The Family Herbalist’s Guide To Growing and Harvesting Earth Friendly Organic Herbs
As the word ‘guide’ suggests, this is a practical, step by step approach to planting your own herb garden and harvesting the fruits of your labour. Because family herbalists grow herbs for both cooking and health, how the herbs are grown is very important.
The organic approach that we take does not rely on harmful pesticides or commercial granular fertilizers. Besides being the safest way to grow edible plants, our approach is in tune with the ethos of herb growing that has been practised for hundreds of years.
This mini-masterclass is also your ideas bank – with loads of suggestions on where and how to grow herbs, herb garden designs, companion planting advice, how to make your own organic pesticides and how to get herbs for free (legally and not holding up the local garden centre!).
We hope this class will not just remain on your smartphone but will become a daily guide, both dog eared and mud-stained. Above all, we hope it leads to your enjoyment and use of herbs in every aspect of your life.
Happy herb growing.
The Herb Academy
The Herb Academy wishes to thank the following for their contribution to this manual:
Alice Spencer Higgs
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First Edition: January 2008
Revised Edition: September 2019
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