The Beginner's Guide to Edible Herbs: 26 Herbs Everyone Should Grow and Enjoy

The Beginner's Guide to Edible Herbs: 26 Herbs Everyone Should Grow and Enjoy

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by Charles W. G. Smith
     
 

Grow, Eat, and Preserve 26 Herbs

Anise Hyssop
Basil
Bay Laurel
Bee Balm
Borage
Calendula
Caraway
Catnip
Chives
Cilantro & Coriander
Dill
Fennel
Garlic
Hyssop
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Lemon Verbena
Marjoram
Mint
Oregano
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage
Savory
Tarragon
ThymeSee more details below

Overview

Grow, Eat, and Preserve 26 Herbs

Anise Hyssop
Basil
Bay Laurel
Bee Balm
Borage
Calendula
Caraway
Catnip
Chives
Cilantro & Coriander
Dill
Fennel
Garlic
Hyssop
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Lemon Verbena
Marjoram
Mint
Oregano
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage
Savory
Tarragon
Thyme

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Herb gardening provides an easy foray into gardening for cooks, crafters, and the increasing number of people experimenting with growing their own food. These beginning gardeners need direction, and horticulturalist Smith (The Weather-Resilient Garden) provides it in this primer on the most commonly used culinary herbs. A pictorial table of contents, along with the illustrated back cover, provides quick access to the alphabetical entries, which include information on how to grow, harvest, use, and preserve each herb. Recipes and comments on the healing uses of herbs are included, as they are in a plethora of other herb books. Beginners looking for a wider variety of herbs or a broader work that includes cultivating herbs for natural dyes will prefer Jekka McVicar's exemplary The Complete Herb Book, while readers seeking detailed folklore, legends, and historic recipes will enjoy the first American edition of Nancy Arrowsmith's Essential Herbal Wisdom. VERDICT Though not unique, this is a worthwhile introductory work for beginners and those public libraries currently needing an introductory herb book. Recommended.—Bonnie L. Poquette, Milwaukee, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603425285
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
04/17/2010
Pages:
145
Sales rank:
628,287
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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