Q: What is a kitchen garden?
A: A kitchen garden is a small edible garden, usually in raised beds, that provides fresh herbs and produce for the home gardener. It is usually located closer to the home (and kitchen) for easy accessibility and is designed to fit well into existing landscaping. They are tended regularly, but don't require as much time as large vegetable gardens. A kitchen garden is a great addition to any home.
Q: What is a kitchen garden coach?
A: A coach is essentially someone who teaches and guides people towards achieving their goals. That is exactly what I do, teach and guide people to achieve their gardening goals. By working together in the garden I can help you establish a strong foundation of gardening knowledge and skills so you can learn how to grow and maintain a successful kitchen garden year after year.
Q: What are the benefits of garden planning?
A: So many! Overall, proper garden planning will help save you time and energy. It will help you establish a crop rotation schedule to keep your soil happy and healthy; it will help you time out your plantings so you have steady harvests all season long; and you can even plan for your schedule...i.e. if mid summer is super busy you can plan easy to care for plants to fill your garden during that time.
Q: Where are you located and what areas do you service?
A: We are located in Columbus, OH and are currently servicing all areas within the 270 outer belt as well as any suburbs located immediately outside of 270 (Powell, Gahanna, Westerville, etc)
Q: I live in an apartment or townhouse and have limited outdoor space, can I still grow food?
A: A thousand times yes! Growing in small spaces is my specialty. If you've got sunlight and water, we can build you a garden.
Q: Can you plan gardens remotely?
A: Yes. Remote plans will include garden plant layout, plant list, and planting schedule.
Q: Who is a good candidate for garden coaching?
A: Coaching sessions are good for everyone! If you already have a garden, but need help dealing with pests or have issues with certain things growing....garden coach. If you have never planted a thing in your life and need someone to guide the way...garden coach. If you want to learn a certain gardening technique (i.e. companion planting)...garden coach. You can even purchase a garden coaching session as a gift.
Q: I already have a garden space and don't need a design or installation, what other ways can you help me?
A: I can create a custom plant layout for you with a plant list and planting schedule. We can create a crop rotation schedule for your garden and I can teach you about companion planting, beneficial insects, organic pest control methods, etc. You can also buy a garden maintenance session and I'll come do your least favorite garden tasks for you (or tell your friends and family to buy you a session as a gift...you deserve it!).
Q: Do you offer any workshops?
A: Yes, check my events page for more info. The best way to stay up to date on public workshops and events is by signing up for my newsletter. If you are interested in hosting a private workshop with friends and family send me a message.