- Paperback: 246 pages
- Publisher: B B Mackey Books (March 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0961633867
- ISBN-13: 978-0961633868
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 5.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #755,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Herbs and Spices for Florida Gardens: How to Grow and Enjoy Florida Plants with Special Uses Paperback – March, 1996
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It lists the pros and cons of growing herbs and spices in north, central and south Florida, remembering that the zones are different. It makes a difference! Besides the common name it lists the botanical name of the plants. Why do you want to know this? Because when you want to buy tarragon are you getting true French tarragon or Mexican tarragon? They are very different plants and enjoy different climates. To simplify matters a wonderful cross reference of common and botanical names is found at the back.
A mail-order and resource directory, places to visit, local herb societies and plants the attract butterflies and hummingbirds are among some the topics you'll read about. Herbs that do well indoors or can be used as ground covers are listed. Necessary warnings on using the plant medicinally is found at the end of some descriptions; a big plus since I sometimes think we forget that not every herb is made to be consumed.
I found this wonderful book at my local library while trying to find something to read on herb growing. Floridians have to tackle heat and humidity for a good portion of the year which can cause many plants to succumb. It is definitely not the same as growing herbs up north or out west. So, whether you are an experienced gardener or someone who has just moved here, this book is a keeper. I am going to put it on my wish list.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. -Indira Gandhi
On a personal note, I especially like how Monica communicated her bemusement at the need to water edibles in Florida. After years of food gardening here myself, I still can't quite get used to it :)
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Great product and delivery. I wish that the text was more visually pleasing (color pictures) but it is as described. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carolyn Meeker
VERY good book for FL. There are so few guides to do any gardening effectively in FL.Published 23 months ago by swamp paradise
I'm newly moved to FL and being a gardener, need to figure out now how to be a FL gardener. This seems to be a complete reference.Published on February 10, 2013 by Lynn Sylver
I needed advice and found it here. This is not just an herb book but also one of the best gardening books I've read. Read morePublished on December 10, 2010 by D. Lindgren