HERB GARDENING AT ITS BEST by Sal with Larry Sheehan Gilbertie

HERB GARDENING AT ITS BEST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Gardeners who grooved on Home Gardening at Its Best (1977) will dig right into Gilbertie's sequel. Herb Gardening covers the basics--life cycle, climate, growth pattern, means of propagation--of 15 common herbs, and includes directions for planting a sunny 8' x 8' plot. Gilbertie, of course, is quick on distinctions--the best basil for pesto or pizza-quality oregano. And he tucks in the kind of tips connoisseurs appreciate: French tarragon grows only from cuttings, Russian from seeds, and dill does best with successive sowings. Nana's Bug Juice--a potion of garlic, cayenne, and cider vinegar--will keep away pests and an old-fashioned attic will dry the crop well. And for the truly ambitious, there are additional suggestions for other small gardens: mint family, medicinal plants, soup ingredients. As before, a high-spirited hoe-down.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1978
Publisher: Atheneum