Have you ever thought about having a vertical garden in your kitchen?
August 20, 2020
The kitchen is a multifunctional space where we spend most of our time. It’s the heart of the home. Interiors enthusiasts, designers, chefs, and gardeners alike have been playing with the idea of decorating the kitchen space in a unique and functional way by creating their own urban or vertical garden. This way you can take advantage of the herbs and vegetables while cooking, but also create a striking aesthetic and maximise your kitchen space.
4 tips when creating your own urban garden in your kitchen
- Take advantage of vertical spaces.
Many kitchens should have some free wall space where you could set up a vertical urban garden. You can do it by using and reusing countless materials. A creative idea is to hang glass pots or jars from an installation and plant some small essential aromatic herbs such as basil or parsley in them, so you have them close by for cooking.
- Includes a grow table for decoration
Growing tables have been gradually incorporated into homes as a method of entertainment, decoration and saving. It is possible to have an urban garden indoors without direct sunlight, however it will always be better if the garden can be installed near natural light in order to save energy and make the development process faster.
- Improvise a garden on your window or counter
You can put a small herb garden by a window in the kitchen just by adding a shelf. You can also take advantage of the countertop spaces that receive more light. This way it will not be necessary to fill too much space in your kitchen, especially if it is small. It will be enough to plant some aromatic herbs in small pots or planters that will be useful when cooking to flavour rich and healthy dishes.
- Grow small varieties
It’s possible to grow tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, beans and peas indoors! The variety would allow you to have different types of fruits, colours, flavours, shapes and sizes and make your kitchen look beautifully bright and natural.
What are the benefits and advantages of having a vertical garden at home?
Vertical urban gardens not only optimise smaller spaces but also offer important benefits:
- Contribute to a healthier diet
- Promote self-consumption.
- Raise awareness about the correct use of natural resources.
- They allow for the reduction of carbon emissions.
- Decrease the ambient temperature. The perfect solution for those looking to maintain a balanced, fresh, and pleasant environment.
- They protect from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
- Reduce electricity expenses.
- They offer the possibility of reducing external noise.
- They improve the quality of the air by purifying it and supplying a much more pleasant smell.
- They are easy to maintain and do not involve too much maintenance.
- They turn the space into a much more beautiful and original area
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