What Can i Do with My Herbs?: how to Grow, Use, and Enjoy These Versatile Plants

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Texas A&M University Press, 2009 - GARDENING - 145 pages
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With tips covering everything from artemisia to vetiver grass, "What Can I Do with My Herbs?" offers a fun and lively look at forty common herbs and the creative and useful things people do with them. Each herb description includes the plant's history and a list of popular uses, as well as helpful information about how to successfully grow them, how to enjoy them in the garden (watch the swallowtail butterflies and caterpillars that love fennel), or how to use them in the kitchen (substitute the yellow flowers of calendula for saffron). Judy Barrett even shares some of her favorite recipes, including lavender lemonade and thyme cheese rolls. Barrett also suggests uses for each specific herb outside the kitchen. Readers will learn how to bathe with basil, fight fungus with chamomile, fertilize with comfrey, clean house with rosemary, and much, much more. Gardeners, herbalists, and anyone interested in learning more about herbs will relish this compact and easy-to-understand practical guide to growing and enjoying these versatile plants.
 

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Contents

What Can I Do with My Herbs?
1
Artemisia
6
Basil
10
Bay Laurel
13
Bergamot
17
Borage
20
Burnet
22
Calendula
24
Horehound
75
Horseradish
77
Lavender
79
Lemon Balm
82
Lemon Grass
84
Lemon Verbena
86
Marigold
88
Mint
92

Catnip
26
Chamomile
29
Chile Peppers
32
Chives
38
CilantroCoriander
41
Comfrey
44
Dill
47
Epazote
50
Fennel
52
Feverfew
54
Garlic
56
Geraniums Scented
63
Germander
67
Ginger
69
Gotu Kola
73
Mullein
96
Oregano
99
Parsley
102
Roses
105
Rosemary
109
Rue
113
Sage
115
Tansy
119
Thyme
121
Vetiver Grass
124
Other Good Things to Do with My Herbs
127
Thanks
129
Index
131
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Judy Barrett is the author of "What Makes Heirloom Vegetables So Great"? (Texas A&M University Press, 2010) and "Recipes from and for the Garden" (Texas A&M University Press, 2012). The former editor and publisher of the organic gardening magazine "Homegrown," she blogs at HomegrownTexas.com and is a frequent speaker at gardening events and conferences. She lives in Taylor, Texas, near Austin.

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