The New Kitchen Garden by Mark Diacono

The New Kitchen Garden – how to grow some of what you eat no matter where you live – by Mark Diacono was published last month by Saltyard Books.  It is a lovely book which speaks of a “quiet revolution” taking place with more and more of us growing at least some of what we eat.

I was thrilled almost beyond measure last summer when Mark contacted me to ask if he could visit my garden to include it in this book.  He came on a glorious sunny late afternoon in August and took some stunning photographs.  We had a great time talking nineteen to the dozen about plants and gardens, what works and what we love most about them.

My garden is one of eleven very different gardens featured.  The others include a gorgeous walled garden in Cornwall, an edible roof garden in Reading, a food forest in London and Mark’s garden at Otter Farm.  These and all the other featured gardens are wonderful and inspirational (I guess even mine!).  It is also now officially Mark’s fault that I have ended up coveting and obtaining even more plants this year since reading the book!

This really is a book to inspire and I heartily recommend it to anyone and everyone with an interest in growing food.  The promotional video on this page shows more of what it is all about.

These are some reminders to me of what the garden looked like back on that sunny afternoon!

DSCN6554 polypatch 1



DSCN6559 flowers aug 14


About Anni Kelsey

I love forest gardens and forest gardening, nature, reading and everything good about being alive. I have written two books - the garden of equal delights (2020) - about the principles and practice of forest gardening; and Edible Perennial Gardening (2014) - about growing perennial vegetables in polycultures, which is basically forest gardening concentrating on the lower layers.
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2 Responses to The New Kitchen Garden by Mark Diacono

  1. Andy says:

    You need to redo your video link 🙂


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