Picture of Herbs - PDF ebook

Herbs - PDF ebook

Herbs are fascinating plants, mystical and romantic. They have a rich history dating back centuries. Used by monks, apothecaries and ‘witches’ in the past, herbs are undergoing a revival in interest. They are easy to grow, scented, culinary and medicinal plants. In a formal herb garden or peppered throughout the garden, herbs rarely fail! Find out how they are used as medicines, for cooking,perfumes and more.


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Herbs are fascinating plants, mystical and romantic. They have a rich history dating back centuries. Used by monks, apothecaries and ‘witches’ in the past, herbs are undergoing a revival in interest. They are easy to grow, scented, culinary and medicinal plants.

In a formal herb garden or peppered throughout the garden, herbs rarely fail! Find out how they are used as medicines, for cooking,perfumes and more.

This book has nine chapters covering the following topics: an introduction to herbs, cultivation, propagation, pests and diseases, herb gardens, and A-Z plant directory, using herbs, features for herb gardens, herb gardens, an A-Z plant directory, using herbs, features for herb gardens, herbs in pots - 113 colour photos, 61 pages.


Chapter 1 introducing herbs

Growing healthy herbs
Where herbs can be grown
Getting your plants

Chapter 2 cultivating herbs
What herbs to grow in what soils
Composting
Mulching
Planting
Making a no-dig herb garden
Feeding herbs
Watering herbs
Plant protection
Pruning

Chapter 3 propagating herbs
Propagation by division
Propagation by cuttings
Propagation by layering
Propagation by seeds

Chapter 4 pests and diseases
Herbs which repel insects
Companion planting
Companion planting chart
Other natural pest controls


Chapter 5 a garden of herbs
Types of herb gardens
Landscaping with herbs
A lemon scented herb garden

Chapter 6 herbs encyclopaedia
An a-z of selected herbs
Other herbs to consider


Chapter 7 using herbs
Harvesting herbs
Herbs for pot-pourri
Herbal remedies
Gargles
Toothache
Hiccoughs
Skin care
What herb for what complaint
Herbal teas
Cooking with herbs
Dried flowers
Herbal fragrances
Herbs for potpourris, sachets, etc.
Insect repelling sachets
Extracting herb scents
Herb for baths and personal care

Chapter 8 furniture and features
Seats and tables
Arches, gates and walls
Gazebos and others
Statues and ornaments
Paths and pavings

Chapter 9 growing herbs in pots
How to repot
Pyramid planters
Maintenance
Herbs as indoor plants
Hydroponic herbs

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