If there is some trial and error in starting a kitchen garden, I have tried, and I have errored. Quite a bit. I crammed too many eggplants and tomatoes into a small space. I had leafy greens that got way too much sun and wilted and withered. And I’ve also had gardens that had a lot of unused space where I could have grown something.
But my favorite garden is my kitchen garden, and I feel like I’ve perfected it over the years. I’ve learned how to get the most plants in the least amount of space, by carefully selecting companion plants that also have similar needs. And most importantly – herbs and veggies that I love to cook with and want to have right near my kitchen! The thing is, a lot of the mistakes I made with trialing and erroring on building the perfect kitchen garden would have been easy to avoid. I just didn’t have the guidance I needed.
Because of my experience, I want to help YOU get a better start than I did. Growing your own food is empowering; you get that sense of self-sufficiency and satisfaction that comes from communing with nature and eating what you grow. It’s also a great way to supplement your grocery budget. Not to mention, it’s pretty darn cool to plan your dinner based on what you can harvest right from your backyard!
The good news? Growing a kitchen garden is not that hard.
It’s even easier when you have a guide that gives you the layout for a perfect garden.
My original plan was to find something like that to share with you, like a map or guide that had everything laid out for a kitchen garden. The more I looked, the more I thought that what I was looking for was something that didn’t exist, and I’d need to make myself. And so, the printable Kitchen Garden Planting Charts were born! Or maybe I should say it sprouted?
Either way, these charts give you easy-to-use layouts for two kitchen gardens. The larger garden chart offers a layout for over 45 vegetable plants, and for smaller spaces, we’ve made a chart with 23 vegetable plants.
How to use your FREE printable Kitchen Garden Planting Charts.
These FREE printable Kitchen Garden Planting Charts are simple to use and accounts for companion planting, the amount of sunlight different vegetables need, and which plants are not ideal companions. We’ve made sure to plot these garden charts to help you take advantage of the space you have and grow a full garden without crowding your vegetables.
What’s in this garden? Eggplants, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, leafy greens and more! Why go to the grocery store when you can enjoy these delicious vegetables fresh from your own garden?!
Simply print out the chart you prefer on an 8½ X 11 sheet of printer paper or card stock and take it with you to the garden! Or you can easily laminate the charts or place them in a plastic folder sleeve to keep them safe and ready for your next garden.
This is a great, visual representation of what your kitchen garden can look like. All you have to do is sow the seeds and let it grow!
About Food Gardening Network, a brand of Mequoda Publishing Network: Food Gardening Network was founded by home food gardeners and for home food gardeners—the mission is to serve gardeners with tips, tools, advice, and recipes for growing and enjoying good food at home. During the Covid-19 pandemic that began in 2020, it became apparent that home food gardening would grow beyond a hobby for many home gardeners. Food Gardening Network launched in January of 2021 as an all-encompassing resource for gardeners of all skill levels, with in-depth articles on planning, planting, maintaining, and harvesting home garden crops. Food Gardening Network also includes easy-to-prepare recipes so home gardeners can enjoy the fruits of their labors in delicious, creative ways.
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