I have been dreaming of not only growing culinary herbs (aka my own herb garden) for a LONG time. And since we are on the subject, I would also love my own personal garden! As we have always been in apartments or renting it never seemed an ideal situation to start anything. I did actually attempt to grow a couple herbs in plastic cups for a few hours, once. That is until my 2 very young kiddos thought it would be more fun to dump them out…needless to say, I gave up! lol So, when the opportunity came to review an ebook that would tell me the secrets and walk me through the process on how to start my own indoor or outdoor herb garden, I decided this was my chance to actually start one now that we have our own house. Admittedly, if I had had this ebook earlier and some good lighting, I would have started years ago!
I have been enjoying “The Growing Culinary Herbs in Containers” ebook. It gives you just the right amount of information and covers anything and everything that you could possibly need to know about growing herbs inside or outside. The author, Anja Koch (aka Little Miss Greenfingers), gives you information on subjects such as:
- Where to grow herbs and which do best in containers
- What types of herbs are best for what seasons
- Which herbs are best to grow from seeds and which herbs are better to start as a plant from your local garden center
- How to plant and care for each type of herb
- How to deal with pests
- How to trim, dry and use herbs
- And so much more…
Like I said, it is very informative! When I first received the book I was a little overwhelmed by all the possibilities, but I decided I should keep it simple to start. So, I picked two herb plants, basil and thyme, from our local store and with the help of my eager Little Helper we planted them and have been taking care of them successfully for 2 weeks. I was able to follow the specific instructions given for each plant and was even able to practice successfully getting rid of some pests. If we can keep these two alive and edible, then we will add more to our indoor garden. I have been harvesting/using them from the start in some of our dishes and I love what fresh thyme can do to basic chicken! It’s also fun to walk downstairs and smell the plants from across the room. The kids are pretty excited to watch them grow as well.
I also love that this is an ebook. With it being digital, I can search for certain herbs and scan through the book a lot easier on my computer than an actual book. Plus, I have a tendency to misplace books that I actually use or need, so knowing that it is on my computer or Kindle for me to look at when needed is awesome.
How would you like to grow your own herb garden? I’m excited to tell you that I am giving away a copy of “Growing Culinary Herbs in Containers – Healthy & Delicious!” to 10 very lucky Fun On a Dime readers!
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