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Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs Hardcover – March 9, 2011


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (March 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603427058
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603427050
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.7 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,449,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Infuse your yard with the flavor, fragrance, beauty, and healing power of organic herbs.

 

Whether you want to work herbs into existing flower or food gardens, grow them in containers, or plant a dedicated herb garden, Homegrown Herbs is your in-depth guide to everything you need to know about planting, caring for, harvesting, drying, and using more than 100 herbs.

About the Author

Rosemary Gladstar is the best-selling author of Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health and Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide. She speaks and teaches internationally, and is the director of the International Herb Symposium and the New England Women's Herbal Conferences. Gladstar formulated the original blends for Traditional Medicinal Teas. She lives in Vermont, where she directs the Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center.



Tammi Hartung is a medical herbalist and certified organic grower. She and her husband, Chris, own and operate Desert Canyon Farm in Colorado, where they grow more than 175 medicinal, rare, and native plants. She is the author of Homegrown Herbs.



Saxon Holt has combined his career as a photographer with a lifelong love of gardening. His work has appeared in dozens of books and gardening magazines. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, the American Society of Picture Professionals, and the Garden Writers of America Association, from which he has received three awards for his photography.


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Includes great ideas for preserving and using the herbs as well.
Cathy
I have enjoyed it a lot, the pictures are great and the instructions are easy to follow.
nannyinthehood
It is well set out and a great resource for anyone who wants to grow herbs.
Vivien J Landram

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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Ellen P. Lafleche-christian on September 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The book begins with an introduction to growing and using herbs. You will learn how to select plants and design a variety of different types of gardens depending on your needs, space available, and colors you want. There's a very handy chart that lists each herb along with its growing cycle, nature, light requirements, height, spacing, bloom color, water requirements and soil preferences. There are also several really gorgeous garden designs that you can follow or use for inspiration in creating your own garden design. You will also find a guide to habitat preferences which will help you select the ideal plant for your location and needs, prepare your soil for planting, compost and propagate your plants. The section on garden maintenance is well written and will guide you through the necessary steps by season to care for your garden and control pests and disease. I love the section on all natural pest treatments! The Harvesting section will show you how to harvest the different types of plants and what parts you use on each.

There are also sections that contain recipes and instructions for not only foods but also for medicine and personal care. There are lots of step by step photos that really make this easy to follow along. I'd read this section just to enjoy the gorgeous color photographs.

The final section of the book details each herb. There is a color photograph, Latin name, common species, personality, height, bloom traits, likes and dislikes, how it's propagated, sun/soil, companion planting, harvesting, culinary use, medicinal benefits, parts used, home pharmacy uses and information on the flowers if they are edible.

We made Aunt Diane's Greek Tomato Salad using fresh basil and oregano and it was amazing!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By sarahsage on June 9, 2011
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This book is chock full of information from compost all the way to harvest. Inspiring recipes too! Tammy is clearly a Goddess in the garden. She gives the information of an experienced hand; someone who really knows, loves and respects herbs and the art of gardening. I'm very happy with this purchase!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By new to gardening on August 9, 2011
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This book is excellent. It has lots of information and many wonderful charts to help you in your selections of herb gardening. It has garden plans, charts to plan a theme garden, what part of each plant to use. And to think I went back on my order to cancel this book, thinking I didn't need it, but couldn't. Thank goodness, it completely blows me away. This book is great!! Get it you won't be disappointed!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Edward Williams on July 1, 2013
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Having just obtained some French Tarragon, which is fairly hard to get in Las Vegas because it is a cool weather herb, I looked in this book that I just received today. Not a word in it about tarragon. Why is that, fresh tarragon is one of the most wonderful culinary herbs. You can't make bernaise sause without it. It is considered one of the four fine herbs of french cooking. So why isn't it mentioned in this book on homegrown herbs? I think because it has no medicinal value and the author seems to be only interested in those with medicinal value. Goldenseal is mentioned, this has no culinary value, but it is used for medicinal purposes. So the bottom line here is if you are buying this to learn about herbs medicinal uses it is a great book, probably the best you will find. If, on the other hand, you are buying it to learn about culinary herbs you can do much better elsewhere. The only mention of bay leaves is that they can be kept in a pot. There are some very good recipies in the book, which will give me my money's worth but I will have to use Burpee The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener: A Guide To Growing Your Garden Organically for many culinary herbs to learn about growing most culinary herbs as many are not mentioned in this book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By CB on April 10, 2012
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I learned about this book from a blog. I then checked it out from our local library. It was full of so many details and wonderful recipes. I knew I had to own a copy of my own!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. K. Marlow on September 22, 2012
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I've had my eye on this book for awhile and decided to check it out at my library. It's fantastic. My favorite parts:
Every herb she discusses in the "meat" of the book, she covers in useful detail in the 10th chapter. She has amazing useful charts included in most chapters as well. When I finished working through this book, I felt sad because I would have to return it. Well, I'll fix that! I'm buying my own copy today.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By ThirstyBrooks on April 29, 2012
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The first half of this book explains the organization and care of the herb garden. Only later does the book dive into its catalog of herbs. While it doesn't go into deep detail on each topic, its coverage of the many issues gardeners face is encyclopedic and easy to read.

The catalog in the back includes well chosen descriptive photographs. Brief descriptions of both culinary and medicinal uses are listed. I was impressed to see comments like the one on mullein that notes if the stalk is twisted the plant has grown in tainted ground and is unsafe tom consume.

Overall this is a very through very likable book that will be well received if given as a gift to most gardeners.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vivien J Landram on November 6, 2012
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This book is crammed full of very good factual information. It is well set out and a great resource for anyone who wants to grow herbs.
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