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Herbs eBook

A comprehensive handbook to herbs.  Learn to identify, plant, grow and use the myriad variety of these intriguing plants, whether as landscape features, culinary additive or even medicines. 

eBook coverHerbs

by John Mason

Herbs eBook course online. Herbs are fascinating plants, mystical and romantic. They have a rich history dating back centuries. Used by monks, apothecaries and ‘witches’ in the past, herbs are undergoing a revival in interest. They are easy to grow, scented, culinary and medicinal plants.

In a formal herb garden or peppered throughout the garden, herbs rarely fail! Find out how they are used as medicines, for cooking,perfumes and more. This book has nine chapters covering the following topics: an introduction to herbs, cultivation, propagation, pests and diseases, herb gardens, and A-Z plant directory, using herbs, features for herb gardens, herb gardens, an A-Z plant directory, using herbs, features for herb gardens, herbs in pots - 113 colour photos, 61 pages.

Chapter 1 - Introducing Herbs

  • Growing healthy herbs 
  • Where herbs can be grown 
  • Getting your plants

Chapter 2 - Cultivating Herbs 

  • What herbs to grow in what soils
  • Composting
  • Mulching
  • Planting
  • Making a no-dig herb garden
  • Feeding herbs
  • Watering herbs 
  • Plant protection
  • Pruning

Chapter 3 - Propagating Herbs

  • Propagation by division
  • Propagation by cuttings
  • Propagation by layering
  • Propagation by seeds

Chapter 4 - Pests and Diseases

  • Herbs which repel insects
  • Companion planting
  • Companion planting chart
  • Other natural pest controls

Chapter 5 -  A Garden of Herbs

  • Types of herb gardens
  • Landscaping with herbs
  • A lemon scented herb garden

Chapter 6 - Herbs Encyclopaedia

  • An a-z of selected herbs
  • Other herbs to consider

Chapter 7 - Using Herbs

  • Harvesting herbs
  • Herbs for pot-pourri
  • Herbal remedies 
  • Gargles 
  • Toothache
  • Hiccoughs
  • Skin care
  • What herb for what complaint
  • Herbal teas
  • Cooking with herbs
  • Dried flowers
  • Herbal fragrances
  • Herbs for potpourris, sachets, etc.
  • Insect repelling sachets
  • Extracting herb scents 
  • Herb for baths and personal care

Chapter 8 -  Furniture and Features

  • Seats and tables
  • Arches, gates and walls
  • Gazebos and others
  • Statues and ornaments
  • Paths and pavings

Chapter 9 - Growing Herbs in Pots

  • How to repot
  • Pyramid planters
  • Maintenance
  • Herbs as indoor plants
  • Hydroponic herbs
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