List books in category Home & Garden / Herbs

  • RHS Handbook: Growing Vegetables and Herbs: Simple steps for success

    RHS Handbook: Growing Vegetables and Herbs: Simple steps for success
    The Royal Horticultural Society

    There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh vegetables and herbs that you have grown yourself. The author Guy Barter is the Royal Horticultural Society's best vegetable grower, with more than 20 years of growing and showing others how to grow. Demonstrating RHS best practice and using only the tastiest varieties, Guy shows how to make a productive plot in any size garden. From soil improvement to crop protection, pest control and top harvesting tips, with this book readers will be able to grow 50 of the most popular and tasty herbs and vegetables today. This book includes new veg crops such as super-healthy soya beans, tasty Asian greens and the fantastically trendy micro-veg that all the top chefs are raving about.

  • Marijuana Disease and Pest Control: Ultimate Protection for Plants to Win Back Your Garden

    Marijuana Disease and Pest Control: Ultimate Protection for Plants to Win Back Your Garden
    J.D. Rockefeller

    There are a wide range of diseases, pests, and nutrient deficiencies that can zap away the vitality of every cannabis garden. Oftentimes, the inexperienced gardeners rely on pesticides that aren't listed for edibles, as well as other ineffective and harmful techniques that can make the plants unusable. This book is a very resourceful guide that will show gardeners how to win back their garden and start nurturing their plants to their fullest potential by using organic, safe, and integrated techniques in pest management. Aside from giving readers information on how to make their plants very healthy, this book also highlights garden and design practices in order to prevent any future infections. This book is geared to gardeners at any experience level and in any growing conditions from outdoor, indoor, and greenhouse, to terrace and hydro gardens.

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Healing Plants and Herbs - Herbs in Your Kitchen that Heal

    A Beginner’s Guide to Healing Plants and Herbs – Herbs in Your Kitchen that Heal
    John Davidson

    A Beginner’s Guide to Healing Plants and Herbs Herbs in Your Kitchen that HealTable of ContentsHerbs in Your Kitchen and to HealIntroductionHow to Make Herb BiscuitsMaking Herb ButtersGreen ButterMaking Natural Green Dye for Your ButtersHerb Waters for Perfumed UsesLavender VinegarEssential oilsHerbal TeasList of Herbal TeasAngelicaCorianderDandelionBalmBergamotElderflowerHyssopDill and Caraway seedsParsleyMarigold petalsMintChamomileBorageRueSageRosemaryThymeAniseLime flowers- Linden- – also known as Tilleul- teey- uhl.Lime flowers SiropTomato Cream SauceTraditional White Sauce – BéchamelConclusionAppendixHow to make Rose WaterRosewater through Steam CondensationConversion units.Author BioIntroductionA keen young budding botanist once asked me, “Ma’am, how do we know the difference between herbs, shrubs and trees?” Well, the answer is that a majority of herbal plants are definitely soft stemmed and smaller in size when compared to shrubs which are woody and often branched. Herbs are annuals and sometimes perennials. Shrubs are perennials like trees. And trees are definitely different, because they have long woody trunks, which are branched, grow to huge heights, and live really long.Herbs have been used since ancient times, for medicinal value, and also for cookery purposes. Shrubs are mainly ornamental plants, with their leaves and flowers being used as culinary accompaniments, and also for medicinal purposes. Herbs can be shrubs. Shrubs can be herbs.Woody stemmed bushes like rosemary, thyme, lavender, winter savory, and Sage come in the herbal category. The serious use of plants in medicine is in the province of homeopathic practitioners and natural herbalists who employ most species of herbs from mosses to trees in making their herbal remedies.This book is going to give you an introduction to some of the herbs, which are easy to grow and you can obtain easily fresh or dried.How did people get to know about herbs in ancient times? The awareness of the edible as well as the remedial qualities of herbs must have been gained by happy and sad experiences in prehistoric days. When food was scarce and often very nasty, pungent herbs made it more palatable. The larger succulent leaves, and plants provided salads and vegetables as an accompaniment to hunted mastodons and other prehistoric beasties.Soon, man found out that some of these herbs could cure and heal wounds and ease suffering, as even the tastiest culinary herb has a real medicinal value and virtue. This is how prehistoric man found out that Moss – sphagnum – was an excellent healer of wounds. Just imagine he went hunting and got into an argument with a sabertooth. And there he was with wounds all over his body, lying nose down on the mossy ground.So he found himself clutching a handful of moss, squeezing it, and trying to stop the blood flow from the wounds. Hey, the Moss was so absorbent, that it stopped the wound from bleeding any more. So back he came back to his tribal camp with Moss sticking all over his body. After a week or so, he noticed that his wounds were healing really well.Now, most of this was just by trial and error, and luck. His genetic makeup was strong, and his diet conducive to good natural healing. But that meant that the next time he went on the warpath with other tribes in the vicinity, he made sure that the healer had packed lots of sphagnum, along with food in a pouch for every warrior.Early civilizations inherited this knowledge and developed it even further, and both doctors and cooks used herbs appreciatively and with increasing beneficial effects.Doctors experimented with every kind of plant and cooks with the more deliciously flavored types.

  • MasterChef Cookery Course

    MasterChef Cookery Course

    Go on a complete cookery course with the experts at MasterChefThe MasterChef Cookery Course will teach you everything you need to become a MasterChef from the very basics of cooking right up to planning more ambitious menus. It's like having your own tutor next to you as you move from simple sauces and techniques through to classic recipes and on to experimenting with flavour combinations.Over 100 classic recipes are included, all photographed so you can see the finished dish, from easy, have-a-go midweek meals to more elaborate French tarts and raviolis. With the help of Greg Wallace and John Torode learn how to add that special MasterChef touch giving you the confidence to put your own personal spin on your cooking. MasterChef Cookery Course has everything you need to go from zero to hero in the kitchen.

  • Onions, Leeks, and Garlic: A Handbook for Gardeners

    Onions, Leeks, and Garlic: A Handbook for Gardeners
    Marian Coonse

    As familiar a kitchen staple as onions, leeks, and garlic are, many gardeners have scores of questions about growing them. How do the species differ? How and when should you plant and harvest them? How hardy are different varieties and how do they adapt to different climates? What insects and diseases attack them, and how can you combat them? Until now, answers to such questions had to be gleaned through trial and error, or in bits and pieces from numerous (sometimes unreliable) sources. Onions, Leeks, and Garlic: A Handbook for Gardeners offers the first comprehensive, carefully researched source of scientific and practical information for the gardener, professional market grower, supplier, or nursery. It provides a unique guide to members of the Allium family, including complete information on their history and development, families and species, planting, harvesting, disease, and drying and storing. The book describes the many species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars of onions commonly grown for food, along with their botanical names. Wild onions regarded as common fare on many tables are also discussed. For years Marian Coonse answered these questions one at a time as they came from the customers of the herb farm she and her husband owned. From this experience came both her recognition of the need for a complete reference book and her knowledge of the bulbs she writes about. As a result, this attractive handbook is comprehensive enough to serve as a reference work for professional market gardeners, yet written in a style simple and clear enough for amateur gardeners as well. Gardeners will want to stow it in their baskets before they head for the garden or the seed store.

  • The Herbal Kitchen: Cooking with Fragrance and Flavor

    The Herbal Kitchen: Cooking with Fragrance and Flavor
    Jerry Traunfeld

    The secret to transforming easy dishes into extraordinary meals? Fresh herbs. In The Herbal Kitchen, IACP award-winning cookbook author and acclaimed Herbfarm Restaurant chef Jerry Traunfeld presents simple dishes using herbs straight from the market, windowsill, or garden.Until recently, the fresh herbs available in supermarkets were limited to parsley and maybe dill. Today, thyme, rosemary, basil, cilantro, mint, and sage are among the many fresh herbs as close as the produce section or the farmer's market. Not to mention marjoram, lovage, tarragon, lavender, shiso, and so many others.Jerry shows you how to incorporate these fresh herbs into your everyday home meals. So whether preparing a workday supper for the family, a special dinner for two or four, or a feast for a table of guests, using fresh herbs in your cooking will result in fresh and vibrant food.The Herbal Kitchen includes some recipes that are home variations of the innovative dishes Jerry prepares at the Herbfarm, while others are fresh takes on familiar classics such as Herb Garden Lasagna or Shrimp in Garlic-Sage Butter. All are uncomplicated and prep time is minimal — with the emphasis on spontaneity and the unmistakable flavors of fresh herbs.Start off with Asparagus and Lemon Thyme Soup, Spicy Verbena Meatballs, or Rye-Thyme Cheese Straws before moving on to Cinnamon Basil Chicken, Side of Salmon Slow-Roasted in Dill, and Root Ribbons with Sage. Delectable desserts include Warm Lavender Almond Cakes, Rhubarb Mint Cobbler, and a sinful Chocolate Peppermint Tart.Once you're hooked on cooking with fresh herbs, you'll want to grow them yourself. The Herbal Kitchen is filled with important tips for growing, harvesting, and handling each of the herbs used in the recipes. Valuable information on the varieties of each herb is also highlighted, such as how to tell the difference between Greek oregano and Italian oregano, why you always want to choose bay laurel over California bay, and what type of lavender is best for cooking.Filled with stunning photos of the herbs, the techniques for handling them, and the finished dishes, Jerry's definitive guide is sure to be a classic, reached for again and again.

  • The Herbal Medicine-Maker s Handbook: A Home Manual

    The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home Manual
    James Green

    THE HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKER'¬?S HANDBOOK is an entertaining compilation of natural home remedies written by one of the great herbalists, James Green, author of the best-selling THE MALE HERBAL. Writing in a delightfully personal and down-home style, Green emphasizes the point that herbal medicine-making is fundamental to every culture on the planet and is accessible to everyone. So, first head into the garden and learn to harvest your own herbs, and then head into your kitchen and whip up a batch of raspberry cough syrup, or perhaps a soothing elixir to erase the daily stresses of modern life.

  • Convenient Ways in Cultivating Cannabis Indoors with Quick Tips for Substantial Medical Marijuana Growth

    Convenient Ways in Cultivating Cannabis Indoors with Quick Tips for Substantial Medical Marijuana Growth
    J.D. Rockefeller

    So, you've finally decided to grow your own weed? Well, the first step to ensure is the space you have at home that will accommodate your cannabis-growing needs. Be sure to have a particular area where you can place your weed seeds in order to achieve substantial growth on time. Also, you have to consider the light needs that, of course, most houseplants should be provided with.Apparently, there are two significant life stages of cannabis namely: the flowering and vegetative periods. As a home grower of marijuana, it will be easier for you if you know the basics so that you can conveniently produce healthy cannabis in the future. You also need to choose the best strain for cloning or hybrid medical marijuana. Indoor growers also tend to make use of electricity to help them ease the process.In this guide, you will learn some important tips in choosing the right grow space, growing medium, grow lights, nutrients, and a checklist of the supplies needed in the cultivation process. You can care for cannabis clones or simply germinate seeds. However, make sure to follow these growing tips in order to experience massive yields in the end. Read on to discover the convenient ways in nurturing indoor marijuana for maximum results.Since you're determined to produce your own home-grown cannabis, this eBook will efficiently guide you every step of the way to support your needs when it comes to proper cultivation and planting. In fact, learning how to breed marijuana is not just fun but also beneficial in terms of the medical advantages that it can provide growers. Thus, indoor cannabis growing will need you to clear some space where you can cultivate your desired weed in the most convenient way. From each chapter, you will get helpful tips to assist your indoor marijuana growing needs the right way!

  • Allotment Month by Month: How to Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg

    Allotment Month by Month: How to Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg
    Alan Buckingham

    How to grow your own fruit and veg all year round on your allotment or in your gardenFor tasty, delicious fruit and veg that hasn’t travelled halfway around the world, you can’t beat home grown produce from your own allotment or vegetable patch. Here’s how to ensure your plot provides fresh, healthy food all year round. Follow month-by-month, easy-to-follow advice on what to do on your allotment and how to do it. Pick up time saving tips and techniques on everything from pruning to dealing with pests. There’s clear guidance on when to sow, plant, and harvest for excellent resultsGet more from your allotment with this indispensable companion.

  • Growing Herbs

    Growing Herbs
    Murdoch Books

    Growing Herbs is a comprehensive guide to everything you could want to know about all kinds of herbs. This fantastic resource contains information about growing your own herbs and outlines how to harvest and store them. Learn how to use herbs for cooking, making cosmetics, skin care products and perfumes, and for other household applications. There is a comprehensive herb directory with photographs and recipes and tips for using herbs, edible flowers and edible weeds in your cooking. You can also learn how to create your own herb garden and how to dry and preserve herbs for future use.

  • Growing & Using Lavender: Storey s Country Wisdom Bulletin A-155

    Growing & Using Lavender: Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletin A-155
    Patricia R. Barrett

    Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

  • Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

    Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening
    Louise Riotte

    Plant parsley and asparagus together and you’ll have more of each, but keep broccoli and tomato plants far apart if you want them to thrive. Utilize the natural properties of plants to nourish the soil, repel pests, and secure a greater harvest. With plenty of insightful advice and suggestions for planting schemes, Louise Riotte will inspire you to turn your garden into a naturally nurturing ecosystem.

  • Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

    Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden
    Niki Jabbour

    Follow your zany muse and get creative with your vegetable garden. Niki Jabbour brings you 73 novel and inspiring food garden designs that include a cocktail garden featuring all the ingredients for your favorite drinks, a spicy retreat comprising 24 varieties of chile peppers, and a garden that’s devoted to supplying year-round salad greens. Created by celebrated gardeners, each unique design is accompanied by both plant lists and charming anecdotes. This fully illustrated collection glitters with off-beat personality and quirkiness.

  • The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

    The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them
    JJ Pursell

    “Perfect for anyone just beginning in herbal medicine.” —Mother Earth Living Start your path to natural wellness with the safe, trusted advice found in The Herbal Apothecary. With the guidance of naturopath JJ Pursell, you will learn how to safely create your own remedies using plants you know and love. Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to plant-based medicine. It features profiles of the 100 of the most important medicinal plants that include information on medicinal uses, identification and cultivation, and recipes for common concerns. Additional information includes step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, tinctures, compresses, salves, and more. This comprehensive guide includes treatments for men, women, and children that address a variety of concerns including muscle strain, the flu, the common cold, insomnia, anxiety, and much more.

  • Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

    Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
    Brett L. Markham

    Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-suf?ciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.

  • The Complete Guide to Growing Healing and Medicinal Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

    The Complete Guide to Growing Healing and Medicinal Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
    Wendy M. Vincent

    Herbs have been the centerpiece of natural healthcare since before the dawn of medicine in ancient Greece. With more than 50,000 strains of herb from around the world currently catalogued by various botanical societies and a small percentage of those serving solid, universally recognized medical purposes, it is no wonder that many people have taken up the hobby of growing their own herbs at home to help with basic things like healing burns or relieving headaches. This book will guide you through the step-by-step process of learning about and growing your own healing herbs, starting with the basics of what each herb can do and proceeding to show you everything you need to cultivate them yourself. The first things you will learn in this guide are the basics of all healing herbs, starting with a complete breakdown of the numerous healing herbs known to be easily cultivated in temperate climates. Matching the right herbs to your region, you will then be able to start learning about how herbs grow, what they need from the soil, water, the weather, and feeding. You will learn which pests are most likely to appear with each herb plant and which planting conditions are best for your herbs, from indoor potting to outdoor containers, or in ground fields. You will learn which plants grow best together and which style of herbs are going to be best for selling and which are best for personal growing. Experts in the field of healing herbs have provided their insights into issues such as how to harvest the healing herbs best and how to dry or preserve them for use as healing materials. Learn how you can make a number of common treatments for various ailments with your herbs and how you can benefit best from your new found gardens. This book is a complete guide for anyone who has ever wanted to try something different and grow it themselves. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president e(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

  • Marijuana Grow Basics: The Easy Guide for Cannabis Aficionados

    Marijuana Grow Basics: The Easy Guide for Cannabis Aficionados
    J.D. Rockefeller

    The legalization of marijuana is spreading like a bushfire across the U.S. and in many countries all over the globe. Many people are now allowed to grow their own supplies of cannabis.The process of growing marijuana may seem complicated, but this is mainly attributed to the fact that you probably weren't given proper information. Many people tend to unintentionally make growing cannabis seem a harder task than it actually is.This guide on the basics of growing marijuana will help you find the best possible ways to grow cannabis, whether for recreation or commercial purposes. So, let's get started!

  • Limited Spaces but Bigger Yields: An Easy Guide for You to Follow to Growing Twelve or More Ounces of Cannabis Indoors

    Limited Spaces but Bigger Yields: An Easy Guide for You to Follow to Growing Twelve or More Ounces of Cannabis Indoors
    J.D. Rockefeller

    Cannabis is a weed that is grown in the wild and is able to adapt to a range of different climates. This is easily grown provided that one has followed the right steps, tips and suggestions in providing the correct amount of sun, heat and hydration throughout the growing stages. Although growing marijuana is quite common outdoors, indoor growing is quickly becoming an option for everyone who wishes to grow their own, in a climate controlled environment. Growers are fortunate enough in growing their own without worrying about cannabis buds attracting predators and theft.The good thing is that growing your plants indoors provides ultimate protection against all of these dangers. Apart from it, the control of the environment is entirely in your hands. Every facet of the growth process of the plant is completely adjusted and monitored.By growing marijuana indoors, the task of controlling the ambient condition and growing a healthy cannabis plant is easier than ever before. By putting up hydroponic systems and grow lights, your seedlings will grow straight from soil. With the guidelines introduced to growing potted plants, some are not presenting the right information. In this book, you will surely learn more about the things that can help you hit bigger numbers with your indoor grow. Through deep soil techniques and tried water culture and other imaginable techniques presented in this book, you will be better in sorting the things out that work the best and those that do not.For those hobbyists who are fond of growing plants indoors, this book is intended for them. This book is specifically designed for those who already have knowledge of growing marijuana, but are not reaping the results they'd like from their efforts. This book is not filled with incorrect information, it is filled with pertinent and reliable information. This book will help you get bigger yields in the end. This book discusses the essentials in growing huge plants at home. This will also serve as the "Bible" for you to be guided along in growing like the pros!

  • Vegetable Growing Month-by-Month: The down-to-earth guide that takes you through the vegetable year

    Vegetable Growing Month-by-Month: The down-to-earth guide that takes you through the vegetable year
    John Harrison

    Whatever the size of your garden or allotment, you can grow your own vegetables. Even if you only have a balcony or a small paved area outside your kitchen, you can grow more than you ever thought possible in pots, containers and raised beds.Experienced vegetable grower John Harrison takes you through the entire vegetable year so that, for all the main vegetables, you'll know exactly when you should sow your seeds, dig your plot and harvest your crops.Choose the most appropriate vegetables for your particular soil and select the right position so that they flourish. Discover how to make your own compost and organic fertilisers, as well as the best methods of controlling pests. Find out how to extend the season by buying or building your own cloches and cold frames.Put an end to worries that your shop-bought vegetables contain chemical residues or to concerns about the air miles such vegetables have flown en route to your table!

  • The Herb Bible: The definitive guide to choosing and growing herbs

    The Herb Bible: The definitive guide to choosing and growing herbs
    Stefan Buczacki

    Discover more than 130 herbs in this authoritative and attractive reference book by horticultural expert Stefan Buczacki. There is at-a-glance information on a wide range of herbs with advice on how to grow them and their best uses – both culinary and ornamental. Designing and planning a herb garden is also considered, with advice on site, soil and style.

  • Growing Herbs Like A Pro: The Complete Guide on How to Grow Herbs Indoors & Outdoors, and How to Turn Herb Gardening into a Profitable Business

    Growing Herbs Like A Pro: The Complete Guide on How to Grow Herbs Indoors & Outdoors, and How to Turn Herb Gardening into a Profitable Business
    Joan E. Hixson

    Growing herbs is something that is very beneficial to gardeners for several different reasons. Herbs may be used to flavor food, for potpourri, for tea, for medical purposes or to even control pests in the garden. Herb gardens can be specialized towards one of these specific areas or a mixture of a few different purposes. They can also be grown in a garden with other species of plants or in containers indoors. Although growing your own herbs in a home garden is extremely easy and worthwhile, there is a lot of information you need to know and understand about herbs & herb gardening. Just imagine being able to grow flavorful, organic herbs in days without using harmful chemicals or spending a fortune on expensive store bought herbs. If you like, you can even turn your herb gardening hobby into a profitable business. And you could do this from the comfort of your own home, wouldn't that be great? That's what "Growing Herbs Like A Pro" can help you.Here's what you'll discover in this book: – How to preserve your herbs with these 3 simple techniques… – 3 little known, yet simple ways to harvest your herbs… – Secret of expert herb gardeners that few people ever know about growing herbs in pots… – 3 proven steps to transplanting herbs – 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to giving your herbs the best care – WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to picking a location for your herbs – 5 easy ways to make money from your herb garden – You'll discover in just a few short minutes how to design a gorgeous herb garden – 6 time tested and proven strategies for growing herbs indoors or outside – When to use different types of herbs such as culinary herbs, aromatic herbs, ornamental herbs and medicinal herbs – 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for picking the best companion plants for your herbs – A pennies on the dollar approach to using the herbs you grow – How often to water your herbs – How to control diseases and pests in your garden – How to turn your herb gardening hobby into a profitable business… – And much more…

  • Homegrown Marijuana: Create a Hydroponic Growing System in Your Own Home

    Homegrown Marijuana: Create a Hydroponic Growing System in Your Own Home
    Joshua Sheets

    Is growing marijuana permitted where you live? A hydroponic system is your homegrown solution. With marijuana laws changing rapidly, millions of gardeners with an interest in growing Cannabis can finally step out of their curtained basements and raise this unique and ancient plant without worry and in plain view. As with any other plant we grow, you'll find a wide range of strategies for growing marijuana. The variables between approaches are many, including success rates, security, and cost. Indoor, water-based hydroponic systems are the best option for just about any homeowner: they are clean, reliable, highly productive, and can be built for minimal cost. In Homegrown Marijuana you'll find all the information you need to create and operate a hydroponic growing system in your own home. This book is intended for people who live in areas that have legalized growing marijuana, for medical use or otherwise, and who wish to produce it for their own consumption. Using step-by-step instructions and photos, hydroponics and marijuana-growing expert Joshua Sheets explains how to create, build, maintain, and harvest a marijuana garden. He also includes plenty of background information you'll want to know on subjects such as nutrient solutions, propagating plants, selecting varieties, troubleshooting problems, and much more. In reading Homegrown Marijuana you'll see that a hydroponic marijuana garden is not so different from other gardens you've grown—except, of course, that in this garden, the weed is encouraged.

  • RHS Handbook: Pruning & Training

    RHS Handbook: Pruning & Training
    The Royal Horticultural Society

    This comprehensive guide to pruning and training includes detailed instructions on all the key techniques for tackling roses, fruit trees & bushes, shrubs, hedges, ornamental trees, climbers and even perennials. It features a Pruning Directory of more than 160 common plants for quick reference and is fully illustrated throughout. Colour step-by-step drawings and clear photography makes each technique easy to follow to help you save money, time and effort with RHS best practice.

  • Grow Herbs

    Grow Herbs
    Jekka McVicar

    Breathe new life into your herb garden with expert Jekka McVicar – in e-book formatJekka McVicar is the UK's foremost organic herb gardening expert and Grow Herbs puts Jekka's expertise into a fresh, up-to-date format for keen organic gardeners and herb enthusiasts. Packed with gorgeous photographs, Grow Herbs covers all aspects of herb gardening, including propagation and harvesting, as well as medicinal, culinary, and household uses.With advice on cultivation and step-by-step recipes for innovative uses of herbs around the kitchen, as well as for beauty and healthcare.

  • Herbs


    Simple steps to growing herbs in your garden, from the experts at the RHS Follow RHS show-how and know-how and discover how to fill your garden with herbs with the minimum time and effort (whatever size it is). Inspirational tips and techniques will help you choose, plant and sow herbs to add scents, flavours and flowers to your garden and kitchen all year round. Get amazing results, whether you're a green-fingered guru or a gardening novice.For more step-by-step gardening advice, pick up other titles from this series.

  • Cunningham s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs

    Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
    Scott Cunningham

    Expanded and revised, this comprehensive guide features magical uses of over 400 herbs and plants from all parts of the world. With over 400,000 copies in print, this reference book is a must for all who perform natural magic. It features illustrations for easy identification of every herb, in additoin to common names, use, and rulership.

  • Grow It, Heal It: Natural and Effective Herbal Remedies from Your Garden or Windowsill

    Grow It, Heal It: Natural and Effective Herbal Remedies from Your Garden or Windowsill
    Christopher Hobbs

    Where there's a symptom, there's also a homegrown cure. With just a windowsill, container, or small space, it's easy to grow an instant herbal remedy. Whether it's a cough, heartburn, joint pain, or neuralgia, readers will discover how easy it is to treat 40 ailments and conditions using herbs and herbal preparations they grow and make themselves. With inspiration found in science, tradition, and modern herbalistic practices, Grow It, Heal It touts the healing power of more than 50 herbs—from anise hyssop to yerba mansa. Two of the nation's premiere herbalists share growing, harvesting, and healing advice in this easy-to-use and friendly guidebook for herbal newbies, featuring teas, tinctures, salves, poultices, compresses, and aromatherapy. Among the many benefits of growing do-it-yourself remedies, readers will discover the convenience of preparing healing potions and salves when they're most needed; the advantage of having organic, fresh, and high-quality herbs they've nurtured themselves; and how empowering it is to engage in self-care and why that's important to the healing process. Growing herbs at home allows readers to take an active role in their own health care.

  • Medicinal Plants at Home: More Than 100 Easy, Practical, and Efficient Natural Remedies

    Medicinal Plants at Home: More Than 100 Easy, Practical, and Efficient Natural Remedies
    Mária Tránsito López Luengo

    Discover how to grow medicinal plants and create natural remedies right in your own home.Although more and more people use medicinal plants, many are still unaware of those that are usually present in their own homes. For example, did you know that cranberries are effective in treating bladder problems, that olive helps regulate blood pressure, or that hops promote sleep in children?In Medicinal Plants at Home, you will find a selection of plants from which you can create natural remedies for every occasion. Learn how to grow and use these medicinal plants, and discover what they can do to boost your family’s health. More than one hundred types of natural plants are presented in this book, grouped by the conditions that they most effectively treat. You will also discover:Essential remedies to have while travelingThe most useful plants and spices to have in the kitchenThe best plants for respiratory, digestive, tension-related, circulatory, and hepatic concernsWith more than 350 color images, Medicinal Plants at Home is an essential resource for those looking to grow medicinal plants and create their own natural remedies.

  • Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs

    Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs
    Tammi Hartung

    Enjoy a thriving, fragrant herb garden and use your harvest to bring beauty, flavor, and health to your everyday life. Tammi Hartung provides in-depth profiles of 101 popular herbs, including information on seed selection, planting, maintenance, harvesting, and drying. Hartung also shows you how to use your herbs in a variety of foods, home remedies, body care products, and crafts. Whether you’re a seasoned herbalist or planting your first garden, Homegrown Herbs will inspire you to get the most out of your herbs.

  • Herb Gardening from the Ground Up: Everything You Need to Know about Growing Your Favorite Herbs

    Herb Gardening from the Ground Up: Everything You Need to Know about Growing Your Favorite Herbs
    Sal Gilbertie

    Garden-fresh herbs impart flavor and fragrance that dried, packaged products simply can’t. Now, anyone with access to a few square yards of soil (or even a sunny patio or windowsill) can enjoy the punch and pungency that only come from fresh herbs, hand-picked from the garden. Herb Gardening from the Ground Up demonstrates how to design, seed, and nurture 38 culinary herb gardens that are delightful to the eye as well the palate. Designed to supply herbs for a wide range of flavors as well as a pleasing balance of colors, there are gardens to suit every taste and cooking trend, including a French chef’s repertoire, an Italian trattoria’s menu, the aromatic seasonings of Asia, the closer-to-home flavors of American barbecue, and the piquant profiles for a Tex-Mex feast. There are herbs for flavoring fish and game, soups and salads, bread and other baked goods, and, for the mixologists among us, even herbs for the home cocktail bar. Herb Gardening from the Ground Up offers historical insight, provides starting-from-scratch, season-to-season basics for planting in the present, and looks forward to the bright future of urban and suburban growing trends.

  • Power Plants: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow

    Power Plants: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow
    Frankie Flowers

    A local and natural DIY guide to help you grow yourself healthy.Natural remedies are nature’s gift to us. From alternatives to side-effect ridden prescriptions to solutions that will amplify the effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle, evolving research suggests that plants may have more power than we could ever have imagined. Now two of Canada’s top authorities in their fields, gardening expert Frankie Flowers and alternative medicine expert Bryce Wylde, show readers how they can harness the powerful healing of plants simply and inexpensively by stepping into their garden.Power Plants introduces you to a carefully curated list of 49 plants that can be grown in almost any Canadian garden. Frankie’s easy instructions lead readers from planting to harvest, where Bryce picks up with clear guidelines on how to put the plants to work fighting everything from constipation to heartburn, high blood sugar to bad breakouts. It even includes simple substitutions for those whose ailments include a thumb that is more black than green. Let Power Plants supercharge your health with a simple trip into your garden.

  • Cannabis: A Beginner s Guide to Growing Marijuana

    Cannabis: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Marijuana
    Danny Danko

    This is the most accessible, attractive, and easy-to-use beginner’s guide to growing marijuana. In only 144 illustrated pages, High Times editor, Danny Danko, covers the basics of successful pot cultivation. This book is a primer that covers:The basics of setting up a grow roomGenetics and seedsGerminationSexingCloningBuilding budsHarvestingPest, fungi, molds, and deficienciesConcentrates, edibles, tinctures, and topicalsThis is the novice marijuana grower’s handbook that guides readers through the absolute essentials of cannabis horticulture to produce the most potent buds. From where to buy seeds to sowing, nurturing, and maintaining a crop, this handy “Pot Bible” is essential for the perfect harvest.

  • Concise Herb Guide

    Concise Herb Guide

    This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the most common herbs from around the world. Many of these plants grow wild in Britain and other parts of Europe, and can also be cultivated in gardens. The guide additionally includes exotic but commonly used species such as Vanilla, Cloves, Cinnamon and Star-anise.More than 180 herbs are included, all of which are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks that show details of the flowers and leaves, roots and bark where applicable, and growth habit of each plant. A concise written account covering culinary, medicinal and other uses, size, description, habitat and distribution appears on the same page.The easy-to-follow layouts and superb artworks aid quick and accurate identification, making this book an indispensable reference in the field as well as at home. It is compact enough to fit in the pocket, yet packed with essential information. To protect it against the elements in the field, the book is wrapped in a durable plastic wallet. Also included is a fold-out insert with at-a-glance illustrations showing herbs grouped by colour.Renowned natural history artists Christine Hart-Davis, Bridgette James and David Sutton painted the illustrations.

  • Encyclopedia Of Herbal Medicine: 550 Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments

    Encyclopedia Of Herbal Medicine: 550 Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments
    Andrew Chevallier

    Are you using natural remedies to reduce stress or improve your health? With the fully updated and revised Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, you can join the ever-increasing numbers that are. Written by Andrew Chevallier, a fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine is the unrivalled guide to home healing and herbal medicine. With entries showcasing 550 medicinal herbs including aloe vera, sage, and nettle, and nearly 200 remedy lists, you can learn how to treat a wide variety of common ailments from the comfort of your own home.The Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine details the properties of each medicinal herb, with a strong focus on safety to ensure safe natural healing for the whole family. Learn how to grow, harvest, and process your own ingredients to create natural remedies and improve your health – naturally.Previous ISBN 9780751312096

  • A Guide to Successfully Grow Marijuana

    A Guide to Successfully Grow Marijuana
    J.D. Rockefeller

    After all the arguments and conflicts, growing cannabis has finally become legal or regulated in most states. As a result, the market to effectively and efficiently grow marijuana has rejoiced. Following all local laws, these pieces of equipment to grow marijuana make it easier and simpler for any existing and would-be marijuana grower to successfully grow the plant. LED grow lights are one of the relatively new instruments to grow the plant, and they are gaining popularity today because they are easy to use and set up, energy efficient, and can be utilized for the entire life cycle of the cannabis plant. Beyond that, LED grow lights are cost-effective. With proper installation and maintenance, they can remain efficient for many years, reducing the need to spend time and cash on replacements. This book covers tips for growing cannabis, including LED grow lights. It aims to serve as a guide to both existing and would-be growers of the plant. At the end of the book, anyone is guaranteed to obtain the complete knowledge to growing one of the most controversial plants across the world.

  • Homegrown Herb Garden: A Guide to Growing and Culinary Uses

    Homegrown Herb Garden: A Guide to Growing and Culinary Uses
    Lisa Baker Morgan

    Take your home cooking to the next level by incorporating fresh homegrown herbs! You don't need lots of space for a huge herb garden, and you don't need to spend a lot of money on fresh herbs at the grocery store or farmers' market. With Homegrown Herb Garden, you can choose the herb or herbs you will use the most and build your herb garden around them. Start with an overview of how to grow, harvest, and store herbs. Then, learn how to handle each herb and what flavors they work well with. The culinary section includes how to prepare and use your herbs, plus savory and sweet recipes to feature them in. Choose your favorite herbs, learn to grow them successfully, and never be at a loss for what to do with them!

  • A Pocketful of Herbs: An A-Z

    A Pocketful of Herbs: An A-Z
    Jekka McVicar

    From rosemary to wild garlic, and hyssop to sea kale, our food would be poorer without the herbs we grow. Jekka McVicar is the expert on herbs and how to get the best from them, and this new pocket book is the go-to guide for chefs and gardeners across the country. In a compact and handy A-Z format, this guide will ensure you get the best out of your herb garden, providing details such as when and where to plant, how hardy each plant is, how to nurture and care for your herbs and what each herb is best used for in the kitchen. Jekka's own photography of the herbs complements the text, providing a quick and colourful reference.

  • Holistic Herbal: A Safe and Practical Guide to Making and Using Herbal Remedies

    Holistic Herbal: A Safe and Practical Guide to Making and Using Herbal Remedies
    David Hoffmann

    The ebook edition of this classic herbal by internationally renowned herbalist David Hoffman. Easy to use, the herbal is hugely popular with herbalists and laypeople worldwide The Holistic Herbal covers everything you need to know about growing, gathering, preparing, using and taking herbal medicines to improve and maintain health. With simple b/w line drawn herb illustrations throughout, the book is extremely attractive and contains:- a simple introduction to health, well-being and how your body works.• a guide to specific health problems and concerns (you don’t need to be sick to take a herbal cure!) and ‘which herb’ for a range of conditions.• A–Z herbal, covering over 200 different medicinal herbs and plants.This section comprises the main part of the book and is full of detailed information about each herb.

  • Growing Herbs in Containers: Storey s Country Wisdom Bulletin A-179

    Growing Herbs in Containers: Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletin A-179
    Sal Gilbertie

    Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

  • Herbs for Health and Healing - The Healing Power of 10 Herbs, Spices and Healing Plants

    Herbs for Health and Healing – The Healing Power of 10 Herbs, Spices and Healing Plants
    John Davidson

    Herbs for Health and Healing – The Healing Power of 10 Herbs, Spices and Healing PlantsTable of ContentsIntroductionCinnamon–Cinnamomum zeylanicumBest Time-Tested Remedy for ColdsMaking a Ginger and Cinnamon DecoctionCayenne – Capsicum minimumCayenne Hot OilMaking an Infused OilLemon – Citrus lemonumLemon for FeverLemon CompressLemon for Beauty and HealthSkin BalmLemon Body LotionCardamoms- Elettaria cardamomumFor Caffeine AddictsMind Clearing PotpourriOnions –Allium cepaOnion milkOnion PoulticeTraditional SoupsGarlic– Allium sativumGarlic Bread and Garlic ButterGarlic RubCloves – Eugenia AromaticaAnalgesic Rub for Headache and BackacheFennel- Foeniculum VulgareFennel as a DiureticHow to Make Herbal Teas“Smoking” Fennel SeedsParsleyHealthy Parsley SoupRosemaryMaking a Rosemary TinctureRosemary ConditionerConclusionAuthor BioIntroductionThis 21st century world is full of toxic water, poisoned air, and chemical pollution. We are also very worried about the thinning ozone layer, because it is definitely going to have a bad after effect on our climate, and then correspondingly on our health.This is the reason why, we are looking towards the use of natural elements, to keep us healthy and fit. That is because we have understood the fact that chemical-based drugs are efficacious on a short-term basis, but they do not heal us long-term. Besides, there is always the chance of dangerous side effects. And so our health is ruined, because we could not prevent ourselves from popping that pill.Ancient remedies, on the other hand, have been passed down through centuries. Many of us consider these remedies to be quack remedies, because many of them have not been subjected to scientific research, and a stamp of experienced researchers telling you, all right, it is useful to add a lot of cinnamon to your diet, because that has been scientifically proven to cure 99% of bacterial and viral infections.Nevertheless, there are a lot of infections, which have been proven down the millenniums to be cured only by practical and natural remedies. Many of these practical remedies have been in use for thousands of years and are still in use because they have proved their time tested efficacy over and over again in solving your health problems and curing you. Best, you are going to be cured from the root, and the effects are going to be long-term.No matter what ailment you suffer from, you can always do something with a little bit of knowledge, and a little bit of help from nature to enhance your well-being and good health.Many of us living in the cities are terrified of picking up any useful herbal plant material growing wild and which we encounter when we are on open-air ambles, because we know that they have been contaminated from lead from vehicle exhausts, and also could have been sprayed with agri-chemicals. Also, we do not have the herbal lore, which was taught to our ancestors, by their ancestors. There was a time when every proud housewife worth her salt knew all about herbs, spices and natural remedies and had a still room in which she used to brew herbal remedies to keep our family healthy and happy, and natural ointments to keep them youthful looking.Gathering herbs from the wild can only be done by those botanists and herbalists will have extensive knowledge of the beneficial points of plants. So that is the reason why a large number of the plants which I am going to describe to you in this book can be easily found in your local market.

  • Crops in Pots: 50 cool containers planted with fruit, vegetables and herbs

    Crops in Pots: 50 cool containers planted with fruit, vegetables and herbs
    Bob Purnell

    There are few things more rewarding than picking your own homegrown ingredients for a salad, pasta dish or stew. The flavour of freshly harvested produce is far superior to anything you can buy in the supermarket. What's more, you have the satisfaction knowing that it was your own handiwork, and you're able to control whether or not to use chemicals.You don't need a huge amount of space in order to get a worthwhile crop. A wide range of edible plants can be grown successfully in containers and many are just as much a delight to the eye as to the tastebuds.This book has 50 great ideas for growing fruit and vegetables in containers. Your hanging baskets, window boxes and pots will be colourful, beautiful to look at and produce plentiful crops.

  • Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Growing in Small Spaces

    Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Growing in Small Spaces
    John Harrison

    Whatever the size of your garden – whether it's a tiny patio or even if you only have a windowbox available – John Harrison can help you to grow fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, runner beans and much more to provide delicious food for your table.• Discover which are the easiest vegetables and fruit to grow in your particular situation• Make the most of your containers and growbags• Find out about dwarf fruit varieties• Benefit from John's practical experience and his no-nonsense advice• Enjoy the taste of homegrown produce, free of chemical residues

  • The Edible Herb Garden

    The Edible Herb Garden
    Rosalind Creasy

    With Edible Herb Garden, you can reap the joys and benefits of growing herbs at home! Edible Herb Garden is an all-inclusive guide to herb gardening, with several delicious herb recipes included. It features information on growing an incredible selection of fragrant and savory herbs. Then, it provides recipes to prepare your bounty in meals as well as herb blends, herbed oils and vinegars and even herb-flavored vodka! This information-rich book touches on herb garden design, herb gardening in containers, pest and disease control, and harvesting your herbs. It also includes an encyclopedia of culinary herb varieties. Take your culinary creations to the next level with this beautiful herb gardening book and discover the rich flavors that await when you take herbs to their fullest potential as an ingredient.

  • The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Herbs

    The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Herbs
    Penelope Ody

    Complete Medicinal Herbal is a fully illustrated practical guide to the healing properties of herbs. The book includes more than 120 medicinal herbs with important therapeutic properties and a section on their historical uses, The Complete Medicinal Herbal is a must for every home book shelve. All the parts of the plants that can be used medicinally are shown, from fresh flower petals or leaves to the root, bark, and juice. Each entry details the plant's chemical constituents, its actions, and its therapeutic applications—from exotic ma huang, used in China to treat asthma for 5,000 years, to humble cabbage, which has been effective against stomach ulcers in clinical tests. A special how-to section explains the preparation of herbal remedies. There are more than 250 safe treatments to help alleviate common complaints—from ordinary coughs, colds, and headaches to special treatments for skin conditions, digestive problems, and children's illnesses — even detailed lists of herbs for the elderly.

  • Cultivating Exceptional Cannabis: An Expert Breeder Shares His Secrets

    Cultivating Exceptional Cannabis: An Expert Breeder Shares His Secrets
    DJ Short

    DJ Short’s essays on the craft of indoor cannabis cultivation show how any hobbyist can refine gardening technique and achieve mastery.DJ Short is a celebrated breeder whose collection of seed strains has received international recognition for their premier quality. His first book collects two decades of experience in cannabis cultivation and breeding for the amateur grower. Short’s style is both friendly and thoughtful, offering tips for selecting plants and helping the serious hobbyist finesse their garden for high quality.The first section covers cultivation and each environmental factor’s contribution to the indoor gardener’s success, with an emphasis on organic methods. It includes secrets to customizing lighting, temperature, air circulation, nutrients and supplements. Gardening methods, from sprouting seeds to harvesting and curing are described with quality and flavor in mind.The second section includes essential topics of breeding — such as selecting plants, collecting pollen, and stabilizing a variety — with careful consideration of how flavor and quality set a good breeding program apart.Includes photography of Short's varieties and other unique plants throughout, plus 8 full-color pages of exceptional cannabis.

  • Homegrown: A Growing Guide for Creating a Cook s Garden

    Homegrown: A Growing Guide for Creating a Cook’s Garden
    Marta Teegen

    Swap the annuals for edibles, creating attractive beds and containers that both beautify the yard and provide a bounty of fresh produceAs a trained chef-turned-professional kitchen garden designer, Marta Teegen knows what a difference freshly harvested vegetables can make to a meal—and how easy it is to ensure seasonal vegetables are always available when you need them. She touts the joys creating front yard–friendly raised beds and container gardens that take up only a small amount of space and look beautiful to boot, and shares ideas for tucking productive gardens in other small nooks and corners.Teegen's unique cuisine-based planting methods mean herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers grow next to each other in comingled plots—quickly, reliably, and efficiently. You'll find more than 40 top picks for small-space vegetables that yield big and are trouble-free, plus a variety of menus and 50 recipes for fresh and delicious summer dishes.With food prices on the rise and concern over pesticide residues on produce ever present, the number of home owners growing vegetables nearly doubled in the last year. Homegrown shows that even urban and suburban dwellers can grow their own vegetables in easy-to-tend plots and spaces.

  • The Cook s Herb Garden

    The Cook’s Herb Garden
    Jeff Cox

    Now in ebook format, this is a static, generic epub.The practical, plot-to-plate guide to growing and cooking with herbs successfully, in ebook format.From Basil to Vervain, this photographic catalogue of more than 130 culinary herbs will teach you everything you need to know on nurturing, harvesting and cooking with herbs.Delve in to find notes on herb flavours, the best growing conditions, storage and how to use them in the kitchen. There are inspirational planting schemes for window boxes and pots including Mediterranean, Everyday Essentials and Salad Herbs.Packed with more than 70 delicious recipes for rubs and marinades, sauces and salsas, flavoured butters, cordials, syrups, teas and tisanes, plus charts on best herb-with-food flavour combinations.

  • The New American Herbal

    The New American Herbal
    Stephen Orr

    From modern garden master Stephen Orr comes a new, definitive book on herbs to finally replace the dusty and outdated classics. Here are entries on hundreds of plants that are extraordinarily useful in cooking, homeopathy, and more; dozens of recipes and DIY projects; and beautifully styled photographs so you know just what you're growing.With more than 900 entries, each accompanied by brand new photography and helpful growing advice, The New American Herbal takes the study of herbs to an exciting new level. Orr covers the entire spectrum of herbaceous plants, from culinary to ornamental to aromatic and medicinal, presenting them in an easy to use A to Z format packed with recipes, DIY projects, and stunning examples of garden design highlighting herbal plantings. Learn about the herbs you've always wanted to grow (chervil, chamomile, and lovage), exotic herbs (such as Artemisia, the bitter herb used in Absinthe, or the anti-inflammatory Meadowsweet), and ornamental varieties (Monkshood and Perilla). For cooks there is indispensable guidance on planting and maintaining a bountiful kitchen garden and crafters will delight in dozens of exciting new uses for fresh, dried, and distilled herbs. Here, too, are 40 delicious recipes such as Ragu Bolognese with Fennel and Lemon Semolina Cake with Lavender, as well easy steps for projects such as a hanging herb garden and instructions on how to plant, dry, and preserve your garden’s bounty. Meticulously researched and exhaustive in its scope, The New American Herbal is an irresistible invitation to explore the versatility of herbs in all their beauty and variety.

  • James Wong s Homegrown Revolution

    James Wong’s Homegrown Revolution
    James Wong

    A revolution in the garden – a completely new range of fruit and vegetables to grow and eat.Whether it's a window box of homegrown saffron, your very own kiwi vine or a mini green tea plantation on your patio, TV botanist and best-selling author James Wong proves that 'growing your own' can be so much more exciting than spuds, sprouts and swede.Breaking free from the 'dig for victory' time warp of allotment staples, James reveals the vast array of 21st century crops that will flourish outdoors, even in our blustery North Atlantic climate – no greenhouse necessary. From goji berries to food-mile free sweet potatoes, James' revolutionary approach to edible gardening will show you how to grow, cook and eat all manner of superfood crops that are just as easy (if not easier) and far more exciting to grow than the 'ration book' favourites.Inspiring, fun and full of plant know-how, this book is set to revolutionise the whole concept of 'growing your own' for newbie growers to seasoned allotment veterans alike. You'll never look at your garden the same way again!

  • The Medicinal Gardening Handbook: A Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Using Healing Herbs

    The Medicinal Gardening Handbook: A Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Using Healing Herbs
    Dede Cummings

    Dig into the world of herbal medicine with this complete guide to cultivating and harvesting plants with healing properties. For thousands of years people have been utilizing herbs and cultivating weeds found to speed the healing of wounds, soothe skin irritations, calm uneasy stomachs, and ward off illnesses. Now you can plan and grow your own garden first aid kit.In these pages, you’ll learn the basics of gardening in your backyard—or on your windowsill or porch—including instructions for preparing soil, composting, and weeding. You’ll then find detailed descriptions of the twelve most common, easy-to-grow, most useful healing herbs, with instructions for growing, harvesting, and utilizing them. These powerful plants include:• Garlic, which boosts immunity, reduces blood pressure, and combats cancer• Echinacea, which reduces inflammation, boosts immunity, and has antiviral properties• Yarrow, which accelerates the healing of wounds, is an anti-inflammatory, and can relieve PMS symptoms• Elderflower, which is an astringent and can relieve arthritis and soothe sore throats• Mint, which soothes digestive problems, sweetens breath, and can reduce fevers• Elecampane, a respiratory tonic with antibacterial and antifungal properties• And more!

  • The Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables, Flowers, Fruits, and Herbs from Containers: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

    The Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables, Flowers, Fruits, and Herbs from Containers: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
    Lizz Shepherd

    Not everyone has the benefit of a plot of land where they can create a garden. In fact, almost 25% of city homeowners lack the yard space needed to cultivate and grow a decent sized garden (according to Seattle Lawn and Garden) meaning more and more people interested in harvesting flowers, vegetables, and herbs are turning to containers. The options provided by containers are plentiful, from bringing your tomato plants inside during the winter to being able to rearrange them if you are doing construction or playing a game outside. But, getting crops to grow effectively in containers is another matter entirely. This book will provide every potential container gardener with the necessary steps and resources needed to grow their very own crops to thrive in any conditions. From the very outset, you will learn about how vegetables, flowers, and herbs grow naturally charts will provide you with a detailed breakdown of how plants grow and what they need to grow effectively, from root space to water consumption. Companion planting for small spaces will show you how the plants will survive with other plants in the same container and which plants can even be placed in confined spaced and survive. The basics of container planting, including the best single plant containers, two, three, and four plant combinations are provided to help you decide how to lay out your container garden. The top gardeners were contacted and interviewed, providing highly insightful information that guides you through how container potted plants grow and thrive. You will learn the basics of side planted containers and how succulents perform in these closed spaces. The best container plants are listed in order along with the necessary tools they need to survive. The best container sizes, soil types, fertilizer, climate information, and pest prevention methods are all given as well to help round out your container planting. Regardless of your needs or methods, this guide will take you through every step necessary to get your container plants growing and thriving. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advise. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

  • The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live

    The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live
    Niki Jabbour

    Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.

  • Rosemary Gladstar s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use

    Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use
    Rosemary Gladstar

    Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.

  • Neal s Yard Remedies Cook, Brew and Blend Your Own Herbs: Cook, Brew and Blend Your Own Herbs

    Neal’s Yard Remedies Cook, Brew and Blend Your Own Herbs: Cook, Brew and Blend Your Own Herbs

    The modern answer to the traditional herbal – how to grow, gather, cook and blend your own herbs and remediesPublished in association with Neal's Yard, Cook, Brew & Blend Your Own Herbs taps into the healing power of plants, showing how easy it is to grow and use a wide range of safe, effective medicinal herbs at home. Discover how to treat everyday ailments with home-made tinctures and syrups and how to use food as medicine with delicious, seasonal herb-based soups, juices and salads that will calm and heal. Includes an A-Z directory of over 100 herbs with tips on how to source them – whether by growing your own, foraging in the wild or buying from a herbalist. Step-by-steps techniques and illustrations demonstrate how to grow, care for and use herbs, whether you want to make a smoothie to boost immunity or a herbal balm to soothe aching muscles.

  • A Guide to Growing Your Own Marijuana

    A Guide to Growing Your Own Marijuana
    J.D. Rockefeller

    Want to grow your own marijuana? Well, then you have come to the right place! More and more people are growing their own cannabis right in their homes these days. The best part is that growing it indoors is not at all difficult. A few minutes a day and you will have your own cannabis garden in no time.You may have lots and lots of questions, but the answers are all right here! Just go through this step-by-step guide and you will be using your own weed in just a few months!

  • Go Organic: Quick Tips On How to Grow Your Own All-Natural Marijuana Indoors

    Go Organic: Quick Tips On How to Grow Your Own All-Natural Marijuana Indoors
    J.D. Rockefeller

    For the past few years, growing cannabis or marijuana for personal use continues to be on the rise, especially now that more and more people are finally discovering the virtues of having their very own "homegrown."In fact, having your garden right in the comforts of your home for personal consumption is now made easier than ever, as long as you have the right environment that includes lighting, humidity, nutrients, pest control and air movement. With all that, you can expect that your plants are going to produce more ounces, with you having to spend just a fraction of the cost compared to the current market prices. Why grow indoors, you will ask? In general, plants that are grown outdoors are not that highly regarded as compared to their counterparts that are grown indoors. It is primarily because the outdoor plants are leafier and are not that fully developed basically because these are being grown on a relatively larger scale. It will be much easier to properly manicure several ounces that hundreds of pounds. Rain and wind can destroy the plants faster. The wind can degrade terpenes and THC, which can bruise trichomes and break the branches. On the other hand, the indoor plants call for a completely different growing system. The best buds indoors are being grown and cultivated in rooms which make use of the right combination of elements to ensure a higher and healthier yield.In this short guide, you will get to learn more about organic growing of marijuana indoors and the important things that you need to guarantee only the best plants right inside your very own home.

  • The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

    The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival
    Katrina Blair

    The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes. Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free! The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages. Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.

  • 25 Essential Herbs You Need to Know

    25 Essential Herbs You Need to Know
    John Davidson

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