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Herbs have a history almost as old as man himself. Used as much for medicines and foods as their colours and scents, herbs have a practical charm unmatched in the world of plants.
Chapter 1 introducing herbs
Growing healthy herbs
Where herbs can be grown
Getting your plants

Chapter 2 cultivating herbs
What herbs to grow in what soils
Making a no-dig herb garden
Feeding herbs
Watering herbs
Plant protection

Chapter 3 propagating herbs
Propagation by division
Propagation by cuttings
Propagation by layering
Propagation by seeds

Chapter 4 pests and diseases
Herbs which repel insects
Companion planting
Companion planting chart
Other natural pest controls

Chapter 5 a garden of herbs
Types of herb gardens
Landscaping with herbs
A lemon scented herb garden

Chapter 6 herbs encyclopaedia
An a-z of selected herbs
Other herbs to consider

Chapter 7 using herbs
Harvesting herbs
Herbs for pot-pourri
Herbal remedies
Skin care
What herb for what complaint
Herbal teas
Cooking with herbs
Dried flowers
Herbal fragrances
Herbs for potpourris, sachets, etc.
Insect repelling sachets
Extracting herb scents
Herb for baths and personal care

Chapter 8 furniture and features
Seats and tables
Arches, gates and walls
Gazebos and others
Statues and ornaments
Paths and pavings

Chapter 9 growing herbs in pots
How to repot
Pyramid planters
Herbs as indoor plants
Hydroponic herbs