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The benefits of an active herb garden go well beyond adding flavor to home-cooked meals. Herbs can be used to boost ones health and save money. With 25 percent new and updated material, Herb Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is an excellent introduction to the world of herb gardening and provides readers with the tips and advice they need to grow their own successful gardens. This new edition features information on: The opportunities and limitations of different climates and spaces Ready-made versus homemade soil mixes, starting plants from seeds, and other fundamentals Choosing, planting, and caring for herbs How to prevent insects, pests, and diseases from invading your containers How to use herbs as a natural way to prevent insects and diseases from ruining other plants in the garden.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Conventions Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • What You’re Not to Read(第2頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • How This Book Is Organized(第2頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第4頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第4頁)
  • Part I: Herb Basics(第5頁)
    • Chapter 1: Why Grow Herbs?(第7頁)
    • Chapter 2: Herbs 101(第19頁)
  • Part II: Deciding How and What to Grow(第35頁)
    • Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Home Ground(第37頁)
    • Chapter 4: Designing Your Herb Garden(第53頁)
    • Chapter 5: Herb Garden Plans(第63頁)
    • Chapter 6: Herbs in Containers, Indoors and Out(第79頁)
  • Part III: Getting Down to Earth(第103頁)
    • Chapter 7: There’s No Place Like Loam: Preparing Your Soil for Planting(第105頁)
    • Chapter 8: It’s Time to Plant(第123頁)
    • Chapter 9: Everyday Care and Feeding(第139頁)
    • Chapter 10: Managing Pests in Your Herb Garden(第157頁)
  • Part IV: Cut and Dried: Handling the Herbal Bounty(第175頁)
    • Chapter 11: Harvesting and Preserving(第177頁)
    • Chapter 12: Culinary Concoctions(第191頁)
    • Chapter 13: Herbs for Healing and Soothing(第209頁)
    • Chapter 14: Herbs for Beauty(第219頁)
    • Chapter 15: Herbs for Hearth and Home(第225頁)
  • Part V: The Part of Tens(第235頁)
    • Chapter 16: Ten Gifts to Make from Herbs You Grow(第237頁)
    • Chapter 17: Ten Lists of Herbs for Different Uses and Garden Situations(第245頁)
  • Appendix: An Encyclopedia of Herbs(第251頁)
    • Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)(第251頁)
    • Angelica (Angelica archangelica)(第253頁)
    • Anise (Pimpinella anisum)(第254頁)
    • Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)(第255頁)
    • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)(第257頁)
    • Bay (Laurus nobilis)(第258頁)
    • Bee balm (Monarda didyma)(第260頁)
    • Betony (Stachys officinalis)(第261頁)
    • Borage (Borago officinalis)(第263頁)
    • Burdock (Arctium lappa)(第264頁)
    • Calendula (Calendula officinalis)(第266頁)
    • Caraway (Carum carvi)(第267頁)
    • Catnip (Nepeta cataria)(第268頁)
    • Chamomile (Matricaria recutita, Chamaemelum nobile)(第269頁)
    • Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)(第270頁)
    • Chicory (Cichorium intybus)(第272頁)
    • Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)(第274頁)
    • Cilantro or coriander (Coriandrum sativum)(第275頁)
    • Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)(第277頁)
    • Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)(第279頁)
    • Costmary (Tanacetum [Chrysanthemum] balsamita)(第280頁)
    • Dill (Anethum graveolens)(第281頁)
    • Elecampane (Inula helenium)(第282頁)
    • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)(第284頁)
    • Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)(第285頁)
    • Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)(第286頁)
    • Flax (Linum usitatissimum)(第287頁)
    • Garlic (Allium sativum)(第288頁)
    • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)(第290頁)
    • Horehound (Ballota [Marrubium] vulgare)(第291頁)
    • Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)(第292頁)
    • Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)(第294頁)
    • Lady’s bedstraw (Galium verum)(第295頁)
    • Lavender (Lavandula spp.)(第296頁)
    • Lavender cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus)(第297頁)
    • Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)(第299頁)
    • Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)(第300頁)
    • Lemon verbena (Aloysia triphylla [Lippia citriodora])(第301頁)
    • Lovage (Levisticum officinale)(第303頁)
    • Marjoram, sweet (Origanum majorana)(第304頁)
    • Marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis)(第306頁)
    • Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)(第307頁)
    • Mints (Mentha spp.)(第308頁)
    • Mustard, black (Brassica nigra)(第310頁)
    • Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)(第312頁)
    • Oregano (Origanum vulgare)(第313頁)
    • Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)(第315頁)
    • Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium, Hedeoma pulegioides)(第316頁)
    • Rose (Rosa spp.)(第318頁)
    • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)(第320頁)
    • Rue (Ruta graveolens)(第322頁)
    • Saffron (Crocus sativus)(第323頁)
    • Sage (Salvia officinalis)(第325頁)
    • Savory, summer and winter (Satureja hortensis; S. montana)(第328頁)
    • Scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)(第330頁)
    • Sorrel (Rumex spp.)(第331頁)
    • Southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum)(第333頁)
    • Sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata)(第335頁)
    • Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)(第336頁)
    • Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)(第338頁)
    • Tarragon, French (Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa)(第339頁)
    • Thyme (Thymus spp.)(第340頁)
    • Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)(第342頁)
    • Violet (Viola odorata)(第343頁)
    • Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)(第345頁)
    • Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)(第347頁)
    • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)(第348頁)
  • Index(第351頁)
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