A History of Kitchen Gardening.
We are always reading about walled kitchen gardens in English literature. This book focuses on the history of these gardens, basing the text around kitchen gardens in the South of England. The author reaches back and gives historical background and sources for the renovations that she describes as she takes us through medieval to modern times. Delightful line drawings throughout, references and notes, glossary, bibliography, and index. Chapters on such topics as the frameyard, pinery, vinery, seed room, potting shed, mushroom house, walls for fruit, and other topics. Are you interested in the history of medicinal herbs? How did new potatoes enter the English diet? Great for food or garden enthusiasts, fact-checking, and just plain fun reading. Frances Lincoln, 2005. 2nd improved edition. Paper. List $29.95. NEW. $20.00