A working home garden (or kitchen garden) is one where the emphasis is on the growing of herbs, vegetables and fruit. There may also be areas for composting and hopefully a system of natural pest management aka insecticide free bug control.
They can be just as visually appealing as any other type of garden. However, their beauty may be more in the eye of the beholder and the smile on your kid’s face as you hunt for caterpillars together.If it was up to me I would have one giant vegetable garden, a few benches and a hammock :).
Indeed, it is becoming increasingly difficult, much to my wife’s dismay, to see where my kitchen garden stops and the “other” garden starts. For now I am getting away with it :).
I think that a kitchen garden is so rewarding from a happiness perspective. It puts food on your table and lets you share with your family and friends.
There is something so right in getting an ingredient straight out of the garden as you cook. It is a great way to slow down the pace set by modern life even if just for short periods.
Here are a few photos: