Grow Herbs, 1st Edition

  • Jekka McVicar
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  • ISBN-10: 0756672600
  • ISBN-13: 9780756672607
  • DDC: 635.7
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

Packed with practical horticultural advice as well as inspirational recipes and projects, GROW HERBS will encourage new gardeners to make herbs a part of their garden design, and shows experienced herb-growers how their plants can be put to use in the kitchen and around the house.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: What is an Herb?.
2: Why Grow Herbs Organically?.
3: Biodiversity in the Garden.
4: Managing Herbs the Natural Way.
5: The Garden.
6: Your Garden Environment.
7: Soil Analysis.
8: Preparing New Beds for Planting.
9: Preparing Existing Beds.
10: Designing an Herb Garden.
11: Traditional Herb Garden Design.
12: Formal Versus Informal Design.
13: Choosing a Shape.
14: Herbs and Planting Design.
15: Herbs in Existing Borders.
16: Herbs in Containers.
17: Feeding the Soil.
18: Seasonal Use of Compost.
19: Organic Liquid Feed.
20: Herb Propagation.
21: Propagation Methods.
22: Choosing Seed and Seed Containers.
23: Choosing Seed-Growing Substrate.
24: Germinating Seed.
25: Sowing Seed.
26: Seed-Growing Techniques.
27: Pricking Out to Potting on.
28: Propagation from Cuttings.
29: Propagation by Layering.
30: Propagation from Root Cuttings.
31: Propagation by Division.
32: Propagation Problems.
33: Seasonal Maintenance.
34: Early Season in the Young Garden.
35: Early Season in the Mature Garden.
36: Late Season in the Young Garden.
37: Late Season in the Mature Garden.
38: Harvesting Techniques.
39: Harvesting Leaves.
40: Harvesting Flowers.
41: Harvesting Seeds.
42: Harvesting Berries.
43: Harvesting Roots.
44: Harvesting Bulbs.
45: Top 100 Herbs.
46: Reasons for Choice.
47: Achillea Yarrow Asteraceae.
48: Agastache Anise Hyssop Lamiaceae.
49: Alchemilla Lady’s Mantle Rosaceae.
50: Allium Onion Family Alliaceae.
51: Allium Chive Family Alliaceae.
52: Aloe Aloe Aloeaceae.
53: Aloysia Lemon Verbena Verbenaceae.
54: Angelica Angelica Apiaceae.
55: Anethum Dill Apiaceae.
56: Anthriscus Chervil Apiaceae.
57: Armoracia Horseradish Brassicaceae.
58: Arnica Arnica Asteraceae.
59: Artemisia Artemisias Asteraceae.
60: Borago Borage Boraginaceae.
61: Bulbine African Bulbine Asphodelaceae.
62: Buxus Box Buxaceae.
63: Calendula Pot Marigold Asteraceae.
64: Calomeria Incense Plant Asteraceae.
65: Capparis Caper Capparaceae.
66: Carum Caraway Apiaceae.
67: Cedronella Balm of Gilead Lamiaceae.
68: Centaurea Cornflower Asteraceae.
69: Centella Gotu Kola Apiaceae.
70: Chamaemelum Chamomile Asteraceae.
71: Chenopodium Goosefoot Chenopodiaceae.
72: Cichorium Chicory Asteraceae.
73: Coriandrum Coriander Apiaceae.
74: Crithmum Sea Fennel Apiaceae.
75: Curcuma Turmeric Zingiberaceae.
76: Cymbopogon Lemon Grass Poaceae.
77: Cynara Cardoon Asteraceae.
78: Digitalis Foxglove Scrophulariaceae.
79: Diplotaxis Wild Rocket Brassicaceae.
80: Echinacea Echinacea Asteraceae.
81: Elettaria Cardamom Zingiberaceae.
82: Eriocephalus Wild Rosemary Asteraceae.
83: Eupatorium Joe Pye Weed Asteraceae.
84: Filipendula Meadowsweet Rosaceae.
85: Foeniculum Fennel Apiaceae.
86: Fragaria Wild Strawberry Rosaceae.
87: Galega Goat’s Rue Papilionaceae.
88: Galium Sweet Woodruff Rubiaceae.
89: Ginkgo Ginkgo Ginkgoaceae.
90: Glycyrrhiza Licorice Papilionaceae.
91: Hesperis Matronalis Sweet Rocket Brassicaceae.
92: Humulus Hop Cannabaceae.
93: Hypericum St. John’s Wort Clusiaceae.
94: Hyssopus Hyssop Lamiaceae.
95: Inula Elecampane Asteraceae.
96: Isatis Woad Lamiaceae.
97: Juniperus Juniper Cupressaceae.
98: Laurus Bay Lauraceae.
99: Lavandula Hardy Lavender Lamiaceae.
100: Lavandula Tender Lavender Lamiaceae.
101: Lavandula Colorful Bract Lavender Lamiaceae.
102: Levisticum Lovage Apiaceae.
103: Linum Flax Linaceae.
104: Luma Luma Myrtaceae.
105: Lysimachia Yellow Loosestrife Primulaceae.
106: Lythrum Purple Loosestrife Lythraceae.
107: Malva Mallow Malvaceae.
108: Mandragora Mandrake Solanaceae.
109: Marrubium White Horehound Lamiaceae.
110: Melissa Lemon Balm Lamiaceae.
111: Mentha Classic Mints Lamiaceae.
112: Mentha Peppermints Lamiaceae.
113: Meum Meu Apiaceae.
114: Monarda Wild Bergamot Lamiaceae.
115: Murraya Curry Tree Rutaceae.
116: Myrrhis Sweet Cicely Apiaceae.
117: Myrtus Myrtle Myrtaceae.
118: Nepeta Catnip Lamiaceae.
119: Nigella Black Cumin Ranunculaceae.
120: Ocimum Basil Lamiaceae.
121: Ocimum Eastern Basil Lamiaceae.
122: Oenothera Evening Primrose Onagraceae.
123: Olea Olive Tree Oleaceae.
124: Origanum Hardy Oreganos Lamiaceae.
125: Origanum Half-hardy Oreganos Lamiaceae.
126: Pelargonium Scented Pelargoniums Geraniaceae.
127: Perilla Shiso Lamiaceae.
128: Persicaria Vietnamese Coriander Polygonaceae.
129: Petroselinum Parsley Apiaceae.
130: Phytolacca Pokeroot Phytolaccaceae.
131: Portulaca Purslane Portulacaceae.
132: Primula Primrose Primulaceae.
133: Prostanthera Australian Mint Bush Lamiaceae.
134: Rosmarinus Rosemary Lamiaceae.
135: Rumex Buckler Leaf Sorrel Polygonaceae.
136: Ruta Rue Rutaceae.
137: Salvia Sage Lamiaceae.
138: Salvia Aromatic Sages Lamiaceae.
139: Sambucus Elder Caprifoliaceae.
140: Sanguisorba Salad Burnet Rosaceae.
141: Santolina Cotton Lavender Asteraceae.
142: Saponaria Soapwort Caryophyllaceae.
143: Satureja Savory Lamiaceae.
144: Scutellaria Skullcap Virginia Lamiaceae.
145: Sempervivum Houseleek Crassulaceae.
146: Solidago Goldenrod Asteraceae.
147: Stachys Betony Lamiaceae.
148: Stevia Rebaudiana Stevia Asteraceae.
149: Symphytum Comfrey Boraginaceae.
150: Tagetes Mexican Marigolds Asteraceae.
151: Tanacetum Silver Tanacetums Asteraceae.
152: Teucrium Germanders & Wood Sage Lamiaceae.
153: Thymus Upright Thymes Lamiaceae.
154: Thymus Creeping Thymes Lamiaceae.
155: Tropaeolum Nasturtium Tropaeolaceae.
156: Ugni Chilean Guava Myrtaceae.
157: Valeriana Valerian Valerianaceae.
158: Verbena Vervain Verbenaceae.
159: Viola Viola Violaceae.
160: Vitex Chase Tree Verbenaceae.
161: The Kitchen.
162: Using Herbs in Cooking.
163: Hot and Cold Drinks.
164: Salads and Vinegars.
165: Mayonnaises, Mustards, & Butters.
166: Sauces and Marinades.
167: Cooked Dishes.
168: The Home.
169: Using Herbs in the Home.
170: Herbs for Furniture and Fabrics.
171: Herbs for Surface Cleaning.
172: Herbs for Home Fragrance.
173: Herbs for First Aid.
174: Herbal Remedies.
175: Herbs for Beauty.
176: Herbs for Relaxation.
177: Herbs for Pet Care.
Index.
Resources.
Further Reading.
Acknowledgments.
Photography Credits.