The 9 Best Books for Growing Herbs in 2021, According to Experts
- Growing herbs is one of the easiest ways to start gardening.
- Herbs can be grown indoors and with little space, perfect for beginners.
- Below are 9 books on herb gardening, from culinary herbs to herbal remedies.
Creating and maintaining a garden can be a fun way to spend time outdoors. But with any new skill, there is often a learning curve that can be a bit daunting. Whether you are hesitant to embark on a large edible garden, have no space, or prefer to indulge in a new hobby, one of the easiest ways to start gardening is by planting herbs. Because the herbs are easy to grow and require minimal attention, you can grow them on a windowsill, in pots, or even indoors (if conditions, such as sunlight, are right).
Plus, there are a myriad of ways to use herbs in your culinary creations – from mint and mint in your mojito, to a glass of water or sprinkling fresh oregano or basil on your pizza. . And if you like to drink tea or herbal infusions, or want to use herbs as remedies, there are plenty of books out there that will teach you everything you need to know.
I reached out to Amy Armstrong, gardener, farmer and owner of Conservatory Market, and Matt Eddleston, a gardener with over 20 years of experience and founder of Gardening Vibe, to learn their favorite herb gardening books. Whether you are a novice gardener or an experienced gardener, these are the books worth keeping on your shelf.