Growing Herbs in Containers by Maggie Oster & Sal Gilbertie

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Maggie Oster & Sal Gilbertie
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Growing Herbs in Containers 

Herb gardening in containers enjoys a long history. Early records show that the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians grew bay, myrtle and other herbs in clay pots.

Today, container gardening is once more in the throes of a renaissance. For some, this is due to the limitations of space in high-rises and condominiums; for others, it may be due to the ease and accessibility of gardening in containers. Ultimately, people simply appreciate what has been known since antiquity: Pots overflowing with plants add beauty and dimension to the landscape.

Best of all, container gardening is an ideal way to easily grow all the herbs you might want for cooking.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Herb Gardening Preparations
  • Preparing the Soil Mix
  • Fertilizers and pH
  • Choosing Containers
  • Advantages of Terra-cotta
  • Advantages of Wood
  • Small Raised Beds
  • Planting a Window Box
  • Acquiring Plants
  • Potting Your Herbs
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Maintaining Tall Herbs
  • Overwintering
  • Using a Cold Frame
  • Growing Herbs Indoors
  • Preserving Herbs
  • Methods of Drying
  • Other Preservation Methods
  • Herbs & Edible Flowers at a Glance

From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!

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