Gracia

Gracia's Herbs

  • Paper cover
  • 250 pages
  • 1.11 lbs

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Grow. Use. Enjoy.

Do you love herbs with their intriguing flavors, colors, and textures? From leafy green basil to delightful sweet lavender, with rugged comfrey in between, herbs provide amazing natural seasoning, fragrance, and medicine.

Follow Gracia's hands-on experience as she plants the herb garden, sows seeds, and snips leaves for drying. Savor delicious herbs as she combines her favorite flavors. Then discover the versatility of herbs as she explores projects throughout the year—indoors and out.

  • Practical herb gardening how-to
  • Get to know more than 27 popular herbs
  • Helpful resources

“Gracia's generous descriptions and the color photos make me feel like I am in the middle of her garden, smiling and tasting the herbs. The growing details and recipes are accessible to the everyday cook, yet are also inspiring to the seasoned grower. So be prepared to gather some rosemary and sage and get ready to spice up your life.” —Karen Geiser, author of Local Choices

“Much is added to pleasurable reading if it is apparent that the author is knowledgeable about the subject. Not only does Gracia Schlabach know much about the world of herbs, but she expresses her love and fascination in such engaging terms that the reader is bound to become interested as well. Further enhancing the text are the beautiful illustrations used throughout.” —Elsie Kline, editor of Farming Magazine

Contents

Section I—Planning Your Herb Garden

  • Visit My Garden!
  • Herbs for All Uses
  • Plotting Your Garden
  • Starting Herbs by Seed
  • It's Planting Time
  • Herbs Everywhere
  • Grow a Crop of Herb Gardeners

Section II—Getting to Know Herbs

  • Anise Hyssop
  • Basil
  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Catnip
  • Chamomile
  • Chives
  • Comfrey
  • Coriander or Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Echinacea
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Horseradish
  • Lavender
  • Lemony Herbs
  • Lovage
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Scented Geraniums
  • Sweet Bay
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Thyme

Section III—Harvesting Time

  • Prime for Picking
  • Home-Dried Herbs
  • Putting Weeds to Work
  • Capturing the Fun of Fragrance

Section IV—Herbs in the Kitchen

  • Cooking with Herbs
  • Herbal Mixes
  • Herbs in the Bakery
  • Herbal Vinegars
  • Tomatoes + Herbs = Delicious
  • Beyond Lettuce
  • Please Eat the Petals
  • A Dash of Warmth

Section V—A Season for Herbs

  • Herbal Harbingers of Spring
  • A Summer Agenda
  • Fall Transitions
  • Winter Herbs
  • Resources
  • For Further Reading
  • Index
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