Herb Gardening from the Ground Up

Paperback $16.99

Ten Speed Press | Jan 10, 2012 | 256 Pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/8 | ISBN 9781607740292

  • Paperback$16.99

    Ten Speed Press | Jan 10, 2012 | 256 Pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/8 | ISBN 9781607740292

  • Ebook$12.99

    Ten Speed Press | Jan 17, 2012 | 272 Pages | ISBN 9781607740803

Praise

“One of life’s great pleasures is a delicious meal prepared with fresh, organic herbs from your own garden. Whether you have a real garden or just a window box, I can think of no better guide to creating a sustainable herb garden than Sal Gilbertie. For more than 30 years, I have turned to Sal for healthy, productive plants and, with this useful and informative book, he can help you, too, cultivate your garden.”
—Martha Stewart

Table Of Contents

I. Herbs Are for Everyone [1]
Herbs: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow  10
Stalking the Elusive Pink Hyssop  19
Four Facts of Herb Life  26
 
 
II. Building the First Garden [33]
Starting from Scratch  41
What You’ll Need to Start Herbs from Seed Indoors  43
Cluster Sowing Indoors  48
Spot Sowing Indoors  52
Cluster and Row Sowing Outdoors  55
Making Divisions of Spreading Perennials  58
Taking Cuttings of Single-Stemmed Perennials  62
Take Your Choice: Herbs for All Seasons and Reasons  67
Maintaining the First Garden  76
Harvesting and Storing Herbs  81
Steps to Take for the Second Spring  86
Bringing Herb Plants Indoors  90
 
 
III. Herb Garden Plans [95]
How to Use the Plans  97
Culinary Garden: Year One  100
Culinary Garden: Year Two  102
Culinary Garden: Year Three  104
Trattoria Garden  106
Taste of Asia Garden  108
Tex-Mex Garden  110
French Chef Garden  112
Annual Garden  114
Perennial Garden  116
Mint Garden  118
Sage Garden  120
Thyme Garden  122
Basil Garden  124
Allium Garden  126
Salad Garden  128
Tea Garden  130
Soup Garden  132
Bread Garden  134
Breakfast Garden  136
Fish & Game Garden  138
Cake & Cookie Garden  140
Home Bar Garden  142
Potpourri Garden  144
Pest Repellent Garden  146
Honeybee Garden  148
Medicinal Herb Garden  150
Dyer’s Garden  152
Colonial Garden  154
Scented Geranium Garden  156
White-Flowering Herb Garden  159
Yellow- & Orange-Flowering Herb Garden  162
Pink- & Red-Flowering Herb Garden  164
Blue- & Purple-Flowering Herb Garden  166
Silver Garden  168
Christmas Wreath Garden  170
Shady Garden  172
Cottage Garden  174
Free-Form Cottage Garden  176
Container Herb Gardens  178
 
 
IV. Herb Culture Guide [183]
How to Use the Culture Guide  185
Harvesting & Storing the 15 Basic Herbs  230
Start from Scratch Schedule  236
 
 
Sources  238
Index  241

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