Other than that - another great addition to my gardening book collection.
Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces [Gayla Trail ] on lirodisa.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Growing a handful of. I really like this book because it combines two things that I think are really useful for people interested in small-space gardening. First of all, it has excellent.
I love herbs, and I love my container garden. Gayla Trail's book is an info-packed reference that I will turn to again and again. The pictures are beautiful and inspiring. Gayla covers all aspects of growing herbs in containers; it also translates well to a more traditional garden. The information is do-able for a newbie, and there are new ideas for the more experienced grower. And I'm looking forward to trying some of the recipes.
Aug 14, Kimberly Lohr rated it it was amazing. I LOVE this book. Incredibly useful, with tips on growing and fertilizing, soils and growing conditions, pests, harvesting, seed collection and recipes and on and on. But just as important, it is gorgeous and fun to read. I especially love that she describes the herb and edible flower flavors. Super yum! Jan 31, Natashya KitchenPuppies rated it it was amazing. Beautiful and inspiring book on growing herbs and edible flowers, even if you don't have much room for gardening.
Inventive ideas for planting and keeping your herbs organic while still protecting them, and even includes recipes for using them! Feb 18, Catherine rated it it was amazing.
Excellent book! I love the edible flower info, it's difficult to find reliable info about it so I'm thrilled that Gayla wrote about this topic in her wonderfully entertaining writing style no less! Feb 01, Slee rated it it was amazing. This is the book I was looking for. It contains a wealth of specific information about various herb, their growing preferences, and wisdom to ease the grower's journey.
If you want to grow more beautiful things to eat, this is a good book to consult. Jun 24, Dearwassily rated it liked it.
Basic info with a few recipes thrown in. Most gardening books that are geared toward a general audience don't work well for Florida. Mar 02, Vicky rated it really liked it Shelves: gardening. Great Resource book! Mar 19, Miss rated it it was amazing Shelves: gardening , cooking. Gorgeous photos. Includes recipes! Jun 23, Betty Howls rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction-diy. I talked about this book on the Betty Howls show 06 23 I didn't find this to be very useful.
Feb 15, Anna Edwards rated it it was amazing. I love Gayla's writing style and simple instructions. Her books are filled with practical advice that is accessible to a beginner, but still valuable to the most experienced gardener. Jun 24, Laurie rated it it was amazing Shelves: gardens-plants , female-authors. Incredible work as usual Gayla. Full of super-helpful information, as well as chocked full of yummy-sounding recipes. Mar 26, Catherine rated it really liked it Shelves: farm , green.
Fantastic for beginning gardeners. Lots of useful advice for those whose garden is a coffee table by a window. Mar 06, Kaeli Cookie rated it it was amazing. If you want to grow and eat fresh herbs, this is the book for you.
All the info you need, and recipes too! Apr 20, Po rated it really liked it Shelves: , food , gardening , library. Great photos and lists e. Herbs that can stand wet feet vs. I like that she recommends specific cultivars. The recipes all look delicious.
Lpc rated it really liked it Jul 31, Victoria rated it really liked it Dec 14, Suzie Jurado rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Shannen rated it really liked it Jan 04, Emily C. Edible Garden - Flowers and Herbs. Episode 5 of 6 Alys focuses on different foods and shows how anyone can grow, cook and eat from their own garden, even if they live in a city.
In Alys's pretty but productive backyard, she grows flowers and herbs for many reasons: to flavour her food, to decorate her home and to attract wildlife essential for the health and productivity of her garden. From herb omelettes to bread made with rosemary and salads of edible blooms, flowers and herbs are the garden garnishes that bring both the garden and kitchen to life. Browse more videos. Playing next Eva Pearson. Abbie Richards Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 29, jess rated it really liked it Shelves: , growing. I really like this book because it combines two things that I think are really useful for people interested in small-space gardening.
First of all, it has excellent "beginner" gardening information, so if you have never grown anything before, you can pick this up and green your thumb almost instantly. Secondly, this book is focused mainly on herbs, which I think is such an overlooked part of small-space gardening. Fresh herbs are outrageously expensive at the grocery store, and they take up very I really like this book because it combines two things that I think are really useful for people interested in small-space gardening.
Fresh herbs are outrageously expensive at the grocery store, and they take up very little space in the garden. Many of them are quite hardy, both of climate and neglect, and will often come back year after year with little help from the gardener.
This will go on the short list of books I recommend to city friends who ask about learning to garden. As a more experienced gardener, I also got a lot out of this book. Gayla has a gift for plant lists, and she breaks them up into such useful groups. Plants that will tolerate damp spots, shady spots, boiling hot spots - they're listed. There are lists detailing which plants you should grow from seed and which are worthwhile to buy as starts, and which propagation methods are best for most herbs in the book.
And, of course, in the style we have come to expect from Gayla, there are totally gorgeous photos, some funny write-up's, and many delicious recipes for using up all the herbs you are going to grow. This book is one you can come back to again and again when you want to expand your herb garden. It's a keeper. Feb 14, Judith rated it it was amazing Shelves: gardening , herbs. Gayla Trail writes the essential books for budding gardeners. I highly recommend her books on gardening in small spaces. Colorful, beautiful, inspiring and real, you'll expand your garden dreams to your balcony and beyond.
Jun 25, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: gardening , foodies. Pretty, colorful, and useful gardening book with an emphasis on organic herbs. Also includes some recipes.
LOVED learning how to make tea bags and the lavender blossom sugar. Jun 10, Victoria Mendes rated it liked it Shelves: May 04, Cara rated it it was amazing Shelves: skimmed-through. This is a great reference book for folks wanting to grow herbs! Tons of info in an easy to follow layout and wording. Mar 17, Gail Richmond rated it liked it. Just skimmed for the information I needed. Good information on basics. Great info on indoor lighting aides for growing plants.
Apr 05, Carissa rated it really liked it.
Excellent book by Gayla Trail. She has a few other books that I have enjoyed and one of them I own. This book focuses on herbs. It has good advice, fun projects and nifty recipes. Wearing gloves, roughly chop or rip all parts of the plant including leaves, stems, and flowers into chunky bits. Toss them into the bucket and add 4 parts water to 1 part fresh herbs.
Molasses increases the growth of beneficial microorg Excellent book by Gayla Trail. Molasses increases the growth of beneficial microorganisms; add it in if you like and stir vigorously. Set the sloppy mixture aside for days, stirring aggressively a few times per day. Regular agitation draws oxygen into the brew to aid in the production of beneficial microorganisms. Beware: If you don't agitate at least once a day, the mix will rot and stink up the neighborhood. Strain out the slurry and toss it into the compost bin or lay it on the garden soil around needy plants.
Reserve the liquid in a recycled container or jar and use it as a concentrate.
I add a few cups to a large watering can of water regularly throughout the growing season, apply it as a foliar feed using a spray bottle, and pour it on full-strength when transplanting seedlings. Your plants will love it! NOTE: This will also work as a less potent fertilizer if you need to use up out-of-date herbs from the cupboard. Brew it up like regular drinking tea and leave out the molasses. Cool the brew off before using. Store in anything that will keep the seeds dry. Take a 4 inch square piece of paper and fold in half diagonally to make a triangle. With the triangle pointing up, fold the bottom right corner up until it meets with the left side.