Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces [NOOK Book]

Overview

Growing a handful of herbs and edible flowers adds sparkle to dozens of meals year-round. Fortunately for us, these plants are not fussy. They’re simple to grow and will fit into any space you can provide, including a crack in a broken patio stone, the step next to your front door, or a windowsill. In Easy Growing, Gayla Trail—author of Grow Great Grub and creator of the top online gardening community, YouGrowGirl.com—shares the tips, ideas, ...
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Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces

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Overview

Growing a handful of herbs and edible flowers adds sparkle to dozens of meals year-round. Fortunately for us, these plants are not fussy. They’re simple to grow and will fit into any space you can provide, including a crack in a broken patio stone, the step next to your front door, or a windowsill. In Easy Growing, Gayla Trail—author of Grow Great Grub and creator of the top online gardening community, YouGrowGirl.com—shares the tips, ideas, and know-how you need to raise delicious organic edibles wherever you can squeeze in a planter.
 
Herbs give big rewards with a small amount of work—even the most inexperienced, space-strapped gardener will have success. This handbook includes:


   • Guidance on choosing the right plants, designing dazzling in-ground gardens and striking edible containers, and growing herbs indoors year-round
   • Ins and outs of growing fifty different plants and hundreds of varieties, from warm and aromatic Mojito mint to peppery nasturtium flowers, from fruity lemon verbena to exotic cinnamon basil, and more
   • Handy tricks for winterizing plants and extending the outdoor growing period
   • Simple recipes for cooking with and preserving your harvest: Herb-Encrusted Goat Cheese; Homegrown Bloody Mary Mix; Lavender Shortbread; Orange, Rosemary, and Honey Ice Cream
   • Upcycling projects based on reusable materials
 
Perfect for novice gardeners and longtime enthusiasts looking for inspiration, Easy Growing is a fun, power-packed resource for creating a delicious herb garden anywhere.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Editorial Reviews

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Gardening blogger and author (Grow Great Grub) Gayla Trail wants you to know that not all plants are fussy. To prove her point, she shines the floodlights on fifty different plants and hundreds of varieties of organic herbs and edible flowers. Trail's wealth of knowledge and reader-friendly ways make Easy Growing a pleasure that even frightened novices can enjoy.

Michelle Marozik

Library Journal
02/01/2014
Trail's third book on urban gardening highlights organic gardening in small spaces, creating urban oases with delicious results.
From the Publisher
"Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers for Small Spaces is a scrumptious book. Blogger Gayla Trail, author of You Grow Girl and Grow Great Grub, knows what to share and how to show it so that anyone—from beginners to experienced gardeners—will want to dig right in."
- BookPage
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307953254
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 837,928
  • File size: 38 MB
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Meet the Author

GAYLA TRAIL is the creator of the hit gardening site and online community YouGrowGirl.com. She is a regular contributor to magazines and frequently speaks on urban gardening, ecology, and community at major garden events. Her work as a writer and photographer has appeared in the New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, ReadyMade, Domino, Budget Living, Sierra magazine, Gardening Life, Los Angeles Times, Life magazine, and more. She is the author of Grow Great Grub and You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Section 1 Growing An Herb Garden

Chapter 1 The Pleasure of Herbs and Edible Flowers 12

Chapter 2 Creating an Herb Garden Anywhere 16

Chapter 3 Making It Pretty 28

Chapter 4 Growing Care 38

Chapter 5 Defending the Plot 50

Chapter 6 Making More 62

Chapter 7 Future Fresh 74

Section 2 The Plants

Chapter 8 So Many Herbs, So Little Time 84

Section 3 Keeping Stock: Gather, Preserve, Eat

Chapter 9 Gathering 142

Chapter 10 Herbs: From the Garden to Your Belly 150

Chapter 11 Growing the Pantry: Preserving and Storing Herbs 174

Resources 204

Acknowledgments 205

Index 206

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Wonderful!

    I have quite a few herb gardening books but this turned out to be one of the very best. If you are new at herb gardening, or a seasoned gardener, you will love this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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