Thursday, March 8, 2012

Growing Culinary Herbs In Containers E-Book Review And Giveaway

I recently came across a blogger opportunity to read and review an e-book called Growing Culinary Herbs In Containers.

At the time, I was gearing up for beginning some container gardening after my failed attempts at in ground gardening in year past (and also hitting a 90% off garden clearance at Target last year where I scored some majorly cheap pots!)

I was actually looking to buy a book of this sort, so I applied for the opportunity, and got a nearly immediate response!  I was very excited to get to reading and learn all I could before I started my gardening.

The Review:

I really enjoyed the way this book was set up.  It separated the plants into annuals and perennials, which is certainly good information to have!  I had a few all mixed up, and was wondering why some died off and confused when others lived on through the winter!

Then, the book takes you through the types of herbs, alphabetically, in each category, and tells you everything you need to know about seeding, transplanting, watering, caring, common pests, harvesting, and storing!

Especially useful was the information about the sizes that the plants would need to grow for a single family, and which plants will do well together in a single container (because they need similar care).  I've had a tendency to just keep moving things to bigger and bigger pots, but not end up using half of what is produced.

Overall, the book was an easy read and easy to understand.  I'm still a novice gardener and can be put off by the big gardening terminology used in some books, but this one was not like that.

I found it very helpful, and I even came to understand that my enormous basil plant from last summer died from leaf rot due to over watering.

I've taken a few steps in my own gardening this week.  I've repotted my rosemary plant into a slightly bigger pot (it was my only remaining living plant), and I've planted just a few herb seeds that I had on hand.

I watered them slightly, and sat the small containers down into the bigger planter just as a holder, and slid it into my sunniest indoor windowsill so it could get some sun and be protected from the rain.   I will keep you all posted how my gardening endeavors go.   I intend to plant some veggies in containers as well!

The Giveaway:

The author of this book has been very generous, and is allowing me to giveaway 10 copies of her e-book which retails for $14.99!

10 winners will be chosen, and will receive a PDF copy of the book by email.

To enter, use the rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Jennifer Rogers March 9, 2012 at 5:09 AM  

I would like to grow Sweet Marjoram!

Pary Moppins March 9, 2012 at 7:35 AM  
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Pary Moppins March 9, 2012 at 7:37 AM  

I am all about the container gardening and would love to know more of the ins and outs. I love having fresh cilantro growing - it saves me a lot of money that way.

kathy brower March 9, 2012 at 9:29 PM  

basil or cilantro.

Anonymous March 10, 2012 at 1:26 AM  

Oregano or basil

KaeliH March 17, 2012 at 8:24 PM  


Stephanie Templeman March 19, 2012 at 9:15 AM  

I am a basil and cilantro junkie. I would need to grow them both :)

jennifer March 20, 2012 at 10:31 PM  

Cilantro, I would love to have a salsa garden.

Angie Adair March 21, 2012 at 1:03 PM  

I am planning on growing peppermint for some tea. Yummmmy

The Goodwin Family March 21, 2012 at 6:43 PM  

I'm not sure. It's just something I've always wanted to do.

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