We try our best not to be as ornery as Mr. McGregor, but we do appreciate his reverence for the patch of carefully cultivated land known as the kitchen garden. What better place to expend your precious energy stores than in a productive garden that’s just outside your door?
This week we’re exploring kitchen garden design, divulging tips for getting an edible garden to look beautiful, as well as getting down and dirty with a no-dig gardener who says the key to a productive kitchen garden is to leave well enough alone. Read on for a taste of what’s to come:
- Is there anything more satisfying than a perfectly symmetrical kitchen garden? Erin talks us through Richard Miers’ elegant kitchen garden design in Surrey, England in this week’s Landscape Architect Visit.
- Kendra digs in with no-dig British gardener Charles Dowding during a Garden Visit to his abundant vegetable plot.
- Meredith rounds up a collection of outdoor utility sinks from the Gardenista Photo Gallery–good for inspiration seekers and for those plotting the next place to rinse the dirt from their carrots.
- Ellen Jenkins returns and yanks us up out of the dirt as she explores the pros and cons of asphalt shingles in our latest Hardscaping 101 post.
- Leave it to Meredith to spot yet another well-appointed garden shed. Explore the full project in Friday’s Outbuilding of the Week.