Growing herbs is very interesting and enjoyable since each type of herb possesses distinct characteristics that people may find useful, as well as helpful in their daily lives. However, for those who are new to this hobby or task, it is best that they first understand and learn the basics of planting herbs. To help them become successful herb growers, they can rely on several books that discuss the important factors to consider in growing herbs.
Lesley Bremness’ “The Complete Book of Herbs: A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Herbs”
This resouce is one of the best books that people can use if they plan to grow herbs. Aside from growing herbs, it also covers other important aspects like planting, harvesting, and preserving. Additionally, the book is well-written and interesting to read. Other topics that this book discusses are propagation, root infusion, and leaf infusion.
Mimi Luebbermann and George Brennan’s “Little Herb Gardens: Simple Secrets for Glorious Gardens – Indoors and Outdoors”
When it comes to effective techniques in growing herbs, this is the book that every gardener should consider reading. Among other gardening books, this reference stands out for it explores various topics that are essential to growing herbs such as plants that should be grown outside, on a porch, or on a windowsill. Above all, this book discusses the various characteristics of different herbs like rosemary, lavender, and cilantro.
Miranda Smith’s “Your Backyard Herb Garden: A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking, Crafts, Companion Planting and More”
The book guides new gardeners to the fundamentals not just in growing herbs, but also about drying and preserving herbs. Additionally, this reference offers special methods to enhance the growth and development of herbs like companion planting. One of the advantages of this written material over other books on gardening is that it explores the important and useful qualities of special herbs like aloe, celery, and parsley.
Bertha Reppert’s “Growing Your Herb Business”
This reference is one of the most interesting books on gardening since it discusses methods on how to maximize the uses of growing herbs. Some of the areas covered in this book are fundamental decisions on herb business, business planning, as well as marketing opportunities. It also explores understanding on expanding one’s business networks. With all the interesting knowledge that growing herbs books offer, many new gardeners will surely learn a lot about cultivating, planting, and preserving these special plants.
Originally posted 2009-07-12 10:34:00.