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Growing Herbs in Containers

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Publisher Comments:

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Synopsis:

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

About the Author

A leading expert in herbs, Sal Gilbertie is the president of Gilbertie's Herb Gardens, Inc., of Westport (where he holds year-round decorating workshops) and Easton, Connecticut, where he resides. An herb supplier to garden centers across the country, his business is a family affair--his wife, Marie, and his four children are involved in the operation as well. Sal's books include: Herbs for the Holidays, Home Gardening at Its Best, Herb Gardening at Its Best and Kitchen Herbs, which received an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) award. Sal has appeared on many television and radio shows, including Martha Stewart Living, Home Matters on the Discovery Channel, and the Home Show on the Lifetime Channel.Author Maggie Oster has been cooking since she was five years old. A trained horticulturist, freelance writer and photographer, Maggie has also written other Storey book titles including Herbal Vinegar and Herb Mixtures & Spicy Blends. In addition, she has written the books The Potato Garden, Flowering Herbs, Gifts and Crafts from the Garden and Recipes from an American Herb Garden. She attended graduate school at Cornell University, and was former editor of an indoor and container-gardening magazine based in Seattle, Washington. Maggie has also contributed to Rodale's Basic Natural Foods Cookbook, has written monthly columns for The Weekend Gardener Journal and Louisville Today magazines, and won an award for an article and photographs on cooking with edible flowers in The Newark Star-Ledger. She lives in Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Herb Gardening Preparations

Preparing the Soil Mix

Fertilizers and pH

Choosing Containers

Advantages of Terra-cotta

Advantages of Wood

Small Raised Beds

Planting a Window Box

Acquiring Plants

Potting Your Herbs

Plant Maintenance

Pests and Diseases

Maintaining Tall Herbs

Overwintering

Using a Cold Frame

Growing Herbs Indoors

Preserving Herbs

Methods of Drying

Other Preservation Methods

Herbs and Edible Flowers at a Glance

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580170147
Subtitle:
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-179
Author:
Oster, Maggie
Author:
Gilbertie, Sal
Publisher:
Storey Publishing, LLC
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Herb gardening
Subject:
Container gardening
Subject:
Gardening-General Herbs and Spices
Subject:
GARDENING / Container
Subject:
COOKING / Methods/Canning & Preserving
Edition Description:
Bulletin
Series:
A Storey country wisdom bulletin ;
Series Volume:
no. 29A-179
Publication Date:
19980104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.30x5.30x.20 in. .8 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
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