Ginny's Herb Handbook: A Guide for New Zealand and Australian Herb Lovers
One of gardening's greatest pleasures is growing herbs & using them fresh from your garden. Ginny Clayton shows you how in this handbook for the modern herb grower. From culinary herbs such as Thai basil and French tarragon to herbs for healing, including comfrey and chamomile, Ginny describes how to propagate, raise and maintain over 60 herbs using organic growing methods. There are tips on how to plan your kitchen herb garden, companion planting, which herbs to plant to attract bees, and which ones repel insect pests. Also included are delicious recipes using fresh culinary herbs that boost flavour and your health, and how to make herb oils, butters and vinegars and relaxing and refreshing herbal teas. Easy to use and full of great advice, this friendly guide to homegrown herbs is all you need to get started on the road to a more herbal, and healthier, lifestyle.
Ginny Clayton runs Ginny's Herbs,a market garden in Northland New Zealand. She promotes herbs through her website www.ginnysherbs.com with a catalogue filled with 'old, tried and true' species. She supplies Palmers Whangarei with plants, teaches classes on all aspects of herb growing and use, and has had articles published in Lifestyle Farmer and Weekend Gardener.