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Growing Herbs Like A Pro: The Complete Guide on How to Grow Herbs Indoors & Outdoors, and How to Turn Herb Gardening into a Profitable Business

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Growing Herbs Like A Pro: The Complete Guide on How to Grow Herbs Indoors & Outdoors, and How to Turn Herb Gardening into a Profitable Business

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94 pagine
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Feb 25, 2013
ISBN:
9781301820191
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Growing herbs is something that is very beneficial to gardeners for several different reasons. Herbs may be used to flavor food, for potpourri, for tea, for medical purposes or to even control pests in the garden. Herb gardens can be specialized towards one of these specific areas or a mixture of a few different purposes. They can also be grown in a garden with other species of plants or in containers indoors.

Although growing your own herbs in a home garden is extremely easy and worthwhile, there is a lot of information you need to know and understand about herbs & herb gardening. Just imagine being able to grow flavorful, organic herbs in days without using harmful chemicals or spending a fortune on expensive store bought herbs. If you like, you can even turn your herb gardening hobby into a profitable business. And you could do this from the comfort of your own home, wouldn't that be great? That's what "Growing Herbs Like A Pro" can help you.

Here's what you'll discover in this book:

- How to preserve your herbs with these 3 simple techniques...

- 3 little known, yet simple ways to harvest your herbs...

- Secret of expert herb gardeners that few people ever know about growing herbs in pots...

- 3 proven steps to transplanting herbs

- 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to giving your herbs the best care

- WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to picking a location for your herbs
- 5 easy ways to make money from your herb garden

- You'll discover in just a few short minutes how to design a gorgeous herb garden

- 6 time tested and proven strategies for growing herbs indoors or outside

- When to use different types of herbs such as culinary herbs, aromatic herbs, ornamental herbs and medicinal herbs

- 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for picking the best companion plants for your herbs

- A pennies on the dollar approach to using the herbs you grow

- How often to water your herbs

- How to control diseases and pests in your garden

- How to turn your herb gardening hobby into a profitable business...
- And much more...

Pubblicato:
Feb 25, 2013
ISBN:
9781301820191
Formato:
Libro

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Growing Herbs Like A Pro - Joan E. Hixson

Growing Herbs Like A Pro

The Complete Guide on How to Grow Herbs Indoors & Outdoors, and How to Turn Herb Gardening into a Profitable Business

Joan E. Hixson

Copyright© 2013 by Joan E. Hixson

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Growing Herbs Like A Pro

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Why Growing Your Own Herbs & Which Ones Do I Choose?

Culinary

Aromatic

Ornamental

Medicinal

Chapter 2: Growing Herbs Indoors

What to Grow Indoors

How to Grow Indoors

Dealing with Pests & Diseases

Lighting

Chapter 3: Growing Herbs Outdoors

Planting Considerations

Integrating with Existing Garden

Companion Planting

Soil Considerations

Maintenance

Raised Beds

Chapter 4: Designing Your Garden

Chapter 5: Caring for Your Herbs

Starting with Seeds

Starting with Cuttings

Ongoing Maintenance

Harvesting

Chapter 6: Turning Your Herb Garden into Profits

Conclusion

Appendix: Growing Requirements, Propagation, & Uses of Herbs

Introduction

Getting my herb garden ready every year is one of my favorite things to do to help bring an official end to the winter months. I love working in the soil and breathing the life back into it. Even for an indoor garden, it is a ritualistic part of my spring cleaning method – repotting and trimming back overgrowth, maybe adding new decorative pots or experimenting with a new herb.

Let’s start out by clearly defining what an herb really is. It is a plant that can be used as a whole or in part as an ingredient to add flavor or fragrance, or can be used for health benefits as medicine.

You can use them as a big part of the meal, maybe rubbing rosemary all over a chicken, or you can add them more subtly by mixing them with butters and spreads. You can make potpourri, add scent to bath water, or make scented candles.

Also, herbs are common traditional ingredients in folk medicine. More than 25% of modern drugs contain plant extracts as their active ingredients, and more are being discovered and included all the time (Evans, et al.). So, not only do they smell and taste great but are wonderful for stimulating the body.

There is a slight difference between an herb and a spice. The two are often confused, so we should make it clear early on. Herbs are defined as a plant that does not create woody tissues (so not trees), and most of them have some parts that can be turned into medicine, generally the roots, flowers, etc. They are also generally grown in temperate regions. Spices on the other hand come from tropical areas, they have more dramatic flavor, and they are derived from seeds, roots, barks, or fruits of other plants.

An example of the difference is the coriander plant. The leaves are known as the herb Chinese parsley or cilantro, while the brown seed from the plant is the spice coriander (Bell). So, in sum, the herbs are the leafy bits up top, and spices are made from the hard pieces of the plant and have much more pungent flavor.

Here is another example. Pepper can be added to food to make it taste good, and it certainly has a strong smell...does that make it an herb, too? Nope! Pepper is a

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