Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Kitchen garden tour

After my post about the stairway to the kitchen garden, I am taking you on my kitchen garden tour. My kitchen garden is situated on top of a hill. From there, you can see a view of the mountains, which makes gardening more enjoyable.

Sitting area right next to the kitchen garden

Climbing bitter melon and ridge gourd vines

Baby ridge gourd

Okra, surrounded by marigolds to prevent from aphids


Another view of the mountains
Part of the garden 

Pineapple mint and Japanese shiso leaves in tera cotta containers. The containers are used to bring interest to the garden.

Baby tamarind plant in a container

Flowers are incorporated into the garden to attract bees

Red and green spinach

Of course, no Indian kitchen garden is complete without the addition of a curry leaf plant

Indian snake gourd plant is climbing 

Bitter melon vine. Bitter melons are known to cure lots of diseases including diabetes and high blood pressure

Mexican lime tree in a container 

Six different varieties of eggplants

My all-time favorite, sun gold tomatoes

Opo squash is growing more than four feet

Another view of the garden

Different varieties of peppers

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes), please check out my books, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen and Trader Joe's Simply Indian at my website komalinunna.com.

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  1. Your garden is amazing. I can see all the work you put into it. You do a great job on your blog too.

    I relate to all the work and time it takes to care for a garden and keep your blog going. It takes a tremendous amount of effort and time. You do it well.

  2. I just ahhhdore your ahhhmazzzing garden. please blog about it MORE about your techniques & secrets!

  3. What a great garden! I love your raised beds.

  4. What a beautiful garden!! A delight to see, and I'm sure a delight to enjoy!

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

  5. Wow ... what a great vegetable garden. Love the raised beds - so many wonderful veggies. Yummy

  6. Wow, wow, wow...I love your garden. Mine is not nearly so lush nor does it contain such variety. Oh well, it's better than nothing and I appreciate every little thing that comes out of it.

  7. What a beautiful garden!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  8. Oh my goodness, your garden is fabulous. We had raised beds at our last house and I loved them. Sure wish we had them here. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. Awesome Garden! Bravo to you for all the hard work it must take to maintain.

  10. Wow quite the garden ! AmAZING!

  11. Wow!! what a amazing garden...truly spectacular. I cannot believe the wonderful veggies and that 4 foot squash, how cute!

  12. Wow what a beautiful garden. Like the raised beds and 4 foot squash. Lot of hard work. Beautiful unique looking garden. thanks for sharing.

  13. Beautiful garden. Like your raised beds and 4 foot squash.

  14. Amazing garden! I dream of it although I have little patience for weeding :) Please tell us how many hours it takes per week to maintain this. With my busy full time job, I plant only flowers in baskets and boxes for now.

    1. It takes lots of time to plant a garden like this. After that every day I spend couple of hours in the kitchen garden.

  15. You have a beautiful garden. I am going to move to a new house soon and would like to build raised beds for my garden. can you give me some tips on how did you build the raised bed and what kind of soil combination you are using? I am especially want to know how to setup the system to water these raised bed. Thanks. MA.