For those of us who love both cooking and gardening, a kitchen garden offers the best of both worlds.
Plan your kitchen garden around the kinds of food you enjoy most: lettuces for bountiful salads, herbs and tomatoes for Italian fare, cilantro and salsa ingredients for Mexican dishes.
Plant your garden near the house so you can run out and snip herbs or grab a few sun-warmed tomatoes and use them immediately when they're at their just-picked best. If possible, locate your garden within view of the kitchen or dining room so you don't overlook what's ready to be picked.
With homegrown produce, you'll never have to worry about unwanted chemicals or additives, and the taste will bowl you over.
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Contact your local garden center or horticulture extension office to find out what grows best in your own backyard