The kitchen garden, once a standard fixture of most American households,
is gaining renewed attention as one component of the movement towards local,
fresh and seasonal foods. Many people who take up kitchen gardening are
concerned about the sustainability of a system in which most foods in a
typical meal have traveled over 1,000 miles to get to their tables. Some
kitchen gardeners are drawn by the variety of heirloom and hybrid plants
available to growers, while others are attracted by freshness, flavor and
A kitchen garden does not necessarily require much land or
equipment. Many plants will grow happily in containers, and varieties
of vegetables, herbs and flowers are available in smaller sizes
for growing on patios, decks, balconies, and even on windowsills.
With its combination of flowers, herbs and vegetables providing
varieties of color, scent and form, a kitchen garden can be as
pleasing as a formal flower bed.
The focus of this guide is on the practicalities and history
of kitchen gardening. Not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography,
this Tracer Bullet is designed -- as the name of the series implies
-- to put the reader “on target.” Related Tracer
Bullet and Resource Guide titles include Gardening and Container
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Damrosch, Barbara. The garden primer. Emmaus, PA, Rodale, 2003.
Bibliography: p. 632-633.
SB453.D338 2003 <SciRR>
See particularly Vegetables, p. 182-305; Herbs, p. 308-324; Fruits, p. 326-387.
The Edible garden. In The American Horticultural Society gardening
manual. New York, Dorling Kindersley, 2000.
SB453.A67 2000 <SciRR>
Growing plants for food. In Reader’s Digest new illustrated guide
to gardening. Pleasantville, NY, Reader’s Digest, c2000. p. 340-461.
SB453.R365 2000 <SciRR>
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Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which works on
kitchen gardens and gardening can be located in Library catalogs,
include the following:
VEGETABLES See also individual crops, e.g., TOMATOES, CORN, HERBS, etc.
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Bartley, Jennifer R. Designing the new kitchen garden: an American
potager handbook. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2006. 222 p.
Bibliography: p. 211-213.
SB324.3.B38 2006 <SciRR>
The Big book of kitchen gardens. Alexandria, VA, Time-Life Books,
c1999. 335 p.
Biggs, Matthew, Jekka McVicar, and Bob Flowerdew. Vegetables,
herbs & fruit: an illustrated encyclopedia. San Diego, CA,
Laurel Glen Pub., c2002. 640 p.
Bibliography: p. 626.
SB320.9.B54 2002 <SciRR>
Coleman, Eliot. Four-season harvest: organic vegetables from
your home garden all year around. White River Junction, VT, Chelsea
Green Pub., c1999. 234 p.
Rev. ed. of The new organic grower’s four-season harvest, c1992.
Bibliography: p. 224-227.
Courtier, Jane, and Fern Marshall Bradley. Vegetable gardening,
from planting to picking: the complete guide to creating a bountiful
garden. Pleasantville, NY, Reader’s Digest, c2006. 288 p.
SB321.C823 2006 <SciRR>
Denckla, Tanya. The gardener’s A-Z guide to growing organic
food. 2nd ed. North Adams, MA, Storey Books, c2003. 485 p.
Rev. ed. of her The organic gardener’s home reference, c1994.
Bibliography: p. 433-451.
SB324.3.D47 2003 <SciRR>
Growing fruits and vegetables organically: the complete guide
to a great-tasting, more bountiful, problem-free harvest. Edited
by Jean M. A. Nick and Fern Marshall Bradley. Emmaus, PA, Rodale
Press; New York, distributed in the book trade by St. Martin’s
Press, c1994. 532 p.
Hirsch, David P. The Moosewood Restaurant kitchen garden:
creative gardening for the adventurous cook. Rev. ed. Berkeley, CA, Ten
Speed Press, c2005. 294 p.
Bibliography: p. 287-289.
McGrath, Michael. Kitchen garden A to Z: growing, harvesting, buying, storing.
New York, H. N. Abrams, 2004.
Bibliography: p. 160.
Michalak, Patricia S., and Cass Peterson. Vegetables. Emmaus,
PA, Rodale Press; New York, distributed in the book trade by St.
Martin’s Press, c1993. 159 p.
Rodale’s successful organic gardening.
Miller, Crow, and Elizabeth Miller. Organic gardening: a
comprehensive guide to chemical-free growing. Foster City, CA, IDG Books Worldwide,
c2000. 338 p.
SB453.5.M553 2000 <SciRR>
Nardozzi, Charlie, and the editors of the National Gardening
Association. Vegetable gardening for dummies. Foster City, CA,
IDG Books Worldwide, c1999. 356 p.
Bibliography: p. 338.
Pavord, Anna. The new kitchen garden. London, New York, Dorling
Kindersley, 1996. 208 p.
Bibliography: p. 200.
SB321.P4 1996 <SciRR>
Smith, Edward C. The vegetable gardener’s bible: discover
Ed’s high-yield W-O-R-D system for all North American gardening
regions. Pownal, VT, Storey Books, c2000. 309 p.
SB324.3.S62 2000 <SciRR>
Thompson, Sylvia Vaughn Sheekman. The kitchen garden. New York,
Bantam Books, 1995. 389 p.
Bibliography: p. 377-378.
White, Hazel, and Janet H. Sanchez. The edible garden. Menlo
Park, CA, Sunset Pub. Corp., c2005. 192 p.
SB453.W4267 2005 <SciRR>
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Fruits, Berries, Nuts and Vines
Bowling, Barbara L. The berry grower’s companion. Portland, OR,
Timber Press, 2000. 284 p.
Bibliography: p. 267-271.
SB381.B68 2000 <SciRR>
Otto, Stella. The backyard berry book: a hands-on guide to growing berries,
brambles, and vine fruit in the home garden. Maple City, MI, OttoGraphics,
c1995. 284 p.
Bibliography: p. 270-272.
Trehane, Jennifer. Blueberries, cranberries and other vacciniums. Portland,
OR, Timber Press, c2004. 256 p.
Bibliography: p. 249-250.
SB386.B7T74 2004 <SciRR>
Basic composting: all the skills and tools you need to get started. Edited by Eric Ebeling and others. Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books,
c2003. 87 p.
Bibliography: p. 87.
Carroll, Steven B., and Steven D. Salt. Ecology for gardeners. Portland,
OR, Timber Press, 2004. 328 p.
Bibliography: p. 290-291.
QH541.5.G37C27 2004 <SciRR>
Cloyd, Raymond A., Philip L. Nixon, and Nancy R. Pataky. IPM for
gardeners: a guide to integrated pest management. Portland, OR, Timber Press, c2004.
Bibliography: p. 171-172.
SB603.5.C58 2004 <SciRR>
Grissell, Eric. Insects and gardens: in pursuit of a garden ecology. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2001. 345 p.
Bibliography: p. 327-330.
SF517.G75 2001 <SciRR>
Heiser, Charles B. Weeds in my garden: observations on some misunderstood
plants. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2003. 247 p.
Bibliography: p. 223-227.
SB611.H39 2003 <SciRR>
Ingham, Elaine R. The compost tea brewing manual. Eugene, OR, Unisun
Communications, in association with the Sustainable Studies Institute,
2000. 59 p.
“An educational outreach of SoilFoodweb Inc.”
Bibliography: p. 58-59.
Lord, Tony. The encyclopedia of planting combinations: the ultimate visual
guide to successful plant harmony. Toronto, Buffalo, Firefly, 2002. 416 p.
SB473.L6555 2002 <SciRR>
Spedding, C. R. W., and Geoffrey Spedding. The natural history of a garden. Portland, OR Timber Press, 2003.
Bibliography: p. 238.
QH541.5.G37S64 2003 <SciRR>
Stell, Elizabeth. Secrets to great soil: a grower’s guide to composting,
mulching, and creating healthy, fertile soil for your garden and lawn. Pownal,
VT, Storey Pub., c1998. 215 p.
Bibliography: p. 206-207.
S596.75.S74 1998 <SciRR>
Turner, Carole B. Seed sowing and saving: step-by step techniques for
collecting and growing more than 100 vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Pownal, VT, Storey
Communications, c1998. 217 p.
Bibliography: p. 208.
SB324.75.T87 1998 <SciRR>
Coulter, Lynn. Gardening with heirloom seeds: tried-and-true flowers,
fruits, and vegetables for a new generation. Chapel Hill, University
of North Carolina Press, c2006. 316 p.
Bibliography: p. 303-304.
SB117.C74 2006 <SciRR>
Creasy, Rosalind. The edible heirloom garden. Boston, Periplus Editions, 1999.
Male, Carolyn J. 100 heirloom tomatoes for the American garden. New York, Workman,
c1999. 246 p.
SB349.M356 1999 <SciRR>
Stickland, Sue. Heirloom vegetables: a home gardener’s guide
to finding and growing vegetables from the past. New York, Fireside Books,
1998. 191 p.
Stuart, David C. Gardening with heirloom plants. Pleasantville, NY,
Reader’s Digest Assoc., 1997. 160 p.
Taylor’s guide to heirloom vegetables. Edited by Ben Watson. Boston,
Houghton Mifflin, 1996. 343 p.
SB324.73.T38 1996 <SciRR>
Weaver, William Woys. Heirloom vegetable gardening: a master
guide to planting, growing, seed saving, and cultural history. New
York, Henry Holt and Company, 1997. 439 p.
Bibliography: p. 395-409.
SB324.73.W43 1997 <SciRR>
Yepsen, Roger B. A celebration of heirloom vegetables: growing
and cooking old-time varieties. New York, Artisan, 1998. 192 p.
Tucker, Arthur O., and Thomas DeBaggio. The big book of
herbs: a comprehensive illustrated reference to herbs of flavor
fragrance. Loveland, CO, Interweave Press, c2000. 688 p.
Bibliography: p. 616-679.
SB351.H5T777 2000 <SciRR>
Lanza, Patricia. Lasagna gardening with herbs: enjoy fresh
flavor, fragrance, and beauty with no digging, no tilling,
no weeding, no kidding! Emmaus, PA, Rodale, c2004. 278 p.
Bibliography: p. 269-270.
Lima, Patrick. Herbs, the complete gardener’s guide. Willowdale, ON,
Firefly, 2001. 222 p.
SB351.H5L562 2001 <SciRR>
History of Kitchen Gardening
The Country house kitchen garden, 1600-1960: how produce
was grown and how it was used. Edited by C. Anne Wilson. London, Sutton
Pub., in association with National Trust Enterprises, c1998. 212
p. (Food and society, 10)
Based on papers from the Tenth Leeds Symposium on Food History, April 1995.
Bibliography: p. 195-197.
Davies, Jennifer. The Victorian kitchen garden. New York, W.
W. Norton, c1987. 160 p.
Bibliography: p. 156.
Harrison, Lorraine. The Shaker book of the garden: with a facsimile of
the original Gardener’s manual of 1843. Hauppauge, NY, Barron’s, 2004.
Reprint of The Gardener’s manual in pocket of book.
Pennington, Susan. Feast your eyes: the unexpected beauty
of vegetable gardens. Edited by Ann C. Easterling. Berkeley, University
of California Press, in association with Smithsonian Institution
Traveling Exhibition Service, c2002. 142 p.
Bibliography: p. 133-135.
Stuart, David C. The kitchen garden: a historical guide to traditional
crops. London, R. Hale, 1984. 270 p.
Bibliography: p. 257-260.
SB320.8.E85S77 1984 <SciRR>
Tucker, David. M. Kitchen gardening in America: a history. Ames,
Iowa State University Press, 1993. 205 p.
Bibliography: p. 179-200.
SB320.6.T83 1993 <SciRR>
Kitchen Gardening in Containers
Atha, Antony. The container kitchen garden. London, Collins & Brown;
New York, Distributed in the United States and Canada by Sterling Pub., 2000.
SB418.A84 2000 <SciRR>
Crandall, Chuck, and Barbara Crandall. Movable harvests: fruits, vegetables,
berries, the simplicity & bounty of container gardens. Shelburne, VT, Chapters;
Buffalo, NY, Trade distribution in the U.S. by Firefly Books, c1995. 128 p.
Bibliography: p. 122.
Guerra, Michael. The edible container garden: growing fresh
food in small spaces. New York, Simon & Schuster, c2000. 159 p.
Bibliography: p. 155-156.
McGee, Rose Marie Nichols, and Maggie Stuckey. McGee & Stuckey’s
the bountiful container: a container garden of vegetables, herbs,
fruits and edible flowers. New York, Workman Pub., c2002. 432 p.
Pleasant, Barbara, Doreen Howard, and Betty Mackey. Container gardens. Minnetonka,
MN, National Home Gardening Club, c1997. 152 p.
Bibliography: p. 145.
Kitchen Gardening with Children
Brennan, Georgeanne, and Ethel Brennan, with Marcel Barchechat
and the East Bay French-American School. The children’s kitchen
garden: a book of gardening, cooking, and learning. Berkeley, CA,
Ten Speed Press, c1997. 146 p.
Bibliography: p. 141.
Creasey, Rosalind. Blue potatoes, orange tomatoes: how to
grow a rainbow garden. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books for Children,
c1994. 40 p.
Hardesty, Constance. Grow your own pizza! gardening plans and recipes for
kids. Golden, CO, Fulcrum Kids, c2000. 128 p.
Bibliography: p. 127.
Kuhn, Dwight. More than just a vegetable garden. Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
Silver Press, c1990. 40 p.
Lerner, Carol. My backyard garden. New York, Morrow Junior Books, c1998. 48 p.
Lovejoy, Sharon. Roots, shoots, buckets & boots: gardening
together with children. New York, Workman Pub., c1999. 159 p.
Bibliography: p. 158-159.
Richardson, Beth. Gardening with children. Newtown, CT, Taunton
Press, 1998. 153 p.
Waters, Marjorie. The Victory garden kid’s book. Rev. ed.
Old Saybrook, CT, Globe Pequot Press, c1994. 148 p.
Of Historical Interest
Bailey, L. H. The principles of vegetable-gardening. New York, The Macmillan
Company, 1901. 458 p. (The Rural Science series, edited by L. H. Bailey)
American books on vegetable gardening: p. 244-263.
Recent experiment station publications relating to vegetable gardening: p. 263-270.
The Complete kitchen and fruit gardener. Philadelphia, T. B.
Peterson, 1851. 118 p.
Hedrick, U. P. Cyclopedia of hardy fruits. New York, The Macmillan Company,
1922. 370 p.
M’Mahon, Bernard. American gardener’s calendar. 11th ed. Philadelphia,
J. B. Lippincott, 1857. 637 p.
SB93.M16 1857 <SciRR>
Rogers, John. The vegetable cultivator: containing a plain and accurate
description of all the different species and varieties of culinary vegetables... . 2nd
ed. London, Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1843. 343 p.
Phillips, Henry. The companion for the kitchen garden. London,
H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831. 2 v.
Putnam, Jean-Marie. Gardens for victory. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company,
1942. 221 p.
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Dissertations may be identified by using online resources or the following
indexes located in the Main Reading Room. Consult any reference
librarian about options. Some dissertations may be available in
full text through electronic resources on public terminals at the
Library of Congress.
Comprehensive Dissertation Index. Supplement (1973- annual)
Dissertation Abstracts International (1938- monthly)
Z5053.D57 and Electronic format
Digital Dissertations (1980- )
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Bomford, Michael K. Yield, pest density, and tomato flavor effects
of companion planting in garden-scale studies incorporating tomato, basil,
and Brussels sprout. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2005.
UMI publication number AAT 3156337 <MicRR>
Collation of the original: 121 p.
Thesis (doctoral)--West Virginia University, 2004.
Damrow, Christine B. “Every child in a garden:” radishes,
avocado pits, and the education of American children in the twentieth
century. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2005.
UMI publication number AAT 3186174 <MicRR>
Collation of the original: 400 p.
Thesis (doctoral)--University of Wisconsin, 2005.
Dillon, Clarissa Flint. “A large, an useful, and a grateful field.” Eighteenth
century kitchen gardens in southeastern Pennsylvania, the uses of the plants,
and their place in women’s work. (Volumes I and II). Ann Arbor, MI, UMI,
UMI publication number AAT 9004053 <MicRR>
Collation of the original: 697 p.
Thesis (doctoral)--Bryn Mawr College, 1986.
Hammetter, John Thomas. Gardening and meaningful lives: an ethnography
of Milwaukee-area residential vernacular gardeners. AnnArbor, MI, UMI, 2002.
UMI publication number AAT 3050530 <MicRR>
Collation of the original: 413 p.
Thesis (doctoral)--Northwestern University, 2002.
Liu, Jing Yu. A vegetable garden plan for a family of four. Ann Arbor, MI,
UMI publication number AAT 1399418 <MicRR>
Collation of the original: 129 p.
Thesis (masters)--Mississippi State University, 2000.
Mohan, Soumya. An assessment of the ecological and socioeconomic benefits
provided by homegardens: a case study of Kerala, India. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2004.
UMI publication number AAT 3158840 <MicRR>
Collation of the original: 133 p.
Thesis (doctoral)--University of Florida, 2004.
Nickerson, Virginia. Continuity and resistance: Central Vermont farmers’ motivations
for cultivating heirloom vegetables. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 2006.
UMI publication number AAT 3208526 <MicRR>
Collation of the original: 277 p.
Thesis (doctoral)--University of Michigan, 2006.
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ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES that index relevant journal articles
and other literature are listed below. Consult a reference librarian
for the location and format of abstracting and indexing services.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Biological and Agricultural Index (1916- )
Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index
Z5073.A46 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic Resource
General Science Index (1978- )
Z5851.E62 <SciRR A&I>
General Science Full Text
Gerritsen’s Women’s History
Horticultural Abstracts (1981- )
SB1.H65 <SciRR A&I>
Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature (1900- )
A13.R48 <BusRR> and Electronic Resource
Readers’ Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)
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Journals that often contain articles relevant to kitchen gardens include
|The American Gardener
|Flower & Garden Magazine
|The Herb Companion
|The Herb Quarterly
|House & Garden
|Journal of Agricultural & Food Information
||Online at http://www.kitchengardeners.org
||(not in LC collections)
|Mother Earth News
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Bhardwaj, Harbans L. Muskmelon and sweet corn production with legume
cover crops. HortScience, v. 41, Aug. 2006: 1222-1225.
Burton, Bonnie. Beauty of the beets. Organic gardening, v. 52, Oct./Nov. 2005:
Chandoha, Walter. Grow and sell heirloom tomatoes. Mother earth
Dec./Jan. 2007: 73-77.
Damrosch, Barbara. A shrinking homegrown crop. KGI newsletter, Sept.
Online at http://www.kitchengardeners.org
Fischer, Thomas. Fields of greens. Horticulture, v. 97, Jul./Aug. 2000:
Hall, Doug. A fall vegetable garden for children: planting activities
that can be done in
August. Flower & garden magazine, v. 38, Aug./Sept. 1994: 48.
Halloran, Kathleen. A bed of mixed greens. Herb companion, v. 19, Jan.
Heirloom vegetable seeds. Better homes & gardens, v. 81, Mar. 2003:
McWilliams, James E. “To forward well-flavored productions:” the
kitchen garden in early New England. New England quarterly, v. 77, Mar. 2004:
Ogden, Shepherd. Creating a kitchen garden from scratch. American
gardener, v. 85, Mar./Apr. 2006: 38-42.
Paul, Lindsay C., and James D. Metzger. Impact of vermicompost on vegetable
transplant quality. HortScience,
v. 40, Dec. 2005: 2020-2023.
Pelczar, Rita. Managing your load with wheelbarrows and garden carts. American
gardener, v. 85, Nov./Dec. 2006: 50-51.
Volkening, Tom. Seed Savers Exchange. Journal of agricultural & food
information, v. 7, no. 2/3, 2006: 3-15.
Weaver, William Woys. The joy of kitchen gardens. Organic gardening, v. 49, May/June 2002: 20-25.
Weaver, William Woys. Three rare beans: plant these exceptional beans
now to add color and zip to midsummer meals. Mother earth news, Apr./May
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Selected Materials available in the Science Reading Room
pamphlet boxes include the following:
Allen, Kimberley Jordan. Edible history: discovering the benefits
of heirloom fruits and vegetables. E magazine, v. 16, May/June 2005:
Campbell, Susan. The genesis of Queen Victoria’s great new kitchen
garden. Garden history, v. 12, autumn 1984: 100-119.
Downing, A. J. Okra, and the science of soups. The Horticulturist, v. 2, Sept. 1847: 118-121.
Favretti, Rudy. Colonial gardens. Arnoldia, v. 31, July 1971: 154-171.
Growing it all. Organic gardening, v. 53, Aug./Sept. 2006: 30-31.
Jackson, Barbara-Jean. Heirloom tomatoes. Prairie garden annual, 2007:
Jordan, Jennifer A. The heirloom tomato as cultural object: investigating
taste and space. Sociologia ruralis, v. 47, Jan. 2007: 20-41.
Kingsnorth, Paul. Green fingers: gardening in tiny spaces. The
Ecologist, v. 37, Feb. 2007: 64-65.
Kitchen Gardeners International newsletter. Scarborough, ME, July 2006.
Newbury, Umut. 2,657 ‘new’ vegetable varieties! Mother
earth news, Oct./Nov. 2006: 26.
Smith, Miranda. Dare to dig in: a guide for beginning gardeners. Mother
earth news, June/July 2005: 64-71.
Weaver, William Woys. ‘Yokohama Squash’: enjoy the buttery-rich
flavor and floral fragrance of this heirloom variety. Mother earth
news, Feb./Mar. 2005: 35-40.
Young, Emily. Julia’s kitchen garden: an interview with Julia
Child and Sydney Baumgartner. Garden design, Nov./Dec. 2002: 24-27.
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Block Style Layout in a Raised Bed
Advice on close-row planting, from Colorado State University Extension Service.
A good site for all types of garden information; includes Garden Watchdog for
a directory, and ratings of vendors.
A gardening Weblog from a group of writing gardeners.
Garden Web Forums: Kitchen Gardens
A variety of forums for discussion of most aspects of vegetable growing.
Growing Vegetables Organically
From the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Experimental Sciences.
Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky
See also GardenData.org for answers to questions about gardening in this geographical
area; from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
Home Vegetable Gardening in New Mexico
Advice from New Mexico State University Extension Service.
Advice on many kitchen gardening topics, from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Michigan Blueberry Facts
Vegetable Gardening Information
Information on gardening from the University of California Cooperative Extension.
Vegetable Growing Guides
A variety of guides, from Cornell University.
Watch Your Garden Grow
Guide to growing, storing and preparing vegetables, from the University of
The Heirloom Vegetable Gardener’s Assistant
In addition to information on growing heirloom vegetables, this site has a
list of public gardens that display them and a helpful collection of seed sources.
From Clemson University Home & Garden Information Center.
Vegetables and Fruits:
A Guide to Heirloom Varieties and Community-Based Stewardship
By Suzanne DeMuth, National Agricultural Library.
Kitchen Garden History
The magazine of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University.
Chelsea Physic Garden
Core Historical Literature of Agriculture, Mann Library, Cornell University
Electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth
century and the middle to late twentieth century.
Gardens and Grounds at Monticello
Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg
Harvest of Freedom: the History of Kitchen Gardens in America
Well-illustrated introduction to the history of kitchen gardening, from Cornell
University Mann Library, with suggestions for further research, and links
to digital resources, CHLA (Core Historical Literature of Agriculture) and
HEARTH (Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History).
Heirloom Gardening at Old Sturbridge Village
Pounder Heritage Vegetable Garden, at Cornell University
Kitchen Gardening in Containers
Container Vegetable Garden
Gardening guide from the BBC.
Container Vegetable Gardening
From Ohio State University.
Growing Vegetables in Containers
From Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Vegetable Gardening in Containers
Advice from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service.
Vegetable Gardening in Containers
From Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Kitchen Gardening with Children
The Edible Schoolyard, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Berkeley,
Gardening with Children: Plant a Fresh Salad Bowl, from the BBC
Growing in the Garden: K-3 Curriculum, Kids and Gardening
From Iowa State University Extension.
The Ithaca Children’s Garden
kidsgardening.org, from the National Gardening Association
Plant a Garden Salad, from Scholastic.com
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
Associations and Organizations
Kitchen Gardeners International
Non-profit global network celebrating home grown foods and promoting their
role in a sustainable and secure food system.
National Garden Association
Walled Kitchen Garden Network
Informal UK group of national organizations and individual experts; maintains
a list of gardens to visit.
A Few Selected Sources for Kitchen Garden Seeds and Plants
See Garden Watchdog at http://davesgarden.com/gwd/ for
more information and additional sources.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds http://www.rareseeds.com/
Bountiful Gardens http://www.bountifulgardens.org/
Heirloom Seeds http://www.heirloomseeds.com/
J.L. Hudson, Seedsman http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/
John Scheepers http://www.kitchengardenseeds.com
Native Seeds http://www.nativeseeds.org/
Renee’s Garden http://www.reneesgarden.com/
Seed Savers Exchange http://www.seedsavers.org/
Seeds of Change http://www.seedsofchange.com/home.aspx
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange http://www.southernexposure.com/index.html
Sustainable Seed Company http://sustainableseedco.com/heirloom-vegetable-seeds
Territorial Seed Company http://www.territorial-seed.com/stores/1/index.cfm
Trees of Antiquity http://www.treesofantiquity.com/index.php?main_page=index
Underwood Gardens http://underwoodgardens.com/
Victory Seed Company http://www.victoryseeds.com/