Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants by Stefani Bittner book review

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Synopsis

A beautifully photographed, gift-worthy guide to growing, harvesting, and utilizing 47 unexpected garden plants to make organic pantry staples, fragrances, floral arrangements, beverages, cocktails, beauty products, bridal gifts, and more.
Every garden–not just vegetable plots–can produce a bountiful harvest! This practical, inspirational, and seasonal guide will help make any garden more productive and enjoyable with a variety of projects using unexpected and often common garden plants, some of which may already be growing in your backyard.
Discover the surprising usefulness of petals and leaves, roots, seeds, and fruit: turn tumeric root into a natural dye and calamintha into lip balm. Make anise hyssop into a refreshing iced tea and turn apricots into a facial mask. Crabapple branches can be used to create stunning floral arrangements, oregano flowers to infuse vinegar, and edible chrysanthemum to liven up a salad. With the remarkable, multi-purpose plants in Harvest, there is always something for gardeners to harvest from one growing season to the next.

 

Review

Inside this beautiful hardback book, you will find a list of 47 projects using some of our most common edible flowers, vegetables, and herbs, straight from our very own garden! This book is beautifully photographed and is very detailed in it’s instructions. The book comes with detailed useful information and is one that is great to have on hand as well as on your coffee table as it is quite beautiful and eye catching. The recipes range from teas and spices, to pickled rhubarb, even up to luxurious face creams. This book makes the perfect gift for any gardener or even someone starting out that would like to know more about the history and uses of various plants. Definitely a 5 star from me! I can not wait to check out more of these recipes! I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

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