The Kitchen Garden with Jennifer Bartley

Who doesn’t love vegetable soup or a great salad? It’s even better when the ingredients are harvested from a garden of your own design, one that’s beautiful as well as productive. Join Jennifer in learning how to nurture, prepare and consume fresh produce. It may positively impact your whole life!

Jennifer Bartley

Meet Jennifer

Jennifer Bartley is a registered landscape architect and founder of the design firm, American Potager. She creates gardens that feed the soul as well as the stomach, convinced that borrowing the design and seasonal philosophy of the French potager can transform our properties into productive havens- harvest some flat leaf parsley, pick a few tomatoes and then spend the rest of the afternoon in the garden watching the bees pollinate the lavender and the hummingbirds flutter above the scarlet runner beans. She is working on her second book for Timber Press entitled, Seasonal Harvest.

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Those Cute White Butterflies
Container of Culinary Herbs
Edible, Evergreen and Ornamental
Designing with Herbs
Dinner? Something With Spinach
Delectable Cherimoya
Planting the Spring Garden
Sow Spring Salad Greens Now
Grow Citrus Trees in Pots
Take Stock then Prepare Beds
Starting Seeds Indoors
Craft an Easy Container for Artichokes
To Do: Plant Garlic. Make Pumpkin Soup
Ohio was Warm and Sunny so I Went South for Cold and Rain
Green Tomatoes, Asters and Goldenrod
Voracious Praying Mantis
Real Tex-Mex Pico de Gallo
Keep the Good and Rip Out the Bad
Sustainable Edible Garden Design
Edible Shrubs at the Brine Garden
Or, We Could Just Eat In…
Pickle Insecurity
Zucchini Heaven
This is Not the Year of the Tomato
Cold Climate Kitchen Garden
An Alaskan Kitchen Garden
It’s An Outdoor Room Alright…
Let Some Things Go To Seed
Heirlooms Tell a Story
A Peek at my Brother’s Garden
My Broccoli is Blooming!
Purple, Orange and Green Cauliflower
Time to Plant Warm Season Vegetables… Almost.
Slow Food. Slow Garden.
Oh, Green Garlic…
What About Tomato Cages?
I Think My Lavender is Dead
I Just Planted Dandelions
Plant Peas When the Daffodils Bloom
Flowers That Attract Beneficial Insects
Make Room for Asparagus, Rhubarb, Blueberries and Currants
Plant the Kitchen Garden Near the Kitchen
Time to order seeds: vegetables, herbs and flowers
What is a potager?
Evergreens for winter color
Window Boxes in Brooklyn
What grows in chilly weather?
Basil: Use it now, freeze for later or preserve by drying
Why I plant poisonous plants in the kitchen garden
Chives: Pretty in the Border
Harvesting Garlic
Growing Soil
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tdoggwolf: 09/13/2014, 6:21 AM

I have been using this product for years. It is easy to use and there’s no danger of burning the plant. I’ve put it in the hole when planting and also have mixed it into the top layer of soil. The small granules provide a steady release of nutrients.

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AngelaQuinn: 05/21/2014, 5:52 PM

Your pots look lovely!  Happy Spring!

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Fishingriver: 03/27/2014, 4:49 PM

After living in our 100+ year old house for 13 years and staring out that kitchen window every day (we do have a lovely river and forest view) my husband built a window shelf just under neath and outside the kitchen window. What took us so long? It was great; basil, dill, oregano, parsley and here came the butterflies. This winter, we filled the empty shelf with birdseed for another bonus; all the birdies up close and personal to the window. if you think you don’t have a place , think again

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bltgrpg: 02/27/2014, 2:31 PM

I am really interested in how you set up your spread sheet!  I have 50-60 roses and have done a terrible job keeping track of them and the treatment I give them.  I’d love to see how you set up your spread sheet to see if that will help me keep track of mine!  If you can share, it would be appreicated.

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goverhorticu: 11/25/2013, 8:01 AM

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goverhorticu: 11/25/2013, 8:00 AM

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goverdubai: 08/09/2013, 6:43 AM

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goverdubai: 08/09/2013, 6:42 AM

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Mammatweet: 08/03/2013, 11:45 AM

Mine is doing this Will my plant ever produce normal zucchinis?

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adelaroger: 07/11/2013, 2:00 AM

I am really very happy because I have just planted some Ruby Perfection seedlings in my garden because I love to see coleslaw made with red cabbage.
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adelaroger: 07/11/2013, 1:56 AM

Flowering in the kitchen garden looks great.I always take care of my plants and flowers of the kitchen.landscape gardening brisbane

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adelaroger: 06/19/2013, 7:22 AM

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Bedstemor: 05/30/2013, 1:28 PM

this was posted close to a year ago, did it work?  I have just moved 1 1/2 years ago and having a terrible problem with flies.  Last year, I could have sworn they were nesting in my house I had so many.  I think I am going to try this.

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katcorby: 05/18/2013, 8:20 AM

Im am literlly going insain.Im in Florida.Im doing the organic no pesticide thing.But it seems like there should be one certain way to get rid of these demons.I just read an article that a woman planted lots of marigolds for bugs and the next day and every day after that they destryed them also.I thought marigolds were good to repel bugs as basil and geraniums and lemon grass,tansy which I have all and the critters Im am getting fed up.Which is the best method to get rid of all these?I found a row of little orange balls in a line on my desert rose plants.Is that from a moth?Laying its eggs Iam so mad I put alot of hard work in all these plants.I only have 2 container tomatoes with 6 tomatoes.I thought cool I did it.But I looked out today as I do 3 times a day and one tomatoe was cracked.Also Im a newbe how do I recieve anwser from my post?Email? thank you hope you can help me I have no one else but my computerKathi

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katcorby: 05/18/2013, 7:55 AM

Hi,Im new to this site and I love it.My name is Kathi and I have a ton of container plants.Desert roses,lots of Plumerias and 15 cuttings Im starting.I have every herb and sun impatients too long to list.Im worried oh and hot peppers and tomatoes.But the bugs are starting to eat my leaves.Ive done the soap and water.Have you ever heard of dr.Braders book on grocery store items to use in the garden?I was wondering if it is all true.My main question.Im a widow 53 yrs old and I am doing all this by myself its my life but I am getting a bit overwhelmed.This for that this bug stuff will kill this.So I went totally organic.I have 5 compost bins made from trash cans that now Im having a problem turning them to rotate because of my back.The water problem,I live in Florida yes we do also have water restrictions.Are those barrels expensive?????I wouldnt even know where to buy one.Do they sell them at home depot?Its just what I need but Im on a very restricted income since my husband died a year and half ago.I have been putting kitchen trash cans under my spouts for water but you know what that does mosquitos.Its bad enough I have to deal with fire ants and black ants dont need mosquitoes.Listerine has been taken care of that problem well sorry this was so long.But I dont have any friends here yet.Just moved here for my Mom and Dad from Sarasota and Im working on building up some garden friends.Thank you I hope to here from you soon with some anwsers that would be great,KLathi

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not2rest: 03/08/2013, 11:47 AM

it works and i have noticed a simple garden hose coiled up and left out fools the sparrows but i have to re loca

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elswithp: 11/20/2012, 11:28 AM

I also had an over abundance of little green tomatoes (miniature Romas). I ended up making Green Tomato Jam - a sweet jam perfect for on top of toast, or added to home-made yogurt. Easy recipe, too.
Green Tomato Jam
3 cups green tomatoes chopped fine
1/2 cup lemon juice
7 1/2 cups sugar
2 Certo pectin in pouches
Cook tomatoes, lemon juice and sugar until rapidly boil. Add Certo. Return to full boil and boil hard 1 minute. Fill jars and process in water bath for 10 minutes

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tinaintulsa: 05/28/2012, 7:15 PM

I have tried to grow some garlic but I don’t quite know when they have matured any info would grateful, Thank you Tina