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Herb Gardening from the Ground Up: Everything You Need to Know about Growing Your Favorite Herbs

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Garden-fresh herbs impart flavor and fragrance that dried, packaged products simply can’t. Now, anyone with access to a few square yards of soil (or even a sunny patio or windowsill) can enjoy the punch and pungency that only come from fresh herbs, hand-picked from the garden. Herb Gardening from the Ground Up demonstrates how to design, seed, and nurture 38 culinary herb gardens that are delightful to the eye as well the palate.

 

Designed to supply herbs for a wide range of flavors as well as a pleasing balance of colors, there are gardens to suit every taste and cooking trend, including a French chef’s repertoire, an Italian trattoria’s menu, the aromatic seasonings of Asia, the closer-to-home flavors of American barbecue, and the piquant profiles for a Tex-Mex feast. There are herbs for flavoring fish and game, soups and salads, bread and other baked goods, and, for the mixologists among us, even herbs for the home cocktail bar. 

 

Herb Gardening from the Ground Up offers historical insight, provides starting-from-scratch, season-to-season basics for planting in the present, and looks forward to the bright future of urban and suburban growing trends.

Synopsis:

An updated and expanded edition of Herb Gardening at Its Best, the classic primer for planning and planting 38 culinary herb gardens from America’s largest herb grower and retailer, Gilbertie’s Herbs.

Garden-fresh herbs impart flavor and fragrance that packaged herbs simply can’t. If you have a few yards of soil, or even a sunny windowsill, Herb Gardening from the Ground Up will show you how to design, seed, and nurture 38 culinary herb gardens. Also included: a new introduction on today’s herb renaissance; a new chapter on container and windowbox herb gardens; new layouts for French, Italian, Asian, Tex-Mex, and BBQ herb gardens; and a discussion of popular herb newcomers like lemongrass, the new basils, garlics, sages, and more.

About the Author

Sal Gilbertie is the third generation owner/proprietor of Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport, Connecticut. Established in 1922, Gilbertie’s is the largest herb grower and supplier in the United States today. Visit gilbertiesherbs.com. 

Larry Sheehan has written for newspapers and magazines and has authored dozens of books including the best-selling Living with Dogs and The Sporting Life.

Table of Contents

I. Herbs Are for Everyone [1]

Herbs: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow  10

Stalking the Elusive Pink Hyssop  19

Four Facts of Herb Life  26

 

 

II. Building the First Garden [33]

Starting from Scratch  41

What You’ll Need to Start Herbs from Seed Indoors  43

Cluster Sowing Indoors  48

Spot Sowing Indoors  52

Cluster and Row Sowing Outdoors  55

Making Divisions of Spreading Perennials  58

Taking Cuttings of Single-Stemmed Perennials  62

Take Your Choice: Herbs for All Seasons and Reasons  67

Maintaining the First Garden  76

Harvesting and Storing Herbs  81

Steps to Take for the Second Spring  86

Bringing Herb Plants Indoors  90

 

 

III. Herb Garden Plans [95]

How to Use the Plans  97

Culinary Garden: Year One  100

Culinary Garden: Year Two  102

Culinary Garden: Year Three  104

Trattoria Garden  106

Taste of Asia Garden  108

Tex-Mex Garden  110

French Chef Garden  112

Annual Garden  114

Perennial Garden  116

Mint Garden  118

Sage Garden  120

Thyme Garden  122

Basil Garden  124

Allium Garden  126

Salad Garden  128

Tea Garden  130

Soup Garden  132

Bread Garden  134

Breakfast Garden  136

Fish & Game Garden  138

Cake & Cookie Garden  140

Home Bar Garden  142

Potpourri Garden  144

Pest Repellent Garden  146

Honeybee Garden  148

Medicinal Herb Garden  150

Dyer’s Garden  152

Colonial Garden  154

Scented Geranium Garden  156

White-Flowering Herb Garden  159

Yellow- & Orange-Flowering Herb Garden  162

Pink- & Red-Flowering Herb Garden  164

Blue- & Purple-Flowering Herb Garden  166

Silver Garden  168

Christmas Wreath Garden  170

Shady Garden  172

Cottage Garden  174

Free-Form Cottage Garden  176

Container Herb Gardens  178

 

 

IV. Herb Culture Guide [183]

How to Use the Culture Guide  185

Harvesting & Storing the 15 Basic Herbs  230

Start from Scratch Schedule  236

 

 

Sources  238

Index  241

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607740292
Author:
Gilbertie, Sal
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Author:
Sheehan, Larry
Author:
Aoyagi, Akiko
Author:
Jarrett, Lauren
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Subject:
Gardening-General Herbs and Spices
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
82 TWO-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.05 x 6.12 x 0.8 in 0.74 lb

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"Synopsis" by , An updated and expanded edition of Herb Gardening at Its Best, the classic primer for planning and planting 38 culinary herb gardens from America’s largest herb grower and retailer, Gilbertie’s Herbs.

Garden-fresh herbs impart flavor and fragrance that packaged herbs simply can’t. If you have a few yards of soil, or even a sunny windowsill, Herb Gardening from the Ground Up will show you how to design, seed, and nurture 38 culinary herb gardens. Also included: a new introduction on today’s herb renaissance; a new chapter on container and windowbox herb gardens; new layouts for French, Italian, Asian, Tex-Mex, and BBQ herb gardens; and a discussion of popular herb newcomers like lemongrass, the new basils, garlics, sages, and more.

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