Showing posts with label Gardening Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gardening Books. Show all posts

33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use



What a lovely book - very beautiful-design, photograph, paper wise, and also well-organized and helpful information, the style is easily understood.

It describes basil, cayenne, rosemary, sage, thyme, turmeric, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, aloevera, burdock, calendula, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, echinacea, elder, goldenseal, hawthorn, lavender, lemon balm, licorice, mullein, plantain, red clover, nettle, oats, peppermint, ST. John's wort, spearmint, Valerian, and yarrow. Some of the recipes include different herbs too. Now I value my calendula flowers in my garden a lot . My son eats their petals up, but it turns out, that the middle sticky part of the flower is where the most medicinal value is, so currently i save the middle part for the tea or oil infusion.


It teaches how to make teas, syrups, oils, salves, tinctures, herbal pills, baths, and compresses.

This book would make an excellent gift to anyone interested in using herbs as their medicine.

You can get the book from here - Amazon



A Comprehensive guide to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of vegetables



I bought this book at the recommendation from an acquaintance who has her own kitchen garden. First, I checked it out at the library to see if it might be useful to me and got so excited about gardening that i made a decision to buy it. I had never gardened here in Virginia. I grew up in Colorado where gardening is a challenge.


One of my child hood chores was Pruning & Weeding and watering a garden that never produced a single vegetable. So needless to say I had a bitter root (ha ha) regarding farming. After I heard about this book I wanted to attempt it for myself. This book clearly display in detail what to start with as a novice, how to do it, what to expect, and how to continue once you've got it up and running.


I was totally skeptical that I could really grow anything despite what this book said. I started with Spinach, red peppers, rosemary, and kaleidoscope carrots, rosemary, lavender, bee balm, and blueberries. I planted everything in big flowerpot on my deck as a trial run (will plant in raised beds next year now that know what to do) and my garden was a hit. Now it's one of my favorite spots to be.

You can get the book from here - Amazon