Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs

Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs

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Overview

Enjoy a thriving, fragrant herb garden and use your harvest to bring beauty, flavor, and health to your everyday life. Tammi Hartung provides in-depth profiles of 101 popular herbs, including information on seed selection, planting, maintenance, harvesting, and drying. Hartung also shows you how to use your herbs in a variety of foods, home remedies, body care products, and crafts. Whether you’re a seasoned herbalist or planting your first garden, Homegrown Herbs will inspire you to get the most out of your herbs. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603427036
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 167,129
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tammi Hartung is the author of Cattail Moonshine & Milkweed Medicine, Homegrown Herbs, and The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener. She has been growing and working with herbs for more than 40 years and is a frequent teacher and lecturer. She and her husband cultivate more than 1800 varieties of herbs, heirloom food plants, and perennial seed crops on their organic farm in Colorado.
 



Rosemary Gladstar is the best-selling author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide and Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, which draw on her 40-plus years of experiences studying and teaching about the healing properties of herbs. She is a world-renowned educator, activist, and entrepreneur, and the founding director of Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center, the International Herb Symposium, and the New England Women’s Herbal Conference. Gladstar is founding president of United Plant Savers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of native American herbs. She was the original formulator for Traditional Medicinal herbal teas and has led herbal educational adventures around the world. She is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and serves on the board of the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine and The National Health Freedom Coalition. She lives in Vermont.
 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword by Rosemary Gladstar

 

Preface

 

Chapter One

An Introduction to Growing and Using Herbal Plants

 

Chapter Two

Selecting Plants and Designing Your Garden

 

Chapter Three

Secrets to Great Soil

 

Chapter Four

Propagation Methods

 

Chapter Five

Garden Maintenance

 

Chapter Six

Pest and Disease Control

 

Chapter Seven

Harvesting from the Garden

 

Chapter Eight

Making Herbal Preparations for Medicine and Personal Care

 

Chapter Nine

Cooking with Herbs

 

Chapter Ten

Herb Personalities

 

Resources

 

Recommended Reading

 

Index

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