Thanks Readers!

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It was only fitting that a few days before Thanksgiving my much labored over new book THE KITCHEN GARDEN GROWERS’ GUIDE: A Practical Vegetable and Herb Garden Encyclopedia was published.

Over the past few years thousands and thousands of readers have visited from all around the world: name a country and you are out there reading and writing in. Of course, most of you are in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain–but I have to say the two summer-squash-growing brothers in Tibet who emailed and the delightful school girl working on a class project sowing runner beans in South Africa are counted among my favorites. I appreciate all of your efforts to make this site better–your comments and questions keep it going and led in great part to this new book.

When I first sat down to write THE KITCHEN GARDEN GROWERS’ GUIDE the idea was to bring into one volume all of the answers to questions I and you have asked about vegetable, herb, and small fruit gardening-kitchen garden growing. While trying to keep up with those of you in the middle of spring planting in Australia and at the very same time hearing from those of you in the midst of fall harvest in Iowa, the book came together page by page, carrot by tomato. It took some time, but here it is. Thanks for reading and thanks for asking for this book! Take it into the garden with you and let me know what you think. Many, many thanks and keep on growing!





Written by Stephen Albert

Stephen Albert is a horticulturist, master gardener, and certified nurseryman who has taught at the University of California for more than 25 years. He holds graduate degrees from the University of California and the University of Iowa. His books include Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, Vegetable Garden Almanac & Planner, Tomato Grower’s Answer Book, and Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide. His Vegetable Garden Grower’s Masterclass is available online. has more than 10 million visitors each year.

How To Grow Tips

How To Grow Tomatoes

How To Grow Peppers

How To Grow Broccoli

How To Grow Carrots

How To Grow Beans

How To Grow Corn

How To Grow Peas

How To Grow Lettuce

How To Grow Cucumbers

How To Grow Zucchini and Summer Squash

How To Grow Onions

How To Grow Potatoes

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The Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide

Seed starting supplies

Seed-Starting Vegetables in January