The Complete Herb Book [Paperback]

By Jekka McVicar & Penelope Hobhouse (Introduction by)
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Describes the history, characteristics, and uses of the most poplar herbs, offers advice on growing herbs, and shares information on herbal remedies, recipes, and other uses.

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""This is a must-have book for everyone who loves gardening and cooking. I'm Jekka 's biggest fan."" -Jamie Oliver (on the previous edition)

The Complete Herb Book is a comprehensive A-Z guide to the fascinating world of herbs, providing practical information on each herb's organic growing requirements, use, mythical properties and historical background. This new edition is updated and revised to include complete entries for 40 additional herbs.

The A-Z directory features a full double-page spread for each herb, with details that include: Natural habitat Species and related plants Soil properties Watering requirements Weather protection Container growing Strategies to eliminate pests Best harvesting times Culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and other uses Recipes.

The how-to section features step-by-step instructions and best practices for herb gardening. Included are sample plans; month-by-month checklists; drying, freezing and storing guides; tips for making oils, vinegars and preserves; and information on propagation.

The Complete Herb Book is the ideal handbook for growing herbs and provides hours of browsing pleasure for gardeners, cooks and natural-healing practitioners.

Item Specifications...

Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 9" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   2.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 15, 2008
Publisher   Firefly Books
ISBN  1554073650  
EAN  9781554073658  

Availability  0 units.

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The Complete Herb Book  Oct 6, 2008
What an extensive encyclopedia of information from A-Z! Complete information in easy to use format with information from propagation, pests and diseases, maintenance, garden cultivation, harvesting, companion planting, container growing, medicinal uses, other uses, and culinary applications & more! I made the Chive Butter and it's hmmmm, hmmmm, good on sweet corn on the cob! Next I plan to try the Sweet Marigold Muffins. It also has info on planning a herb garden with 10 sample plans, beautiful photographys throughout, how to preserve herbs by drying and freezing, and making and using natural dyes! It's a 5 star addition to my extensive herb library.
Wonderful  Sep 13, 2008
This book has it all -- great pictures, great ideas, even great recipes. A good resource for those who want to build their own herb garden.

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