Most kitchen gardeners want to grow loads more herbs, fruit and veg than they have room for. Here’s how to make a realistic planting plan for your edible garden, to have the greatest growing success and save the most money.
Start with a wish list
The best place to start is usually with what you absolutely love to eat. My other half and I made wish lists last year. He chose rhubarb, raspberries, peas, carrots, cabbage and swede. I chose asparagus, globe artichokes, purple sprouting broccoli, salad veg, strawberries and cherries.
I know I said a realistic plan, but you don’t need to start off being completely sensible. If you choose things mostly because they are good for you or they grow productively in your garden, but you don’t really like them, you might end up not eating them after all that hard work……