Back in early March, we moved into Our Florida Bungalow.
One of the areas that we have been spending A LOT of our time on is the landscaping and an outdoor area that we’ve been remodeling.
And now that my amazing husband has dismantled part of the structure (we wanted to keep half of it), I can now focus on planning out my garden.
Now, I consider myself a pretty good vegetable gardener, but once I read about Potagers, I knew that this is what I wanted to do in our yard. I’ve been researching and trying to learn all I can.
A short definition for a Potager is a kitchen garden. Incorporating decorative landscaping plants alongside vegetables, making short rows, hedges, etc.
It sounds simple enough, but for me it gets a little overwhelming. What plants do I plant with what? Can I plant lettuce with Texas sage or carrots with a lemon tree? This is where I need help.
Enter The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook by Jennifer R. Bartley.
I am wearing out the pages in this book. There’s sooo much great information I can barely soak it all in.
Pages and pages of tips, plans, recipes, and so much more, The Kitchen Handbook is a guide any gardener would want and should have.
The Kitchen Gardner’s Handbook’s contents are broken up into Seasons. I LOVE that!!
As Jennifer says right at the beginning of the book ..
I’ve been reading from the beginning all the way through, but my concentration has been on FALL since that’s when I’m thinking we will be able to really start putting our Potager together.
My favorite part – because I’m such a VISUAL person and lack creativity, is at the end of each Season/Chapter, she gives you example plans ..