Author(s): JESSICA HOUDRET
This title shows you how to identify, choose and grow herbs with an A-Z directory and more than 730 photographs. It is a comprehensive gardener's guide to growing herbs successfully, including a photographic A-Z directory of over 250 herbs for easy plant identification. It contains full descriptions and information on each herb's history, habitat and cultivation, as well as medicinal and culinary properties. It presents practical advice on all aspects of gardening including step-by-step gardening techniques, harvesting and storing. It shows you how to design various styles of herb garden with examples, planting lists and plans. It includes recipes for oils, vinegars, teas, poultices and other therapeutic concoctions. It features over 730 clear and informative photographs. This beautifully presented book offers a visual identifier and a gardening guide, with expert advice on growing and using hundreds of herbs. The botanical A-Z directory covers 250 individually photographed plants. Information is given on habitat, cultivation and the parts of the herb used for their culinary, fragrant or medicinal properties.
Advice is given on herb gardening, from designing, planning and planting to propagating and harvesting. There are step-by-step projects for creating herb features such as raised beds and herb wheels, as well as guidance on day-to-day maintenance, and how to deal with pests and diseases.
Jessica Houdret has a passion for plants and herbs. She has grown herbs commercially and has run workshops on their many benefits. Jessica was Administrator and a Member of the Council of the British Herb Trade Association, and a Council Member and former Chairperson of the Herb Society of England. She writes for local and national publications and has written, or co-written, 20 books on how to grow plants successfully, and on the ways they can contribute to health and well-being.