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Title:
Growing 101 herbs that heal : gardening techniques, recipes, and remedies
Author:
Hartung, Tammi, 1961-
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Publication Information:
Pownal, Vt. : Storey Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
v, 250 pages ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781580172158
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Book

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Complete instructions for successfully growing 101 medicinal plants using totally organic techniques. Hartung, a certified organic grower and board member of United Plant Savers, shares all the secrets of propagation, soil preparation, natural pest management, harvesting techniques, and even garden design for both beauty and highest yield. Also includes herb-by-herb profiles and a guide to making medicines and delicious healing foods.


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Gardening with medicinal plants is growing in popularity, and the market for botanical medicines continues to increase. Hartung offers instructions on planning and designing a garden, and she includes a chart giving basic information on 101 herbs: height, spacing, color, water requirements, and soil preferences. A chart listing plant habitat preferences accompanies a chart to help readers plan a theme garden. The author gives instructions on how to maintain healthy soil and propagate a variety of herbs. There is a chapter on garden maintenance, one on pest and disease control, and one on harvesting and drying roots, rhizomes, bulbs, flowers, buds, seeds, and fruit. Hartung explains the art of making such herbal preparations as salves, tinctures, oils, and creams. A chapter on cooking with medicinal herbs contains 16 recipes. There also is a 66-page list of herbs, giving their personality and blooming traits, heights, and sun and soil requirements, along with care, propagation, and harvesting instructions, and their medicinal benefits and home pharmacy uses also are included. --George Cohen


Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Growing Medicinal Plants
Chapter 2 Selecting the Plants and Designing Your Garden
Chapter 3 Secrets to Great Soil
Chapter 4 Propagation Methods
Chapter 5 Garden Maintenance
Chapter 6 Pest and Disease Control
Chapter 7 Harvesting from Your Garden
Chapter 8 Making Herbal Preparations
Chapter 9 Enjoying Medicinal Foods
Chapter 10 A Gardener's Materia Medica Recommended Reading Resources
Index