paper, 106 p., $9.95
Herbs, number five in Rodale's Organic Gardening Basics series, gives an organic and simplified approach to herb growing. Topics in this useful book range from planning and essential tools to growing guidelines, companion plants and harvesting hints. Even if the gardener has no garden, herbs can be grown in pots, indoors or out, and this book shows how it's done.
Large color photographs and a seasonal herb-care calendar guide novice and intermediate herb gardeners alike to a successful harvest. Quick tips and amusing facts line the page margins, providing such handy information as which herbs are best for indoor growing, how to use chamomile flowers for facials, and how to use particular herbs in the kitchen. The trivia tidbits are enjoyable, too!
— Alana Mezo