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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs By Holly Farrell

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs by Holly Farrell

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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs is an exquisite mix of practical and giftable gardening reference for beginners and enthusiasts who want to grow herbs beautifully. Combines practical advice, 12 easy to follow projects and choice illustrations from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew archive.

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs Summary

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs: The art and science to grow your own herbs by Holly Farrell

Herbs provide flavours and scents unlike any other, and the 80 hand-picked herbs in this book are a living trove of fresh flavours for any cook, with power to transform the simplest dish. Find out how to grow herbs in beds, pots, borders and windowboxes, how to plant, propagate and harvest, then the 80 most exciting herbs are identified, illustrated and their uses explained. This is accompanied by 12 projects which show how to develop a herb garden at the next level and use herbs in the most interesting ways from planting a herb roof to making herbal oils.

Herbs can be used as seeds, flowers, or leaves; cooked and eaten themselves or used to infuse a dish or drink. They are high-value ingredients for foraged dishes, and must-have crops for the best restaurants as chefs realise that often the only way to capture their elusive flavour is to grow and harvest fresh herbs on their doorstep.

With this book these intense flavours can now be a reality for gardeners and home-cooks with any size of garden, from an acre to a window box. Underpinned by the authority of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the expertise of Holly Farrell this book combines practical elements with inspiration and beauty.

About Holly Farrell

HOLLY FARRELL is the author of Planting Plans for your Kitchen Garden (2013, How To Books) and RHS Plants from Pips (2015, Mitchell Beazley). She contributes to gardening magazines such as The Garden and Kitchen Garden, and has a blog at

Holly trained at RHS Gardens Wisley where she gained the Wisley Diploma in Practical Horticulture and the RHS Certificate and Diploma, both with Commendation. After working as Head Gardener on a private estate she now combines her career as a garden writer with freelance work as a consultant on kitchen gardens for private clients.

Holly has been growing her own fruit and vegetables for many years, in a variety of settings from allotments to container gardens. Holly is also a keen and experienced baker, and while she's happy to produce wedding cakes for friends or hundreds of biscuits for a Christmas market stall, she doesn't need a reason to bake!

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens has built a global resource for medicinal plant names that enables health professionals and researchers to access information about plants and plant products relevant to pharmacological research, health regulation, traditional medicine and functional foods.

Table of Contents

Growing herbs
Introduction: the value of herbs
must-have herbs
easy herbs
growing herbs equipment
growing herbs soil, situation, planting
growing herbs perennials
growing herbs shrubs and trees
growing herbs annuals
growing herbs biennials
growing herbs in the ground
growing herbs in the ground - design
growing herbs in containers
A-Z of herbs
Achillea ageratum
Acmella oleracea
Agastache foeniculum
Allium schoenoprasum
Project 1 A vertical herb garden
Allium schoenoprasum var sibiricum
Allium tuberosum
Aloysia citrodora
Anethum graveolens
Angelica archangelica
Anthriscus cerefolium
Apium graveolens
Artemisia dracumculus
Armormacia rusticana
Artemisia dracunculus
Atriplex hortensis
Borago officinalis
Calamintha nepeta
Calendula officinalis
Calycanthus floridus
Carum carvi
Caspicum spp
Caspicum spp
Caspicum spp
Project 2 Infused oils, vinegars etc
Caspicum spp
Chamaemelum nobilis
Project 3 Herbs as cut flowers
Chenopodium bonus-henricus
Cichorium intybus
Coriandrum sativum
Crocus sativus
Cuminum cyminum
Curcuma longa
Project 4 Herbal teas/tisanes
Cymbopogon citratus
Drimys lanceolata
Dysphania ambrosiodies
Elettaria cardamomum
Eruca vesicaria subsp. Sativa
Foeniculum vulgare
Project 5 Harvesting seed and fennel pollen
Galium odoratum
Hyssopus officinalis
Laurus nobilis
Lavandula spp
Project 6 Drying herbs
Levisticum officinale
Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Mentha spicata
Project 7 Herbs as a green roof
Monarda didyma
Myristica fragrans
Myrrhis odorata
Myrtus communis
Nasturtium officinale
Ocimum basilicum
Ocimum basilicum
Ocimum basilicum
Project 8 Hey pesto!
Ocimum basilicum
Origanum marjorana
Origanum vulgare
Pelargonium crispum
Perilla frutescens
Persicaria odorata
Project 9 Herbs for cocktails
Petroselinum crispum
Pimpinella anisum
Piper nigrum
Portulaca oleracea
Rosa - R. rugosa and R. gallica var. offincialis
Rosmarinus officinalis
Project 10 Topiary rosemary
Rumex acetosa/R.sanguineus/scutatus
Salvia officinalis
Salvia officinalis
Sambucus nigra
Sanguisorba minor
Satureja hortsensis
Satureja montana
Syzygium aromaticum
Taraxacum officinale
Thymus vulgaris
Thymus vulgaris
Thymus vulgaris
Project 11 Herb lawns and seats
Thymus vulgaris
Trigonella foenum-graecum
Tropaeolum majus
Urtica dioica
Viola odorata
Zingiber officinale
Year programme: spring
Year programme: summer
Year programme: autumn
Year programme: winter

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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs: The art and science to grow your own herbs by Holly Farrell
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