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The Green Guide to Herb Gardening : Featuring the 10 Most Popular Herbs The Green Guide to Herb Gardening : Featuring the 10 Most Popular Herbs
by Deborah C. Harding, Tom Lewis (Editor), Carrie Westfall (Illustrator)
Paperback - 178 pages (January 2000)
Llewellyn Publications
ISBN: 1567184308
Dimensions (in inches): 0.57 x 9.14 x 7.53


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Basil, chives, garlic, oregano, and parsley are among the 10 most popular herbs that Harding features in her guide; they are popular because they are easy to grow, she says. Harding describes what they look like and explains their history, magical properties and folklore, propagation, and growing methods, along with harvest and storage techniques, and the herbs' uses (culinary, remedies, aromatic, cosmetic, ornamental, and more). The author begins with a chapter on propagation, preparations, and preservation, offering basic information on the different growing methods (such as seeds, division, and layering), on how to use herbs in infusions or tea, and on how to save herbs by freezing or drying. This handy guide contains 95 recipes, everything from mint julep and mint jelly to oregano cheese bread and parsley dumplings. George Cohen

The author, Deborah C. Harding , March 24, 2000
An herb book for beginners and seasoned herb growers alike.
I have tried to give the beginning herb grower the basics of growing, harvesting and using 10 easy and more common herbs in The Green Guide to Herb Gardening. This book will take you from seed all the way to uses of each herb including the culinary, cosmetic, remedy, ornamental, and household uses. It also explores the history, folklore and magic of each of the herbs. There are culinary recipes, recipes for potpourri, recipes to help minor maladies, and recipes to make household cleaning items....

Customer Reviews
Reviewer: M.L. Benton Publisher, Echoed Voices Magazine from Texas
Author Deborah C Harding has written a winner in "The Green Guide to Herb Gardening." I can't decide what I like about this book the most, from picking the ten most Popular Herbs, Recipes, Remedies, Magickal Lore or even the format.

Ms Harding has taken the ten most popular herbs, and put together a sure fire way to propagate, prepare and to preserve. With the added history and lore, recipes and remedies, all together. For the first time we do not need 5 different books to learn of an herb. Its all in one. With easy step-by-step directions, wonderful mouth watering recipes, and over a hundred easy home remedies that can save the consumer a mint!

From the beginner gardener to the professional farmer, whether you only have room for two pots, or you have 100 acres. Whether you want to spice up a dish, decorate, beautify yourself or your home.This is the book for you(. . .)


Reviewer: Yasmine F. Galenorn from Seattle WA USA
Ms. Harding's book is clear, concise and easy to understand.She manages to present an informative and yet fascinating view intoten of the most common garden herbs--with all the information neededto get you started working with them. Ms. Harding is a multi-talentedauthor, and this book is worth every penny--I wholeheartedly recommendit...

Reviewer: Audrey Abbott from Indiana
Deborah Harding's new book "The Green Guide to Herb Gardening" is the perfect reference for herb lovers. The seasoned gardener and the beginning herbalist will both find excellent references in this review of the 10 most popular herbs. Growing tips, harvesting, recipes, lore, healing properties and magical traditions are all covered. Whether you are trying to decide what herbs to add to your garden or looking for recipes and methods to preserve this year's harvest, this is the book to read! The text is enjoyable and the recipes are tastey and reliable. Don't hesitate to pick this book up!


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