The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 08 Apr 2019

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Das Buch hat alles, was man zum Thema wissen sollte inklusive wunderschöner Fotos und Gestaltung. Hilfreich für Anfänger und auch für Fortgeschrittene.

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A book that gives me details about specific herbs. This is for me! I need to know by plants how to take care of said plant. I have a brown thumb. I do not kill plants I essentially maim plants but they live. I liked this book. I will buy this book.
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This is a really gorgeous and informative book that would be a great addition to any gardener’s library. The text is clear and easy to read, and the photographs and overall design are lovely.
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First, I would like to thank NetGalley and White Lion Publishing for providing me with a free PDF ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have recently been motivated to start my own herb garden since I now cook all meals at home for my family. I was excited to be chosen to review this book and eagerly jumped in, looking for herbs I was familiar with. This book provides a fantastic review of several herbs and how to grow and harvest them, and also discusses their various uses. Different types of herb gardens are presented, as well as herbs for different seasons, climates, other variables. Unfortunately, after the first day, the PDF stopped working in Adobe Digital Editions and I was not able to finish the book in its entirety, but from what I viewed, I would absolutely purchase a copy to reference once I start my garden.
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A wonderfully practical book about growing and caring for many herbs in our garden plots or containers, inside or outside. Useful and beautifully presented.
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This is a massive book, filled with gardening information, photographs and beautiful drawings. Tis book will keep any gardener, let alone a herb gardener entertained for a very long time, with lots of dipping into at various time.
There are lots of information about herbs, how to grow them and also, which I found helpful, which and how to contain the invasive one. 
There are many herbs in this book that I had not heard of, and others the I have grown in every house I have lived in. Each have information on uses, growing and harvesting. This is a seriously good book.
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Written by one of the stalwarts of gardening knowledge, Kew Gardens have always been at the forefront of providing advice to UK gardeners. This book gives lots of useful information about growing herbs. Although the terminology and hardiness scales are UK based they can be interpreted for elsewhere.
It is an easy to read reference, with lots of illustrations. Definitely a book that will be opened many a time.
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I am new to gardening and wanted to know more about growing herbs. This book was ideal to learn from and wonderful projects to try.
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I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for review purposes. Thank you!

Basically what it says on the tin: a nice, accessible guide to growing a herb garden. The book contains many tips as to how to deal with various specific types of herbs, as well as some ideas for how to beautify your herb garden. Very useful for beginners, but more experienced people will also find something for themselves.
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The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Herbs is a new tutorial guide to growing and using herbs in the garden by Holly Farrell. Released 21st March 2019 by Quarto on their White Lion imprint, it’s 144 pages and available in ebook and paperback format.

A wonderful book filled with great information and pictures. If you like me love growing and using Herbs this is a book you will not want to miss. Its filled with knowledge that you will use everyday as you harvest and use your homegrown herbs. Lisa
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Approachable, colorful guide to planting, caring for, and harvesting herbs at home. Includes descriptions and illustrations for each variety, organized alphabetically, as well as "projects" for using the various herbs, from pesto with basil to herbal wreaths.
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Gosh, the illustrations! Useful guide to herbs and their growth, use, and care. Would have been nice to have a full breakdown of what the RHS hardiness ratings are, though.
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Another how-to just in time for Spring gardening. I was busy sorting seeds this weekend, trying to find what I had and what I might want to try out instead this year. 

I’ve always had better luck with herbs than I did with vegetables but that might be because I watched over them carefully in the herb garden and Brough them inside during the cold months. Even so, I still wasn’t entirely sure what I was doing, but thanks to this read, I have a better understanding of how to manage my garden!
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The New Gardeners Guide to Growing Herbs
by Holly Farrell

If you’re a beginner in gardening and your looking to start a herb garden this is the perfect guide for you. 

This book gives you detailed instructions on how to start your garden. You’ll learn about the soil and seeds and where to go from there. You will find plenty of photos, drawings and charts of all the different herbs to grow then harvesting the herbs. Included is how you can find all the different ways to use your herbs, whether drying them or using them in oils or vinegar.

I found this book to be a very good reference book.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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This is a compact, but still very comprehensive guide to growing and using herbs. Lots of practical tips and beautiful illustrations.
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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs by Holly Farrell is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early April.

Projects detailed toward how you intend to use your herbs (seasoning, their flowers or seeds, drying, cocktails, a lawn, or wreath), gathering the plants and tools you need, preparing the soil, attractive design options. It's super resourceful with outlines of each herb, their usage, height/spread, level of hardiness, harvest, and how they should be maintained.
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This was a fairly typical, yet interesting look at the care and growing of herbs. I liked the list given of herbs to grow, and that both care instructions and potential uses for the herbs were listed. You may find a herb you haven't considered growing before, or rediscover an old favourite. If you read several herb growing books, I don't think this guide really stands out from the rest, but you can still comfortably read only this book and not be steered wrong. While it doesn't stand out in a crowd, this was still informative, and of good use to a new herb grower.
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This book begins with a brief general introduction to growing herbs.  That's followed by sections on "projects" that focus on growing a group of herbs for a particular aspect, such as purpose (e.g., making pesto or vinegars) or growth habit (e.g., vertical, roof garden, topiary).  Within each "project" the selected herbs are profiled, including a drawing or photo, how to grow/harvest/use.  The profiles seemed a bit brief (only a few sentences for each aspect.)  The very end of the book contains notes on troubleshooting and planting schedules.  It seems again that these are a bit too general and it would be more useful to include this information within the profile of a given plant..  

I found this type of organization interesting, but am not sure it makes for the easiest reference.  If you want a reference where you can look up a particular herb and receive detailed growing instructions, this probably isn't the best book.  But, if you're interested in growing herbs and aren't sure where to begin, this might give some good ideas for starting with a single project and a few herbs.
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A gorgeous book, with wonderful practical advice and photography to aid the learning. The knowledge base was exceptional with well written instructional guidance in a very easy to understand way. It was perfect timing as I am about to plant my winter vegetable and herb garden. I learnt a lot. 
Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
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This was so interesting.  I have a rather "wild" herb garden and I needed a little help on things.  And here it was!  I love herbs and using them both for foods, garden decor and health.  So was excited to now have a quick and easy reference guide to growing them.  I liked that the book gave heights and other facts on easy to locate charts for each herb featured in the book.  It will be a great help as I now can easily check back to see what helpful information I can find about various herbs. The book also had beautiful pictures of the herbs, which will help in the organizing of them in my small garden. 

I received an ebook copy from NetGalley.  All thoughts are my own,
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