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BOOKs on growing herbs.

Post  jimmy cee on 12/28/2013, 11:53 am

I'm looking for some good books on growing herbs, I've read a few, however there is always a little more info in another book.
I picked 1 up recently at a Barnes & Noble.  Did not even look at the pages till I got home, then found the type was so small I couldn't read it...( bad me ).
I am dedicating a 5 X 5 bed this year to nothing but herbs so I really would like to study about them before starting some seeds.
I am going to see what Amazon's got to offer, just thought maybe some one here has some info on a good technical read.
I just love going to bed with a gardening book of some kind...
[b]OOOhhh my how the years have changed me.....

I picked up this book yesterday, need some more


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Post  sanderson on 12/28/2013, 12:20 pm

jimmy cee wrote:
I am dedicating a 5 X 5 bed this year to nothing but herbs so I really would like to study about them before starting some seeds.

5' x 5' ???  Totally jealous!!!
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Post  herblover on 12/28/2013, 2:26 pm

I don't have any specific book suggestions but am a veteran herb grower.  Have you grown herbs before?  I will toss out some suggestions for you.  Anything in the mint family (mints, lemon balm), oregano and dill spread widely and freely to the point of being almost impossible to contain.  I would put them in dedicated planters or beds with deep dividers.  Chives, garlic chives, savories, basils, and thyme are pretty compact; basils will get tall and thymes will spread but are easy to contain.  Sage should be put in the ground; in a happy place it will grow into a substantial bush.  Rosemary can be a perennial or annual depending on where you live.  In my zone 5a I treat it as an annual.  Parsley is another that will not spread. 
Basils and parsley are definitely annuals unless you live in a place where it does not get near freezing; the others are all perennials.  Hope this helps you get started.  Growing herbs is addictive and fun.
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Re: BOOKs on growing herbs.

Post  camprn on 12/28/2013, 2:52 pm

Jimmy, you may find something useful in this thread.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books

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