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The Edible Herb Garden (Edible Garden Series) Paperback – March 15, 1999
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"When it comes to herbs, Ros Creasy is the Renaissance Woman skilled in herb garden design, growing in the ground and containers, and in herb cookery. Find a cozy corner and lose yourself in this book." —Jim Wilson, television gardening personality and Author of Landscaping with Herbs
"Rosalind Creasy is a name we trust in the field of growing and cooking with herbs. This is a rich book, full of practical information, personal experience, with plenty of detail on how to take your herbs from the garden to the table with panache." —Kathleen Halloran, Editor, The Herb Companion Magazine
"In usual Creasy style, this is an incredibly useful book, well-written with great information as well as essential recipes." —Holly Shimizu, Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Top Customer Reviews
I was inspired by Creasy to try peppers in pots this past summer, and the Goddess must have smiled because all the plants behaved well and furnished a bumper crop of hot peppers for my pepper-loving Senegal parrot. So, for the first time ever - inspired by Creasy - I tried lavender in a clay pot and it worked well. Usually, my lavender plants mold from underneath because although the summers in the Washington DC area are usually hot, they are not dry like those in Provence where lavender excells. Clay pots are a good idea because the lavender plant sits above the ground away from the damp and any moisture falling from a watering can or the sky wicks away quickly. I have grown other herbs in pots - parsley, scented geraniums, basil, but never tried lavender until this year. I also grew several kinds of mint plants in both clay pots and the kind with a water well underneath, which is the only way to grow them as they are so invasive.
I love Creasy's EDIBLE HERB GARDEN because in my estimation a picture is worth a thousand words, and as an experienced gardener, I don't need a lot of instruction. Creasy includes plenty of pictures that are useful to me because they give me design ideas.Read more ›
Color photos, herb by herb info, as well as recipes and aids with sources, insect and disease problems, this is valuable aid to us herb growers for the table.
From planning to preparing to planting to cultivating to problem cures to harvesting to recipe utilization, this is solid 105 pages of herb wisdom.
In researching a recent talk on herb gardening, I came across Creasy's book at the library. It's engagingly written and quite complete. It includes clear, step-by-step instructions for planning and installing an herb garden; an encyclopedia of herbs with a photo and cultural information for each one; a collection of delicious recipes, from simple to sophisticated; and lists of additional resources.
I ended up taking the book with me to my talk and recommending it to the audience. I also bought a gift copy for one of my daughters to use in planning her new patio garden. And as I write this, I'm thinking I really must buy another copy for myself!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Once you read Edible Herb / Flower Garden books, either pretty much subs in for the other...Published 8 months ago by Martha E Wells
This book gives clear instructions for growing edible herbs that add a wide variety of tastes to our food. It is much more inviting than a diet plan.Published 13 months ago by Frances S. Heales
Like Ms. Creasy's other books, this one is terrific. I'm a herb docent for a botanical garden, and I can vouch for the great information and beautiful photos here. Read morePublished 18 months ago by NancyinLA
A complete volume of edible herbs any gardener would enjoy having. This book will make a great gift or addition to any level gardener. Read morePublished on June 11, 2014 by Marisa Hutchison
Full of beautiful photographs, yet another inspiring take on gardening by Rosalind Creasy. Includes casual profiles on many common and lesser known herbs and some great recipe... Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by Lindsey Mann