Designing the New Kitchen Garden

Designing the New Kitchen Garden

An American Potager Handbook

Book - 2006
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Most gardeners know how rewarding it is to harvest ripe, sun-warmed tomatoes or pungent herbs straight from the garden. But those pleasures can be multiplied a hundredfold by creating a garden that is not only productive, but also a beautiful, well-integrated part of the home landscape. In this handsome volume, Jennifer Bartley shows how the traditional features of the classic kitchen garden, or potager, can be adapted to contemporary American needs and conditions. The book is informed by her conviction that the nurturing, preparing, and eating of fresh, home-grown vegetables contributes enormously both to our ties with the natural world and our ties to each other. Copiously illustrated with photographs and with the author's delightful watercolors, Designing the New Kitchen Garden offers the perfect blend of inspiration and practical guidance.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780881927726
Branch Call Number: 635.0484 BARTLEY
Characteristics: 222 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.


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Jul 27, 2018

This is a lovely book, but the author mixes edible plants with ornamental plants, some of which are toxic. The number one rule for ANY kitchen garden, by any name, is that nothing planted in the garden is toxic. Even if some plants are purely ornamental and not intended for eating, nothing should be poisonous. Non-toxic doesn't necessarily mean edible, but in a kitchen garden where children and uninformed guests may nibble on the foliage, a single toxic plant could be disastrous. Safety first!


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