younger children love making mud pies)
Grow interesting plants such as sunflowers, corn, pumpkins, tomatoes and strawberries.
Use a trellis or teepee to grow beans or sweet peas.
Plant flowers that attract butterflies, ladybirds and other interesting insects or birds.
Make a scarecrow.
Install a water feature, a birdbath or a sundial.
Set up a worm farm.
Visit community gardens, children's farms or botanic gardens for ideas.