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

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Discover the delicious pleasures of herb gardening!In The Beginner's Guide to Edible Herbs, you'll find complete information on growing, harvesting, preserving, and cooking with 26 of the most popular kitchen herbs, including basil, cilantro, dill, garlic, lavender, lemon balm, oregano, parsley, rosemary, and sage. Beautiful four-color photographs bring every plant to life ...more
Paperback, 145 pages
Published April 17th 2010 by Storey Publishing, LLC (first published 2010)
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The organization was scattered. For example, a useful guide to appropriate pot sizes for various herbs was buried on a page about catnip and only included a handful of herbs. At least for anyone looking to start container gardening, this is not the book for you.

I was able to glean sun/shade and water requirements for most herbs, but I could probably find just as much info on the tag that comes with the plants at the garden center...

(P.S. For anyone interested in knowing which plants pair well t
There is a longer review at my blog.

This is just what it says it is: an excellent beginner's guide, with the 26 herbs arranged in alphabetical order, with information on planting, growing and harvesting them, as well as some recipes and other suggestions for use.
Very informative book on growing, preparing and preserving herbs. This has everything from growing basil to making your own ketchup, herbal jams, herbal teas, flavored sugars and salts! I thought the book was accessible, well organized and the recipes well-written. The informative HERBS AT A GLANCE tables at the back were excellent. I'm adding a couple of new herbs to my herb garden this year based on this book: calendula, caraway, savory, anise hyssop.
Fantastic little herb book. Makes me want to start planting right away. The recipe suggestions: pestos, butters, cheeses, oils, and marinades are inspiring. Good tips on cultivating, propogating, and harvesting, presented in an easily readible concise form. Good to keep handy as a reference.
has all the basic info one would need to plan one's first herb garden. would love to own a copy--but would probably only buy it used. there isn't enough here to justify paying full price for it. lots of pretty pictures, not as much information.
Melissa Jeter
I loved this book. It has inspired me to actually use the herbs in my yard. Teas, jellies, jams, and salts, these are great uses for herbs growing in the garden. What a great way to add flavor to your cooking and enjoyment to your life.
This book had so much useful information in it, and do many different ideas of what you could do with your herbs. I usually grow mint and basil, but I think after reading this I might try adding at least one more herb to my garden.
Good beginner herb book - I knew a lot of this already but nothiing everything. I never seemed to figure out the way it was organized. Wish they had more growing tips instead of so many recipes (though some of them sounded yum).
This book is exactly what it claims to be - a beginner's guide to 26 specific herbs - and has been helpful as I've set up my own herb garden.
Jackie W.
Love that it has ways to use the herbs you grow...can't wait to see how they do this summer :)
This is a good, basic book about growing herbs. Wish I'd read it before I planted my herb garden.
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