Gardening

Gourmets’ 4 x 4-foot Mediterranean Garden

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Mediterranean cuisine highlights fresh vegetables and savory, fragrant herbs. This bed gives you those fresh Mediterranean ingredients, no matter where you live. Roma tomatoes are perfect for making tomato sauce. Plant your Mediterranean vegetable garden in late spring to harvest the tomatoes, onions, and eggplant in summer.

Planting the 4 x 4 – foot Bed

Take inspiration from these planting options. The plan allows for some interpretation depending on your taste. These plants are pictured small to make the illustration simpler, but your bed will be spilling over as the plants grow! Following spacing on the plant labels, adding a few more plants than we have pictured if the spacing allows.

Plant a raised bed with ingredients for Mediterranean cuisine.
Plant a raised bed with ingredients for Mediterranean cuisine.

Area 1 – Onions and Herbs

  • 2 Greek Oregano
  • 22 Onions (we used Georgia Sweet)
  • 2 Sweet Basil
  • 1 Rosemary

Area 2 – Tomato and Eggplant

  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 1 Black Beauty Eggplant

For excellent results, fill your bed with premium quality raised bed soil, such as Miracle-Gro® Raised Bed Soil, which is just the right weight and texture for raised bed growing. If you want to expand your garden, place two 4 x 4 beds symmetrical on either side of a 3 to 4-foot path, wide enough for you and your tools. Try a second Mediterranean Garden, the Fast & Fresh Pizza Garden, or the Easy Summer Garden for the second bed. Feed plants with Miracle-Gro® Shake ‘n Feed® Tomato, Fruit & Vegetable Plant Food to ensure they get all the nutrition they need.