What is a kitchen garden? It's vegetables and fruits, herbs and flowers, paths, structures, and décor. It's the farmland of the backyard. The kitchen garden links us to our heritage and our environment, to the past and the future. Kim Nelson's Southwest Kitchen Garden takes readers from garden to table with a delicious blend of engaging prose and practical information, including: • Design and layout of the garden • Choosing herbs, flowers, and vegetables • Planting schedules • Harvesting and preparation, including recipes Accompanied by Cynthia Miller's fresh and vibrant illustrations, Southwest Kitchen Garden will help you create a bountiful backyard farm. 50 illustrations.