How Does Your Garden Grow? - when first published?

This site says this Poirot story first appeared in Ladies Home Journal in Jan 1932.

I have a copy of the June 1935 Ladies Home Journal which has this story - and makes no mention of it having been published before.

Can anyone please confirm the date of the first appearance of this story? 

Thanks in advance!


  • First published in issue 536 of The Strand magazine in August 1935. Can be found in the collection The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories.

    Hope this helps.
  • GKCfanGKCfan Wisconsin, United States
    I think that the website date may need to be corrected.  Based on my preliminary investigation, 1935 does appear to be the premiere publication date, though I cannot make this statement with total certainty.
  • Thanks for the feed back.

    It seems that my Ladies Home Journal of June 1935 is the first appearance of the story, and the Strand Mag August 1935 is the first UK publication.

    Many (but by no mans all)  of her stories were published in magazines in the US before appearing in the UK, so tracking down the true "first" publication can be a little complicated.

    Thanks again for your comments

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