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Herb Gardening for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Grow, care for, preserve, and use healthful herbs

Starting an herb garden outweighs the costs of buying retail herbs. Plus, adding homegrown ingredients to your meals is a healthy and tasty way to improve any dish you make at home. This friendly, hands-on guide gives you tips and advice on how to grow a thriving herb garden that will add depth and flavor to home-cooked meals — as well as boost your health.

  • Herbs 101 — get the 4-1-1 on the basics of growing herbs and the botany principles that'll help them thrive

  • Know before you grow — make a garden plan based on your unique growing conditions and herb preferences

  • Get down to the nitty-gritty — discover how to plant your seeds indoors, when to move them outdoors, and how to care for and maintain them as they grow

  • Reap what you sow — find out how to harvest and preserve your herbs and get yummy recipes to use them in your culinary concoctions

Open the book and find:

  • How to grow herbs in gardens, containers, and on windowsills

  • Culinary herbs, medicinal herbs, and herbs for health and beauty

  • Experts tips on what to grow

  • Design basics for herb gardens

  • The lowdown on soil

  • Guidance on how to choose seeds

  • How to cut and dry herbs

  • Delicious recipes

  • An encyclopedia of herbs

Synopsis:

A plain-English guide to the world of herb gardening

Starting an herb garden isn't free, but it certainly outweighs the growing costs of buying retail herbs. Plus, adding homegrown ingredients to your meals is a healthy and tasty way to improve upon any dish you whip up at home.

This friendly, hands-on guide is an excellent introduction to the world of herb gardening. It gives you tips and advice to grow a thriving herb garden that will add depth and flavor to home-cooked meals-as well as boost your health.

  • How to choose, plant, and care for herbs
  • Covers ready-made versus homemade soil mixes, starting plants from seeds, and other fundamentals
  • How to prevent insects, pests, and diseases from invading your containers
  • Over 30 herb recipes for everyday uses, including rubs, marinades, beauty products, and more

Whether you're interested in getting step-by-step instructions for starting on your first herb garden or already have one and want to learn new tips and techniques, Herb Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has you covered!

About the Author

Suzanne DeJohn is an editor with the National Gardening Association.

The National Gardening Association is the leading garden-basededucational nonprofit organization in the United States, providingresources at www. garden.org and www.kidsgardening.org.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Herb Basics.

Chapter 1: Why Grow Herbs?

Chapter 2: Herbs.

Part II: Deciding How and What to Grow.

Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Home Ground.

Chapter 4: Designing Your Herb Garden.

Chapter 5: Herb Garden Plans.

Chapter 6: Herbs in Containers, Indoors and Out.

Part III: Getting Down to Earth.

Chapter 7: There's No Place Like Loam: Preparing Your Soil for Planting.

Chapter 8: It's Time to Plant.

Chapter 9: Everyday Care and Feeding.

Chapter 10: Managing Pests in Your Herb Garden.

Part IV: Cut and Dried: Handling the Herbal Bounty.

Chapter 11: Harvesting and Preserving.

Chapter 12: Culinary Concoctions.

Chapter 13: Herbs for Healing and Soothing.

Chapter 14: Herbs for Beauty.

Chapter 15: Herbs for Hearth and Home.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Gifts to Make from Herbs You Grow.

Chapter 17: Ten Lists of Herbs for Different Uses and Garden Situations.

Appendix: An Encyclopedia of Herbs.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470617786
Author:
Cutler, Karan Davis
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
DeJohn, Suzanne
Author:
National Gardening Association
Author:
Fisher, Kathleen
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
Gardening-General Herbs and Spices
Subject:
Herbs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20101123
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
236.2 x 187.89 x 17.7 mm 20.8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A plain-English guide to the world of herb gardening

Starting an herb garden isn't free, but it certainly outweighs the growing costs of buying retail herbs. Plus, adding homegrown ingredients to your meals is a healthy and tasty way to improve upon any dish you whip up at home.

This friendly, hands-on guide is an excellent introduction to the world of herb gardening. It gives you tips and advice to grow a thriving herb garden that will add depth and flavor to home-cooked meals-as well as boost your health.

  • How to choose, plant, and care for herbs
  • Covers ready-made versus homemade soil mixes, starting plants from seeds, and other fundamentals
  • How to prevent insects, pests, and diseases from invading your containers
  • Over 30 herb recipes for everyday uses, including rubs, marinades, beauty products, and more

Whether you're interested in getting step-by-step instructions for starting on your first herb garden or already have one and want to learn new tips and techniques, Herb Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has you covered!

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