The homesteader's guide to growing herbs : learn to grow, prepare, and use herbs / Kristine Brown, RH (AHG) ; illustrations by Mary Woodin.
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- ISBN: 9781647393724
- ISBN: 1647393728
- Physical Description: ix, 172 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Emeryville, California : Rockridge Press, ©2020.
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Reap the many benefits of the herbs you sow, grow, and prepare--an up-to-date guide for homesteadersGrowing herbs means growing your own food, medicine, home remedies, beauty products, and more. The Homesteader's Guide to Growing Herbs is packed with expert information on planting, caring for, and using herbs to nourish and nurture yourself, your family, your pets, and even your livestock.Learn about the countless perks of cultivating herbs on your homestead, find tons of info on foraging and growing herbs, and get a step-by-step guide to creating your own herbal preparations--from teas and infusions to tinctures, syrups, and salves. Who knew your own soil had so much practical potential?The Homesteader's Guide to Growing Herbs includes:Plan your garden--Discover a helpful guide to planning an herb garden, from selecting your plants to determining the size and location of your growing area, the type of soil you should use for growing herbs, and beyond.Herb encyclopedia--Explore an informational index of common household herbs, including the parts used, plant properties, safety considerations, preservation methods, and much more.A range of recipes--Try dozens of recipes for everything from homemade marshmallows and basil-infused cooking oil to sunburn soother spray, furniture polish, and natural deodorant.From pickled garlic to pain relief, you can feed and heal your family with the power of herbs--The Homesteader's Guide to Growing Herbs will show you how.
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