Your Backyard Herb Garden: A Gardener's Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking, Crafts, Companion Planting and More

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 1999 - Gardening - 160 pages

Everything you need to know about growing your favorite herbs using safe, natural, all-organic methods!

Practical tips and advice on all aspects of successful herb growing.

A wealth of great ideas and helpful how-to on using herbs in cooking, crafts, cosmetics, health care, insect repellents, and more.

Illustrated herb directory featuring all the most popular herbs-- from aloe to yarrow-- each with complete information on growing, care, harvesting, and uses.

"Your Backyard Herb Garden captures all the excitement of herbs and makes them easy to grow and enjoy."--Susan McClure, author of The Herb Gardener

"A skilled gardener and teacher, Miranda Smith knows her subject well, writes about it easily, and obviously enjoys the special charms of herbs. She conveys all this in Your Backyard Herb Garden. Her no-nonsense advice on soil building, fertilizing, pest control, and watering is pure gold. She also covers harvesting and using herbs in teas, vinegars, cosmetics, potpourris, crafts, and more. Do try Miranda's rose geranium jelly!"--Bertha Reppert, author of Growing Your Herb Business and Herbs with Confidence, and herbarist in residence at The Rosemary House, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Miranda Smith teaches organic and sustainable methods of growing herbs, vegetables, and fruits at the New England Small Farm Institute. She lives in Belchertown, Massachusetts.

 

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This book helps you to plan your herb garden tells you how to plant when to plant how to harvest lots of receipes and even what to use for health and beauty. There is also an herbal directory for identification etc. There is alot packed into 154 pages! Worth the price! Read full review

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Comprehensive coverage of growing and using herbs. Read full review

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Miranda Smith teaches organic and sustainable methods of growing herbs,vegetables, and fruits at the New England Small Farm Institute. She lives in Belchertown, Massachusetts.

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