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Flowers don't always have to be in the bed. A little snack garden offers a colorful and delicious alternative. You can find a few tips and suggestions here.Not only children love the snack garden
Here is a small strawberry and there are a few berries from the bush - who didn't like to eat the different fruits as a small child? And then there was trouble because there weren't enough strawberries left for mom's strawberry cake or because the raspberry bush was completely empty again.
But just because we are no longer children doesn't mean that we still don't like snacking. On the contrary, even as adults we are happy when the fruits are finally ripe and we can make them disappear in our mouths.
Perfect if you have a small snack garden for just that. Our tips reveal how you can plant and plant one.
Choosing the right location
A lot of fruit and vegetables should thrive in the snack garden, so it is important that you choose a place as sunny as possible. It doesn't necessarily have to be the bed outside in the garden. If you only have a terrace or a balcony, you can also create a small snack garden here. A lot of sun, nutrient-rich soil, water and the right plants are crucial for a rich harvest.
Which plants in the kitchen garden?
Which fruit and vegetables you plant in your garden is entirely up to you. Anything that pleases and above all tastes good is allowed. The great advantage of sweet gardens is that you can plant a colorful variety because the yield does not have to be enough for pies or meals. Perhaps you will find one or the other variety that is worth planting in the large bed.
Plant selection for everyday enjoyment
Whether balcony, terrace or bed - seeds for mini vegetables are particularly suitable for a snack garden. Cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, eggplants - you can also find all varieties in a small version (see e.g. mini cucumbers). Extremely practical for a snack garden. Harvest and put it in your mouth. Radishes, peas, peppers and chard are also ideal for a snack garden.
You can find a colorful variety of small vegetables at the Pötschke nursery, for example. I have often ordered seeds and young plants here and can fully recommend the shop.
" Tip: If you sow regularly, you will have fresh and crispy vegetables to eat all summer long.
For fruit types, you should use varieties that grow tall. You can save a lot of space, especially on a terrace or balcony. You can also try out and plant a few more varieties here.
Column fruit should be well cared for. Read the article Tips for the Care of Column Fruit.
Cherries, red currants, apples, raspberries and of course the delicious strawberries are highly recommended for a snack garden. It is best to use monthly strawberries here (available from BALDUR-Garten, for example). These provide fresh fruit all summer long.
You see, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to fruits. It is advisable to grow plants where you see a quick success and regularly have something to snack on.
Column fruit is also suitable for a snack garden. You will find this in abundance at the Pötschke nursery. Here there is guaranteed to be something for every gourmet.
In addition to crunchy vegetables and fresh fruit, certain herbs should not be missing in a snack garden. Cress, for example, grows extremely quickly and is particularly suitable for salad dressings. Chives and basil are also quick and easy to plant and are very popular, especially in summer.
Create a bed
Spring is the best time to start sowing and planting. The earth is no longer so cold, but still nice and humid so that the plants can develop well.
Step 1: If you have found a suitable location, you should first free the bed from the annoying weeds. (Reading tip: weed removal - our 4 best tips) Also loosen the soil well.
Step 2: Now you can sow the individual seeds. Pay attention to the different sowing depths of the plants. Light germs can only thrive if you get enough light. Dark germs, on the other hand, require total darkness.
By the way: Children can excite you for gardening with such small beds. It is only important that you only choose plants that bear fruit quickly. After all, children want to see positive results quickly, otherwise they quickly lose interest in them.
" Tip: You can also plant many types of vegetables in a raised bed. This has two main advantages. On the one hand, you protect your back during gardening and on the other hand raised beds are not as susceptible to pests as snails, for example. So you make your work easier and can also look forward to more income. (Reading tip: Build a raised bed yourself in 7 steps)
What should not be missing in any snack garden
You can stay in such a small snack garden for some time, especially if you nibble on the harvest with children. So that the whole thing is also cozy, we recommend placing a garden bench between the treats. Here you can sit down in peace and eat the individual delicacies.