Review Time: How To Grow Herbs by Betsy Smith

How to Grow Herbs At Home: Grow a Never-ending Supply of Herbs that Can Improve Everything You Cook and Use for Health

How to Grow Herbs At Home
Grow a Never-ending Supply of Herbs that Can Improve Everything You Cook and Use for Health

The book guides the readers from the very basics and beginnings of starting an herb garden till the very end steps of harvesting and preservation. Essentially, everything a home gardener is required to know about herbs and herb gardening is provided in this book.

By Betsy Smith
By Betsy Smith


My Review – (Here is where my love of books and gardening come together)

Betsy Smith offers sound information on many types of herbs for the new or beginning herb gardener. For example I discovered I should be planting feverfew seeds in the fall, not spring. The book layout is orderly and includes:

A photo of the herb.
Descriptions, various names, and the types of a particular herb.
Is the herb an annual or perennial plant?
Gardening tips for planting, pruning and caring for the herb.
Uses for the herb.
Harvesting the herb.
Preserving herbs.

All topics are delivered in an easy-to-read format and the book does translate well in ebook format.

There is one serious flaw to this ebook and that is the abundance of typos. I can’t tell you how many times the word ‘rots’ was used instead of ‘roots’, ‘foamy’ instead of ‘loam or loamy’, and many more. In my opinion this book offers great basic information, but the spelling typos in nearly every chapter detract from its credibility. Hence my 3-star rating on Goodreads.com.

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