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  • Writer's pictureJeff Robbins

Winter Kitchen Garden for San Diego

What works well in the San Diego kitchen garden? Well, first lets talk about what a kitchen garden is. A kitchen garden is any small garden that contains vegetables fruits and herbs, and is usually located near the kitchen for easy access.

These days, kitchen gardens are becoming a lot more popular. People want to eat healthier, want know where their food is coming from, and want the best tasting produce. My favorite plants for a winter kitchen garden are lettuce, kale, broccoli, and cauliflower. You can harvest from these plants continuously rather than all at once for the freshest produce and highest yields. Some good herbs for the garden are fennel, parsley, thyme, oregano, culinary sage, and lavender. Experiment using fresh herbs rather than dried store-bought packages. Your food will taste better and you’ll save a lot of money!Borage and nasturtium are great for the garden because they have edible flowers that attract pollinators. Borage flowers taste like cucumber and nasturtium flowers are kind of spicy. Strawberries are a great bonus and can act well as borders. In regards to choice location for your garden, I would recommend replacing underutilized water-hungry lawn space near your front or back door. Lastly, I want to remind you that Spring is approaching quickly so get your winter plants in now!

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