The Beginner's Guide to Herb Gardening

The Beginner's Guide to Herb Gardening - Gardening Book

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The Beginner's Guide to Herb Gardening

by Yvonne Cuthbertson

ISBN 1-86108-198-7
176 pages, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; full-color photographs; paperback

Herb gardening has all the virtues--it is easy, inexpensive, and very satisfying--and combines the pleasures of the flower garden with the usefulness of the vegetable plot. Anyone can grow herbs, and lack of space is not a restriction. Given the right conditions, herbs will thrive as well in a pot on a windowsill as they will in a country garden, and will reward you with luxuriant foliage and rich and aromatic perfumes.

This delightful book will inspire confidence in anyone new to gardening, but also has much to offer the more experienced gardener. Clear instructions and numerous photographs make this an invaluable reference book for all who wish to experience the pleasure of growing herbs.

Topics include:

  • Designing and planning your herb garden
  • Choosing and planting herbs
  • Propagation and pruning
  • Growing culinary herbs
  • Growing herbs in containers and raised beds
  • Herbs for fragrance and color
  • Herb lawns and seats, paths, and paving
  • Herbs indoors
  • Harvesting and drying
  • Glossary of gardening terms

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