Herb Gardening From the Ground up

Herb Gardening From the Ground up

Everything You Need to Know About Growing your Favorite Herbs

eBook - 2012
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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.

Baker & Taylor
An updated and expanded edition of a classic primer on how to plan and plant 38 types of culinary herb gardens incorporates sections on new favorite herbs, an additional chapter on container and windowbox gardens and more culturally inspired layouts. Original.

Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : Ten Speed Press, c2012
Edition: 1st Ten Speed Press ed
ISBN: 9781607740803
160774080X
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill
Additional Contributors: Sheehan, Larry

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ELiJoly
Jul 23, 2013

Excellent resource. This is written by someone who know his herbs. Gilbertie is a third generation plant grower in Connecticut. His grand-father, who came to America on a visit from Naples, Italy, at 17, in the late 1880s, fell in love with Compo Beach, Westport Connecticut. He immigrated in 1992, worked for a flower company until 1922, when he formed his own company: A. Gilbertie, Florist. Sal Gilbertie is the one who introduced herbs to the family enterprise, which has now more then 500 varieties. The man knows his stuff.

After this well told history of the Gilbertie company, the book offers a treaties of all important aspects to consider when growing herbs: life cycle, climate requirements, growth patterns and means of propagation. Gilbertie then takes you by the hand in building your first new garden.

This would already be a very valuable book. But Gilbertie goes on to offer close to 40 different plans for gardens. From your basic Culinary garden to the exotic, like the Tex-Mex or Taste of Asia Gardens;
From the food theme gardens (Bread, Breakfast, Fish and games Gardens), to one type of herb gardens (Allium, Basil, Thyme); From the functional (Medicinal, Dyer's, Pest repellent), to the whimsical (Pink & Red, Blue & Purple or Silver), Gilbertie has then all. One will definitely be to your taste.

To complete this excellent guide, each herb is described with useful details, and a load of information is provided on topics such as seeding indoors and out, harvesting and storing your herbs, bringing our herbs indoors and getting your garden ready for the next year. If you are dreaming of starting your own herb garden, this is the book you want as your companion.

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