Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Getting started in food self-sufficiency: designing a kitchen garden

What's a kitchen garden?  It's not what you're growing in the back of the fridge - that's a science experiment.  No, a kitchen garden is what the French call a 'potager', and is everything from a small patch of vegetables and herbs to a large, formal garden.  In England, I think the closest thing most folks have is their allotments, which are somewhat like our Pea Patches or community garden plots here in the US, and they are also reminiscent of Victory Gardens people planted during WWII.

Anyway, here are two plans for kitchen gardens, one for long and one for short season use.

Maybe we need a new term for what our parents or grandparents called 'victory gardens'...maybe...'security gardens'?