Plants in the kitchen. I ran across someone recently who thought that having plants in the kitchen was “dirty”. I couldn’t even fathom such a thought. I mean, a good chunk of what I eat comes from the ground.
It made me wonder though how folks get along WITHOUT plants in the kitchen. After all, they are so easy to grow and so darn useful and
Edible plants and flowers such as rosemary, lavender, basil, parsley, lemon balm, lemon grass, mint, oregano, cilantro, and thyme are super easy to grow. You can also grow ginger, garlic, green onions, and spinach in the kitchen. Why not give a lemon tree a try?
You can also enjoy plants that aren’t edible such as scented geraniums, African violet, begonia and impatiens to enjoy the beautiful flowers.
It all just really depends on how big your kitchen is and how much light it gets. Oh yeah, and which herbs you’ll use along with how much of them you will use. Personally, I love having a pinch of something bright green to add to a dish. It makes me forget it’s the dead of winter for a few seconds.
The easiest kitchen plants you can have are aloes, snake plant, pothos, philodendrons, ferns, spider plant, ivies and much more. Really, there are so many I couldn’t list them all.
You can also combine these or herbs with other ornamental plants to decorate your kitchen and to make the cooking more enjoyable.
Which plants you should avoid growing in the kitchen?
Avoid plants that can grow too large or spread a lot or those species that have toxic components. Don’t grow any of these common poisonous plants like dieffenbachia, bird of paradise, kafir lily and some common poisonous flowers in your kitchen.
Do you grow plants in your kitchen? Which ones?