“I am so glad I bought this lovely herb book. There was a wealth of information I didn’t expect, with gems of great value sprinkled generously throughout. I particularly enjoyed the logical, easy-to-read layout and suggested actions to take as I worked my way through. These practical steps helped me re-design my tiny space to utilise the sun and shade to grow more herbs than I thought possible. It’s a read, then ‘go and do’ kind of book. I was really limiting the potential of my indoor and outdoor areas until I learned how to use these spaces more efficiently with good design. Now I understand how to use my unique microclimates to plant a wider variety of culinary and medicinal herbs. The detailed plant profiles had so many interesting tips and I have added many herbs to my Wishlist. I plan to make more of the recipes for herb teas, salt substitutes and remedies as I need them. I will be referring to this helpful resource for many years to come and hopefully my health will benefit as a result. I will be buying more as a gift for friends and family.” – Rosamaree Smith
“This book sets out in a very comprehensive, but uncomplicated way, all one needs to know about planning for, purchasing, setting up, growing, maintaining, harvesting and using herbs for health and in cooking. It is beautifully presented and easy to read. One of my favourite sections was the Suggested Goal List – helping me think, and do, outside that square of using herbs more effectively and efficiently. I also gained a fuller understanding of each plant profile and its needs and uses. It’s well worth the read and an important tool in your garden library.” – Lynn Lewis
“This book is a beautiful distillation of 25 herbs useful for both kitchen and health. Anne Gibson has made it so easy for time-poor or beginner gardeners to have stress-free contact with nature. I thoroughly enjoyed her abundant personal garden wisdom. There are so many tips and practical suggestions. For example, exactly when and how to harvest turmeric and how to rejuvenate ageing thyme plants, that I have never seen elsewhere. As an experienced herb grower, I enjoyed learning numerous interesting new things about my treasured herbs and how to make the most of them for food, first aid and health.” – Beren Coulthard
You CAN take control over your health, and it can be as simple as using fresh or dried kitchen herbs in new ways. A bunch of parsley or basil can also help build your immune system. A headache or indigestion may be eased quickly without rushing to the chemist, by reaching for a herb in a pot instead. I've been living this way for years, seen my own health improve dramatically and share how I personally grow herbs and use them daily.
The ideal Kitchen Herb reference guide if you want:
* An easy-to-read, concise but comprehensive guide;
* To grow your first herb garden or build on what you already have growing;
* A step-by-step guide to planning your space to grow herbs;
* Quick, easy, money-saving 'How-To' remedies for common ailments like skin problems, sore throats and stress;
* To create healthy soil to grow nutrient-dense herbs;
* To dive deeper into herb plant profiles for specific health benefits and how-to-grow information.
Armed with this handy reference, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to plan, create and use your own herb garden for vibrant health and be more self-sufficient.
This eBook is an entertaining, dive-right-in manual for beginners to experienced gardeners and cooks who want to grow flavoursome kitchen herbs to optimize wellbeing. You’ll learn how to use nutrient-rich herbs in meals and heal everyday ailments with simple tips. Find out how to grow, harvest and store 25 common edible herbs indoors or out, with actionable step-by-step instructions and recipes. The guide includes a comprehensive glossary and references for further reading, so you can layer your learning over time.
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About the Author
Anne Gibson is a passionate speaker, writer, workshop presenter and founder of The Micro Gardener, a popular online education platform for urban gardeners, wanting to learn how to grow nutrient-dense food gardens in small spaces. Anne has featured internationally in magazines, TV, many publications and on radio. In 2011, she won an Environment Award for her not-for-profit community education work, and in 2017, won a Sustainable Businesswoman of the Year Award. Anne’s passion for teaching people how to grow good health grew out of her own return-to-wellness journey, after cancer struck in 2004. This experience became the catalyst for exploring a more sustainable lifestyle and taking control of health with nutritionally rich foods. While studying sustainable agriculture and biological farming, she discovered that human disease was directly linked to soil and plant nutrition. Since then, she has facilitated hundreds of workshops, spoken at major gardening events, written several eBooks, created a range of gardening guides and inspired thousands of people around the world to grow their way to good health. With a focus on sustainable and organic gardening practices, she shares organic gardening tips and tutorials to save time, money and energy on her popular website themicrogardener.com.