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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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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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Your Backyard Herb Garden shows you how easy and pleasurable growing herbs can be. Miranda Smith gives you sound advice on choosing plants and matching them to the conditions in your yard. With the help of easy-to-follow photos and illustrations, she explains clearly how to prepare the soil, how to grow herbs from seeds or transplants, and how to care for your herbs once they're up and growing. You'll also find a wealth of information about propagating your herbs, preparing them for winter, and caring for them indoors, plus the best all-natural methods for protecting them from pests and diseases. Above all, Your Backyard Herb Garden shows you how to use and enjoy all the wonderful herbs your garden will produce. You'll learn how to harvest, dry, and freeze herbs, and how to make herbal vinegars, teas, seasonings, flavored cooking oils, jellies, and honeys. You'll also discover effective ways of using herbs to improve your health with infusions, salves, and tinctures. Finally, you'll learn how to fill your life with the scent of herbs as you make shampoos and skin creams, potpourris, pillows, bouquets, and wreaths. The herb directory provides a comprehensive guide to over 50 of the most popular herbs for home gardeners. Each herb is featured in a color photo, along with complete information on hardiness, planting, care, harvesting, and uses.

Synopsis:

Here, in one complete, beautifully illustrated volume, is everything readers need to know to grow and use their own herbs. A special encyclopedia section gives clear information on identifying, growing, and enjoying more than 70 herbs. 200 color photos. 100 color illustrations.

Synopsis:

Your Backyard Herb Garden by Miranda Smith will teach you 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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780875969947
Author:
Smith, Miranda
Publisher:
Rodale Press
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Herb gardening
Subject:
Gardening-General Herbs and Spices
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color photographs; 100 color illustr
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.75 x 7.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , Your Backyard Herb Garden shows you how easy and pleasurable growing herbs can be. Miranda Smith gives you sound advice on choosing plants and matching them to the conditions in your yard. With the help of easy-to-follow photos and illustrations, she explains clearly how to prepare the soil, how to grow herbs from seeds or transplants, and how to care for your herbs once they're up and growing. You'll also find a wealth of information about propagating your herbs, preparing them for winter, and caring for them indoors, plus the best all-natural methods for protecting them from pests and diseases. Above all, Your Backyard Herb Garden shows you how to use and enjoy all the wonderful herbs your garden will produce. You'll learn how to harvest, dry, and freeze herbs, and how to make herbal vinegars, teas, seasonings, flavored cooking oils, jellies, and honeys. You'll also discover effective ways of using herbs to improve your health with infusions, salves, and tinctures. Finally, you'll learn how to fill your life with the scent of herbs as you make shampoos and skin creams, potpourris, pillows, bouquets, and wreaths. The herb directory provides a comprehensive guide to over 50 of the most popular herbs for home gardeners. Each herb is featured in a color photo, along with complete information on hardiness, planting, care, harvesting, and uses.
"Synopsis" by , Here, in one complete, beautifully illustrated volume, is everything readers need to know to grow and use their own herbs. A special encyclopedia section gives clear information on identifying, growing, and enjoying more than 70 herbs. 200 color photos. 100 color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
Your Backyard Herb Garden by Miranda Smith will teach you 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.

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