Kitchen Garden

Shown above is Mary Demeny in her kitchen garden. Creating a kitchen garden can be a daunting task for a beginner. Mary will provide a seminar at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Office on “Kitchen Gardening ... From Conception to Reality.”

The history of kitchen garden designs goes back to medieval times. They were the cloister or courtyard gardens of monasteries or castles. During colonial times, European settlers brought the kitchen garden concept to the United States.

In earlier times, the kitchen garden was located by the back door as it would be handy for every day use and care in addition to providing some protection from two- and four-legged entities.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at

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Gary Miller

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