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The GIANT Book on Growing and Using Herbs

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Summary

Table of Contents

Introduction
How to Lay Out a Herbal Garden
Thinking of Layout Plans
Making Paths
Best Flower Choices
Making a City Herbal Garden
Making Leaf Mold
Making Natural Organic Compost
Feeding the Soil
My Way of Planting
Making Soil Beds
Wooden Boxes as Plant Containers
Window Boxes
Other Containers
Herb Growing Project for Children
Suitable Herbs for Your Garden
Perennials for herb borders and for beds
Culinary and Beauty Uses of Herbs
Elderflower Water
Conserves
Herbal wines
Herbal Force Meat Stuffing
Apple and Mint Jam
The Power of Herbs
Which Herbs to Grow
Where Do You Grow Herbs?
Best Soil for Herbs.
Planning Your Garden
Chessboard Garden
Propagation of Herbs
Growing through Cuttings
Test – Have Roots Been Formed?
Herb Plant Division
Plant maintenance
Harvesting Your Plants
Root Plants
Whole Plant Harvesting
Leaves Harvesting
Herbal Harvesting
Flowers Harvesting
Seed Harvesting
Drying Your Herbs
Herb Storing
Using Herbs
Herbal tips
Bouquet Garni
Omelet aux herbes fines
Making Herb Tea
Growing herbs on your window sill
Knowing More about Herbal Plant Culture
Some Important Herbs and How to Grow Them
Basil [Ocimum basilicum]
Chives [Allium schoenoprasum]
Horseradish [Armorecia rusticana]
Horseradish and Applesauce
Root Cuttings
Sweet Marjoram [Origanum majorana]
Parsley Petroselinum crispum
Fish Parsley
First Method
Second Method
Fennel [Foeniculum vulgare]
Mint
Mint Chutney
Herb Harvesting
Herbal Teas
Basil Tea
Mint Tea
Lavender
Chamomile
Medicinal Chamomile Tea
Sweet Woodruff [Gallium odoratum]
Sweet Cicely [Myrrhis odorata]
Beneficial Herbs
Knowing More about John Innes Compost
How to Make Leaf Compost
A Little Rant about Outdated Agricultural Practices
Growing Herbs in Pots
Marjoram- Origamum omites- leaves
Thyme – Thymus vulgaris-Leaves
Thyme Vinegar
Chives –Allium choenoprasum –leaves
Tarragon - Artemisia dracunculus – leaves.
Fennel -Foeniculum vulgare–F.officinale – Leaves, Stem and Seed
Shrub Permanents for Your Garden
Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia
Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis
Sage – Salvia officinalis
Roses
Rue –Ruta graveolens
Artemisias –Artemisia pontica – the Roman wormwood
Hair Growth Recipe
Bay – The Roman Laurel –Laurus nobilis
Winter Savory – Satureja Montana
Medieval Sciatica Remedy
Other Herb Garden Favorites
Sorrel – Rumex acetosa
Traditional Sorrel Sauce
Tansy – Tanacetum vulgare
Poppy – Papaver Orientale
Clove Carnation – Dianthus caryophyllus
Borage – Borago officinalis – leaves, flowers, and stems
Conclusion
Author Bio
Publisher

Introduction

The moment you hear the word “Herb” you visualize a soft stemmed plant, which is normally used in cookery, as well as in alternative medicine. These herbs used for millenniums have been an important part of our social traditional and religious fabrics all over the world. No one, without an interest in nature is not going to know more about Rosemary, sage, lavender, thyme, hyssop, basil, and other herbs put into use down the centuries.

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