Way to Grow: The Kitchen Garden

Make sure your fruits and vegetables are fresh -- even organic! -- by growing them yourself.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Going Organic

This productive organic vegetable patch in north London shows that even a small yard in the city offers space for some home-grown fruit and vegetables.

Potager Paradise

Stalks of white and red Swiss chard dominate this colorful potager, where fat pumpkins decorate tall obelisks and pretty flowers attract pollinating insects.

Natural Insulation

These ingenious grass-roofed buildings in Norway offer cheap insulation in the harsh winter months, and food for birds and insects in the summer.

Fall Harvest

This garden at Rofford Manor, Worcestershire, England, shows that self-sufficiency can be beautiful as well as productive. In early fall, the walled garden is alive with color, and bursting with crops ready for harvesting.

Kitchen Bounty

Growing your own veggies is so rewarding and, when you grow your own, you can produce organic vegetables. Rows of lettuce, kale, endive, arugula can be especially beautiful.

Apple a Day

It may take some time for them to produce fruit, but placing fruit trees among other plantings in your garden can offer fruits from your garden labors.

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