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Your Complete Guide to Growing 21 Top Culinary Herbs
Grow your own garden fresh culinary herbs and create delicious delectable dishes.
"Growing Culinary Herbs"will inspire you to grow culinary herbs, regardless of where you live. Discover gardening methods to grow herbs suited to your local conditions and climate; how to design your space for the top results; and the most common herbs to grow in your gardens or in containers. This reference book and planting guide will show you a multitude of methods to grow and to use these healthy, aromatic and flavourful herbs that will earn you rave reviews at mealtime.
Have you ever said, “Well, I grow herbs but I really don’t how to use them. Parsley is great, and I make a bit of basil pesto, but I don’t really use many of them. I’m just not sure which herbs go with what.” This book makes it easy!
What's included in this 76 page book?
- A Short History of Herbs
- Planning Your Herb Garden
- Best Herbs for Specific Conditions
- Plant by Plant Guide to 21 Top Culinary Herbs
- Herbs in the Kitchen
- Plus Two Bonus Sections
If you want to know how to use culinary herbs, the first step is growing them. A fragrant and lush herb plant just outside the kitchen door is the best incentive and inspiration. Start with the herbs you already like, and branch out into those less familiar. Useful planting tips and the best how-to gardening methods are included in the Plant by Plant Guide to the 21 Most Common Culinary Herbs. This comprehensive section includes climate zones, preferred soil type and the best growing conditions for each of the plants, along with a photograph and a clear description. Suggestions for harvesting and using each of your home-grown organic herbs completes this invaluable reference section. Soon you’ll find that herbs will become as basic to your meal preparations as salt and pepper.
Still not sure how to use those herbs you grow in your cooking?In the section “Herbs in the Kitchen” you’ll find recipes and directions for creating your own delicious and all-natural herbal butters, sauces, pestos, and vinegars. Find out which herbs add zest and flavor in your salads, and how to use herbs in the kitchen to enhance the flavours and aromas of your meals. The short recipe section offers ideas for adding fresh herbs in your soups, main dishes, salads, and baking.