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

  • Infuse your yard with the flavor, fragrance, beauty and healing power of organic herbs. Whether you want to work herbs into existing flower or food gardens, grow them in containers, or plant a dedicated herb garden, Homegrown Herbs is your in-depth guide to everything you need to know about planting, caring for, harvesting, drying and using more than 100 herbs.

    This is the definitive guide to planting, growing, harvesting, and using 101 popular herbs. A step-by-step primer for gardeners of every level, it includes in-depth information on seed selection, planting, maintenance and care, harvesting, drying, uses in the kitchen, home pharmacy, crafting and body care. Sensational color photographs by Saxon Holt bring the information to life. With renowned herbalist Tammi Hartung as a guide, readers will discover that growing their own herbs is one of the easiest ways possible to bring more beauty, flavor and health to everyday life.

    Tammi Hartung has been growing and working with herbs for 30 years and is a frequent teacher and lecturer at herb and gardening conferences. She and her husband cultivate 500 varieties of herbs on their organic farm in Colorado.

    Tammi Hartung offers dozens of ideas for using your homegrown herbs:
    - Prepare relaxing herbal baths and soaks
    - Mix custom seasoning blends for your favorite recipes
    - Make healing tinctures, liniments and elixirs
    - Perk up recipes-salads, soups, pastas, vegetables, eggs-with fresh or dried herbs
    - Personalize homemade body creams with your favorite herbal scents and healing properties
    - Give homemade herbal vinegars and butters as holiday gifts
    - Put the soothing power of herbs to good use in sleep pillows and heating pads
    - Craft wreaths and potpourris with long-lasting fragrance and beauty




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