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"...one of the best and most straightforward works on growing herbs that this reviewer and zealous herb grower has read." -- New York Botanical Garden Magazine

From the Back Cover

With homegrown herbs come the promise of flavor, scent, healing, and beauty. Open your garden to the beauty of herbs and the rewards will be manifold.

 

Herb growers and those who have always wanted to try it will find a wealth of encouragement and sound advice in this well-illustrated book.

 

Betty Jacobs will tell you in helpful, easy-to-understand language how to get the best results with 64 herbs -- how to grow, harvest, and use them, plus a lot more:

- Starting herbs indoors and outdoors.

- Harvesting and storing herbs.

- Getting the most from your greenhouse and lath house.

- How to sell herbs, both wholesale and retail.

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Product Details

  • Series: Garden Way Book
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 4, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 088266249X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882662497
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #566,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By marigold TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 20, 2012
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This book contains a lot of good basic information on growing herbs. The sections on propagation and harvesting are especially helpful. The author starts with a list of 32 herbs that she recommends for a basic herb garden, and a second list of 32 more herbs. She does give some basic information for each herb, such as the kind of soil it likes, how tall the plant will be, and so forth. Information like that is necessary for planning a garden. However, although she does group the herbs into categories (e.g. herbs for a butterfly garden, kitchen herbs, herbs for repelling insects, etc), she does not offer any actual sample garden plans. This would be extremely helpful for a beginner, who might be daunted by the prospect of checking which types of herbs like a particular soil type, whether they prefer sun or shade, how much space each one needs, how tall they will be, what colors would look well together, etc. Sample garden plans give the reader confidence and a sense of how it all "comes together."

The author also does not give any explanation for why she chose the first and second groups of 32 herbs. Very minimal information as to their usage is given in each herb's listing (for example, some herbs are described simply as "for flavor in the kitchen" or "for medicinal uses"), making it difficult for a beginner to determine just how essential a given herb is. Depending on whether your interest in herbs is culinary, medicinal, for dyeing, or for other purposes, you might need to consult other sources to decide just what to plant for your needs.

To reiterate, except for a lack of sample garden plans, the information on growing, propagating, and harvesting herbs is outstanding. There are helpful sections on growing herbs for profit and examples of herbal products to sell as well. For usages, as well as for color illustrations, you will need an additional reference.
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The propagation and growing instructions are clear and quite useful for the beginner. The author expands on those to growing in quantity for sale to restaurants or to sell potted plants.

One chapter gives ideas (bath perfumes, herb sachets, etc.) for herbal products to market, but readers will need other books to detail making these or else develop their own recipes from trial and error. A final chapter gives Points-To-Remember for building a successful herb business.
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I've had my own copy of this book for years and recently purchased another copy for a friend who wants to plant her own herbs. The book describes many herbs, how to plant, harvest and store them.
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Really informative without overwhelming the reader. The author adds in her wisdom of having farmed herbs in the past. Hand drawn pictures of herbs are included (not in color). There is even a suggested list of herbs for a bee friendly herb garden. Great beginner book.
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This book with the other Herb books I have mentioned in my reviews will have everything you need to know about growing, using and saving your herbs, get them all and you will have it all! The seller I bought my book from is great, they ship fast, the book is in better condition than you will expect and they are very helpful with other books you might want in the future as with everyone I have purchased books from.
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I got this book to give as a gift, and found it pretty good, but not outstanding. Info about how to use herbs was a bit sketchy....it indicated which herbs to use for cooking, or tea, or scents, but not HOW to use this one in cooking, etc. Info about growing herbs was fairly general, focused mainly on the number of each type of plant to include to have herbs for your household, or for sale.
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I purchased two copies of this book. One copy arrived in less than perfect condition ( black marks on the cover). Good thing that I bought one for myself and was able to give the perfect copy for a gift as planned.
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My daughter has been working hard this year on growing herbs. This book was very helpful!
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