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Exacting, Tedious, Charming and Delightful!
on September 5, 2011
This little book, written nearly 100 years ago, is still just what the doctor ordered to help both beginning and professional gardeners grow better herbs. The slightly stilted, old-fashioned language is a very comfortable match to the subject matter. Be prepared to discover the histories of herbs, how to cultivate and harvest them, how to use them to add flavor to soups, stews, salads, and meats. The author's perspective is surprisingly modern, being very accepting of historical uses (and misuses) of herbs, but also allowing for the world's present wisdom to change, for new and improved uses and applications for herbs. Great care and affection is shown throughout this book for the disappearing art of herb gardening. In the author's own words, "It is not to late to learn the good old ways all over again."