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I love cooking, and fresh herbs make dishes so much better! But they are expensive to buy, and the herbs I buy at the store just don’t last very long. So I have been investigating herb gardens, and am planning to start growing my own herbs now that spring is here.

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Right now I have coriander and basil sitting on my kitchen window sill, but I want to expand and have more herbs available to me, so I am planning an outdoor herb garden.  Here are five great herb gardening books that can help you start one too!

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 by Miranda Smith

This is a perfect beginner book, with information about growing and caring for herbs.  Everything is clearly laid out, so even someone like me who isn’t a great gardener can understand it and be successful.

The Cook’s Herb Garden by Jeff Cox

I love the focus on cooking in this book, since I want to grow herbs mainly for cooking.  This book covers 150 herbs, which is just about every one you’d ever need for food! Â The pictures are gorgeous too, another great bonus.

Container Herb Gardening: How To Plant, Grow, Dry and Preserve Herbs Organically by David Stone

This book has great tips for growing herbs in containers.  I like the idea of having some containers of herbs growing on the deck, right outside the kitchen door.  This book has all the tips and techniques that you need to grow herbs in containers easily.  It also has information on preserving and drying the herbs once they are grown.

Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs by Tammi Hartung

This is another excellent herb book, which has information on how to care for herbs throughout the growing cycle.  This book also has information on the medicinal uses for herbs, and how to make your own herbal remedies.

The Herb Gardener: A Guide for All Seasons by Susan McClure

This book is a great reference, especially for someone that is looking for more advanced ideas.  The book includes a bunch of garden designs and plans, and it is tells you what to expect all year long, not just during the summer season.

By on March 23rd, 2015

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