Florida's Best Herbs and Spices: Native and Exotic Plants Grown for Scent and Flavor

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Pineapple Press Inc, 2010 - Cooking - 229 pages
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Florida's warm climate provides residents with the opportunity to raise herbs and spices from around the globe. This book introduces gardeners to 89 herbs and spices suited to cultivation in Florida. Each plant is covered in a detailed profile, which includes illustrations, growing techniques, climate requirements, and distribution maps.

Unique tropical plants such as vanilla, pandanus, and curryleaf grow in southern portions of the state. By making minor adjustments, the Florida gardener can raise nearly any popular northern herb, such as parsley and basil.

You will find herbs and spices, both native and exotic, suitable for planting in every region of Florida. Find familiar plants along with those that are rare or obscure. Discover a unique mix of scents, flavors, textures, and colors. Growing your own herbs and spices will bring plants into your garden that look and smell good as well as providing fresh, interesting, and chemical-free tastes for your cooking. You can also save money as you add flavor.

We at Pineapple Press are confident that this book, like its companion volume, Florida's Best Fruiting Plants, will be regarded as a gardening classic.

 

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Contents

Preface
4
Allspice
22
Basil
28
Bee Balm
34
Borage
40
Calamondin
46
Carob
52
Mustard
130
Chili Pepper 62
136
Cinnamon 70
142
Culantro 76
148
Dill 82
154
Florida Anise 88
162
Garlic 92
221
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