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Whether the reader is looking to cultivate herbs for medicinal or culinary use or spice up landscaping with fragrant decoration, Herb Gardening For Dummies is top-notch source of ideas and information. Herb Gardening For Dummies covers everything you need to know for growing beautiful herbs gardens indoors and out. From picking a site to soil requirements to selecting seedlings, you will be rolling up your sleeves in no time. Herb gardening abc's such as mulching, watering, weeding, pruning and pest control are ...

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Whether the reader is looking to cultivate herbs for medicinal or culinary use or spice up landscaping with fragrant decoration, Herb Gardening For Dummies is top-notch source of ideas and information. Herb Gardening For Dummies covers everything you need to know for growing beautiful herbs gardens indoors and out. From picking a site to soil requirements to selecting seedlings, you will be rolling up your sleeves in no time. Herb gardening abc's such as mulching, watering, weeding, pruning and pest control are discussed. Zone maps are included so you can select the best herbs for their climate. Also, an encyclopedia of herbs that covers both scientific and common names, description and common applications, as well as interesting facts and lore about various herbs. Herb Gardening For Dummies also gives tips on storing and using herbs for culinary uses and crafts and more than 150 drawings and color photos.

About the Authors:

The National Gardening Association (Burlington, VT) is the largest member-based, non-profit organization of home gardeners in the U.S. Founded in 1972, NGA is best known for its bi-monthly magazine, National Gardening (250,000; 500,000 readers). They are the featured gardening experts on Housenet-AOL's key home and garden resource. They are also the co-authors of the …For Dummies gardening series.

Karan Davis Cutler is a former writer/editor for Harrowsmith Country Life and has written nearly 50 feature articles for Horticulture, The American Gardener and Organic Gardening magazines. She has edited four handbooks for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and is the author of a major book on edibles, Burpee-The Complete Vegetable and Herb Gardener ($30, Literary Guild, Rodale Book Clubs) and is currently working on The New England Gardener's Book of Lists. Karan has also been awarded eight Quill & Trowel awards for her writing.

Kathleen Fisher has been editor of The American Gardener and has just completed a major book on medicinal herbs, Herbal Remedies. (Rodale) She frequently writes for Physicians Garden, Wild Garden and Organic Gardening magazines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470887486
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 182,144
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Suzanne DeJohn is an editor with the National Gardening Association.

The National Gardening Association is the leading garden-basededucational nonprofit organization in the United States, providingresources at www. garden.org and www.kidsgardening.org.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Herb Basics.

Chapter 1: Why Grow Herbs?

Chapter 2: Herbs.

Part II: Deciding How and What to Grow.

Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Home Ground.

Chapter 4: Designing Your Herb Garden.

Chapter 5: Herb Garden Plans.

Chapter 6: Herbs in Containers, Indoors and Out.

Part III: Getting Down to Earth.

Chapter 7: There's No Place Like Loam: Preparing Your Soil for Planting.

Chapter 8: It's Time to Plant.

Chapter 9: Everyday Care and Feeding.

Chapter 10: Managing Pests in Your Herb Garden.

Part IV: Cut and Dried: Handling the Herbal Bounty.

Chapter 11: Harvesting and Preserving.

Chapter 12: Culinary Concoctions.

Chapter 13: Herbs for Healing and Soothing.

Chapter 14: Herbs for Beauty.

Chapter 15: Herbs for Hearth and Home.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Gifts to Make from Herbs You Grow.

Chapter 17: Ten Lists of Herbs for Different Uses and Garden Situations.

Appendix: An Encyclopedia of Herbs.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Informative with a touch of humor.

    It covers a lot of the basics and its very organized for quick reference. Easy for a beginners. The herb reference guide is worth it alone.

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    *walks around sniffing and checking herbs* hmmmm... the yarrow needs a littie more sunlight...

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