Kitchen Garden

The traditional kitchen garden, also known as a potager, is a seasonally used space separate from the rest of the residential garden - the ornamental plants and lawn areas. Most vegetable gardens are still miniature versions of old family farm plots, but the kitchen garden is different not only in its history, but also its design.

The kitchen garden may be a landscape feature that can be the central feature of an ornamental, all-season landscape, but can be little more than a humble vegetable plot. It is a source of herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers, but it is also a structured garden space, a design based on repetitive geometric patterns.

The kitchen garden has year-round visual appeal and can incorporate permanent perennials or woody plantings around (or among) the annual plants.

Village cinema Edit

Segment from Geoff Lawton's new DVD on Establishing a Food Forest the Permaculture Way.

Available Sept. 2008 from / Added: July 20, 2008. About 5 min.

The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden

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  • Bartley, Jennifer R. (2006). Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager Handbook. Portland: Timber Press.
  • Designing the New Kitchen Garden: An American Potager Handbook
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