The Green Guide to Herb Gardening: Featuring the 10 Most Popular Herbs

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Llewellyn Publications, 2000 - Gardening - 178 pages
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You know that using herbs for everything from flavoring your food to magic can be powerful. You also know that using fresh herbs can be the best way to work with these powerful plants. But how do you grow them? What is needed? Where do you start?

If you're new to growing herbs, you'll discover that The Green Guide to Herb Gardening by Deborah C. Harding is the only book you'll need to get your garden to grow.  It gives you step-by-step techniques to grow from seeds, nurture, harvest, and store ten of the most versatile, easy-to-grow herbs: basil, calendula, chamomile, chives, garlic, lemon balm, mint, oregano, parsley, and thyme.

Learning how to grow each of the herbs is just the beginning. The Green Guide to Herb Gardening includes a chapter for each of the herbs which also features:

·Herb history, magic, and folklore
·Natural herbal remedies (135 in all)
·Culinary uses of herbs, with nearly 100 recipes for delicious drinks and flavorful foods
·Aromatic, cosmetic, and ornamental uses for each herb

The book also reveals how to make your own herbal teas, decoctions, infusions, tinctures, and herbal oils and vinegars. If you can't find seeds for the herbs, you will learn how to grow herbs from root cuttings. You'll also learn how to create magical herbal sachets and potpourri.

Whether you want to grow herbs for their medicinal qualities, their assistance with magic, or their flavorful addition to food, The Green Guide to Herb Gardening will start you on your way to becoming a successful herbalist. Get this book and get gardening.

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Many herb books are encyclopedic, covering dozens, if not hundreds, of varieties but not providing much depth. Such works have their place but can be confusing to beginners and sometimes don't provide ... Read full review


A Word on the Magic Uses of Herbs
Calendula the Consort of the Sun
Chives a Taste from the Orient

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About the author (2000)

Deborah Harding (Ohio) began gardening alongside her parents when she was just able to walk. She writes articles on herbal concerns for magazines and web-zines, and gives lectures and workshops on growing herbs and using them in cosmetics and cooking. She frequently appears on a talk radio show to discuss herbs and cooking.

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