Private Garden, Toronto, ON
One thing you'll notice about both the gardens in my post today is the fact they are located right outside the back door.
There is nothing more fresh than herbs and vegetables that are steps from the kitchen!
The use of stone pavers in this herb garden are not only decorative, they also provide an easy way to step in amongst the plants and harvest a few herbs.
Growing herbs in containers on your porch is another means to a convenient harvest. Pots are also a great way to control plants like mint and oregano that can be invasive.
Herbs like these garlic chives can add a nice ornamental touch to any garden.
Easy to grow, the only challenge they present is remembering to deadhead the flowers before they self-seed a million baby chives.
A small, hillside property did not deter these veggie gardeners.
They terraced the slope and added a hedge along the front for privacy. An arbor makes a charming entrance to an to a small courtyard with raised vegetable and flower beds.
Keeping Nasturtiums well-watered helps make their peppery leaves and flowers less spicy.
Growing vegetables vertically is a great idea when you have only a small space to work with. It doesn't have to be fancy- these simple bamboo poles lashed together make a wonderful plant support.
This table and chairs is the perfect spot for a break from weeding and a morning coffee.
Keeping the garden colorful are an assortment of annuals and the nasturtiums you see in the foreground. In the background, there petunias and phlox in raised beds.
I was quite impressed by the variety of produce even this modest space could produce. There was everything from carrots to kale to grapes.
I hope this post has inspired your spring vegetable garden plans.