The kitchen garden or vegetable garden is also known as a potager (a french term) or kailyard (in Scotland) is a space different from the rest of the residential garden, the ornamental plants and lawn areas. Mostly vegetable gardens are still miniature versions of old family farm plots, but the kitchen garden is different in its design also.
The kitchen garden may have the central feature of an ornamental, all-season landscape, or it may be little more than a humble vegetable plot. It is a source of herbs, vegetables and fruits, but it is often also a structured garden space with a design based on repetitive geometric patterns.
The space you need to start a kitchen garden can be balcony, terrace, ground where you get minimum 2-3 hours of sunlight, containers/pots for plantation, proper water drainage and water proofing of that space. If you are thinking beyond a pot then a container can be any object like a pot in any shape/size, but most importantly it should be able to hold water and soil and other materials in the container. For securing a good plantation you may need basic knowledge of gardening, which you can read from other gardening related study materials.
Many interior designers in Bangalore or in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune have good understanding of kitchen garden or vegetable garden in a small space (terrace or balcony). A proper landscape design and plan to make a green patch in balcony or terrace can bring positive energy in the house. For more info or advise, please write your query. If you are looking for an online interior designing & consulting (First one hour is FREE – TRY OUT)