Traditionally kitchen gardens are separate from the rest of the residential garden - the ornamental plants and lawn areas. Many vegetable gardens are miniature versions of farm plots, in contrast to a flower garden that exists for aesthetic purposes. A vegetable garden typically includes a compost heap and several plots or raised garden beds, intended to grow one or two types of plant in each plot. A kitchen garden can be created by planting different herbs in pots or containers. Although not all herbs thrive in pots, some do better than others. Mint is an example of herb that is advisable to keep in a container or it will take over the whole garden.
The vegetable gardens at both Cardinia Waters Village and Point Cook Village are brimming with vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and the occasional fruit. Although many residents choose to have a small herb garden in their courtyards, the vegetable gardens provide a convivial environment for like minded green thumbs to work together while they play. Oh… and the produce isn’t bad either!