The Kitchen Garden

Sowing, growing and cooking for the garden enthusiast


An artfully illustrated guide to edible plants with simple, practical techniques and recipes for the home gardener/cook.


ISBN: 9781760762322 Categories: ,

Lucy Mora


Focusing on plants destined for the dinner plate, The Kitchen Garden is an illustrated guide to growing edible plants from sowing to harvesting. Learn when to sow, what to grow and how to make your delicious harvest into a meal.

The book features fifty-five plant profiles ranging from the everyday to the utterly unique, from broccoli to cape gooseberries. Each profile has a hero illustration and an easy-to-comprehend table detailing the most important information: when to sow and harvest; growing time; space needed between plants; optimal soil pH; whether the plant will tolerate pots and frost; and each plant’s companions and dislikes.

A planting chart summarising the most useful information from the plant profiles is also included, along with guidance on the different climate zones and how best to start your kitchen garden. With an emphasis on seasons rather than months, the book is a beautiful and practical gift for a garden enthusiast, whether they live in the northern or southern hemisphere.

Series description:
Gardens are an endless supply of bounty. Many of our everyday needs can be met with a garden. This new series, referencing seasons rather than months, works with authors and illustrators to offer practical information in an original package on how to cultivate, grow, pick, treat, heal, observe, preserve and learn from the garden.

Series includes:
The Preserving Garden (2023)
The Picking Garden (2024)
The Medicinal Garden (2025)

*Ebook available through all major etailers*

Additional information

Weight 924 g
Dimensions 20 x 25.5 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 28 June 2022
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Dimensions 20 x 25.5 cm
Weight 924 g


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In 2014 Melbourne illustrator Lucy Mora came across a charming 1870s cottage in Newstead, Central Victoria and decided to move there with her husband and dog. It was there that she discovered her love for growing produce and preserving. Her kitchen is lined with Fowlers jars of preserved fruits and vegetables reminiscent of her childhood. Lucy has transformed the 'mow and blow' garden she inherited into a garden full of vegetables, perennials and cornucopian charm.