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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs

By Holly Farrell & Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, with pictures by Jason Ingram



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Author Holly Farrell & Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, with pictures by Jason Ingram
Binding Hardback
Date published March 2019
Number of pages 144
Publisher White Lion Publishing
ISBN / Item No. 9780711239364


The art and science to grow your own herbs.

The herbs in this book provide flavours and scents unlike any other: culinary herbs are a living treasure trove of fresh flavours for any cook, with an almost magical power to transform the simplest dish.

Herbs can be used as seeds, flowers, or leaves; cooked and eaten themselves or used to infuse a dish or drink. They are popping up in artisan gin, ice cubes and cocktail syrups; in foraged dishes and kitchen gardens of the best restaurants as chefs realise that often the only way to capture that elusive flavour is to have home-grown, freshly harvested herbs on their doorstep.

With this book these intense flavours can now be a reality for gardeners and food enthusiasts 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. Find out how to grow herbs in all situations, how to plant, propagate and harvest. The 80 most exciting herbs are identified, illustrated and their uses explained.

This is accompanied by Jason Ingram's specially commissioned photography for 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.

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