In How to Grow Herbs Successfully and Easily, award winning garden author Doug Green takes you into his herb garden describing the easy techniques and methods he uses to grow all his own herbs in a small herb garden.
This is a practical herb gardening book from a professional grower who spent over 25 years in the nursery industry growing a wide range of interesting and unusual plants – and then semi-retired to write and help gardeners get answers to their practical gardening questions.
It tells you how to successfully grow 30 of the common culinary herbs. As well, it gives you tips for deciding what to grow and how to grow it, notes on mulching herb gardens and even Doug’s take on why you won’t use a home greenhouses for herbs.
You’ll get his best advice on starting herbs from seed and some inexpensive ways to do fancy (but free homemade) herb markers. The important things you need to know about herb container growing as well as how to dry and preserve herbs (from drying to freezing or microwaving).
Doug hits it on the head again in his inimitable, easy-to-read style. In 3 minutes I discovered why my herb box looks so unhappy: too much fertilizer, wrong kind of mulch, not enough sun and why, oh why am I growing herbs I never use?And all done with a great sense of humor.
Best bargain in town. and delivered instantly to my on-line Kindle. WOW!
Overall, there are some tips which are not revealed in other sources which could be from actual experience of the author.
I’m not a “professional” reviewer so bear with me please. I’ve been looking for a book that would teach me all the steps to growing healthy herbs. I don’t just want to know what they are for and how to preserve them. I want to know exactly how much water they need, how much light, all the little tricks you can use to keep them healthy and happy for as long as possible. This book is that book. Indoor, outdoor or even in a greenhouse this book tells it all.
Now to find one exactly like it for everything else! (I’ll be checking this authors other books!)