A Selection of the Best Herbs Books Available
Margaret Roberts’ A-Z Herbs
This basic guide and quick reference includes both common herbs like parsley and thyme, as well as Margaret Roberts’ favourite plants such as bulbinella and roses. A systematic introduction to the world of herbs, it provides information about the basic culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses of the most common herbs, as well as how to grow them. The herbs are illustrated with colour photographs to help with accurate identification.
Herb Gardening for Dummies
A plain-English guide to the world of herb gardening Starting an herb garden isn’t free, but it certainly outweighs the growing costs of buying retail herbs. Plus, adding homegrown ingredients to your meals is a healthy and tasty way to improve upon any dish you whip up at home. This friendly, hands-on guide is an excellent introduction to the world of herb gardening. It gives you tips and advice to grow a thriving herb garden that will add depth and flavor to home-cooked meals-as well as boost your health.* How to choose, plant, and care for herbs* Covers ready-made versus homemade soil mixes, starting plants from seeds, and other fundamentals* How to prevent insects, pests, and diseases from invading your containers* Over 30 herb recipes for everyday uses, including rubs, marinades, beauty products, and more Whether you’re interested in getting step-by-step instructions for starting on your first herb garden or already have one and want to learn new tips and techniques, Herb Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has you covered!
Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs
This beautifully illustrated, complete guide to herbs unlocks the secrets of these wonder plants-from planting and harvesting to cooking and storing- including their health benefits. Now you can discover the joy and pleasure of growing your own herbs-for spicing up meals, creating crafts, treating ailments, and more. In this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated herbal guide you’ll find information on their history, cultivation, propagation, and harvesting, along with a wealth of great ideas for using herbs everyday in a variety of ways.
This guide unravels the mysteries of these versatile plants, with savvy tips and simple formulas for maximizing their powers. Did you know?
Mint can repel ants, flies, mice, and moths Garlic can seriously lower cholesterol Chives, fennel, tarragon, thyme, oregano, and winter savory are perennials Rosemary was used in the Middle Ages for its tranquilizing effects, and it is still a digestion aid Known for alleviating common ailments, herbs are an ancient natural wonder-herbs are hotter than ever. Extremely informative and fascinating, this book will help you find which herb can treat various complaints. Throughout the guide are instructions for bursting-with-flavor recipes, health-care products, decorative craft ideas, insect repellents, cosmetics, cleaning agents, and much more.
A Handful of Herbs
Herbs have been cultivated for thousands of years for their aromatic, health-giving, and culinary qualities. Today they are also valued as attractive additions to any garden or as sweet-smelling decoration in the home. In this book, herb expert Barbara Segall, Food writer Louise Pickford, and stylist Rose Hammick pool their knowledge to celebrate every aspect of herbs, from growing conditions in beds, borders, and containers, and indoors to decorative ideas for herbs in the home. Cooking with herbs is explored in 35 recipes, from snacks to sweet things. The book ends with a directory of 75 common herbs. With special photography by Caroline Arber and William Lingwood. *over 30,000 copies sold in hardcover *Includes profiles of the top 20 herbs, such as basil and lavender. *The perfect gift for anyone who enjoys growing and using herbs indoors or out–cooks, gardeners, aromatherapy fans; herbal tea drinkers, and more.
Herbs – The Complete Gardener’s Guide
Herbs sets a new standard of excellence for illustrated gardening books. Turid Forsyth’s photographs and watercolor illustrations capture all the beauty and detail of these fascinating and practical plants. Patrick Lima’s highly readable and entertaining text, chock-full of helpful advice and wry anecdotal observations, packs the maximum amount of information in the most accessible and enjoyable form. Chapters are devoted to: Selecting and Growing Herbs, Soil, Perennial Kitchen Herbs, Thyme, Alliums, Herbs to Blend and Brew, Herbs for Fragrance, Growing Herbs Indoors, Cooking with Fresh Herbs and Gathering Wild Herbs, A chapter is devoted to herbs with seeds such as caraway, chives, coriander, cress, mustard and poppy and another to sages for seasoning and teas as well as for adding color to the flowerbed. This volume, as beautiful as it is useful, combines the wisdom of two longtime gardeners to make Herbs, The Complete Gardener’s Guide, a delightful and essential addition to any gardener’s library.