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Free "Herbs At A Glance" book/pdf


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A freebies site I'm a member of linked me to this last month, it's by the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. I was lucky enough to get a free "real" book version of it in the mail (an offer they'll do again, I'm sure) but they still have the entire book available for free as a .pdf that you can download on their website: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/herbsataglance.htm

 

For a freebie I was really impressed with this book. It doesn't talk about magical properties, as it's not aimed at witches in particular, but has a picture of each herb, where it's from and the common and latin names, and it lists what it is used for, how you can use it, what science says about the herb and any side effects or cautions. Definitely worth checking out, and as it's a free download I'd say grab it while they have that there :) If it comes available as a free "real" book again, it's worth requesting one but obviously you could always print the .pdf out anyway.

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This is truly wonderful! Maybe I just get a little too excited about herbs... But how could anyone not? They are amazing plants.

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Can anyone recommend a book that is geared more toward how to grow individual herbs as opposed to the properties of the herbs? Like soil type, light conditions, length of germination, stratification required, that sort of thing. I've fine with herbs once I've grown them but I'm a bit useless at the growing them bit..... Any suggestions welcome x

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Can anyone recommend a book that is geared more toward how to grow individual herbs as opposed to the properties of the herbs? Like soil type, light conditions, length of germination, stratification required, that sort of thing. I've fine with herbs once I've grown them but I'm a bit useless at the growing them bit..... Any suggestions welcome x

 

For a specific book, I'll have to wait to unpack my books from the move and have a gander at what I have. In the meantime, I would browse your local Lowes, Home Depot, or other building supply store. They usually have a wonderful DIY book section and their gardening books are geared towards budding gardeners and experienced gardeners alike.

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Can anyone recommend a book that is geared more toward how to grow individual herbs as opposed to the properties of the herbs? Like soil type, light conditions, length of germination, stratification required, that sort of thing. I've fine with herbs once I've grown them but I'm a bit useless at the growing them bit..... Any suggestions welcome x

 

I'd contact your local horticultural society, or the local uni if they have a botany department, and see what they can recommend, as what you can grow depends on where you live.

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Thank you Whiterose and Aurelian, I will act on what you have both suggested. Never has one witch killed off quite so many herbs as I have already this year. Maybe I am trying to grow things that are just not compatiable with the not so sunny soil of Northern England. Research planned for the coming weekend :)

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Thank you Whiterose and Aurelian, I will act on what you have both suggested. Never has one witch killed off quite so many herbs as I have already this year. Maybe I am trying to grow things that are just not compatiable with the not so sunny soil of Northern England. Research planned for the coming weekend :smile:

 

You could try a grow light indoors if you have inadequate sunlight.

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Also, if you have specific questions, your local garden center would be able to help and they'd know much more about the local soil/conditions/etc in particular.

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I just read a book for the Urban Witch, and she claims that most herbs can be easily grown indoors as long as they have direct sunlight, that is the key supposedly. I am going to start my own herb garden as well, both indoor and out and I was planning on going to the nursery like Aurelia suggested. I think that's definitely full proof. Unless your trying to grow mabey something that's rare in gerneral or rare to where your located. There are a ton of online Nursery's I get catalouges by the dozen but here's a website you may want to start with Gardeners.com they have a ton

of supplies and info. Good luck, hope your thumbs get greener!

 

Kera

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A freebies site I'm a member of linked me to this last month, it's by the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. I was lucky enough to get a free "real" book version of it in the mail (an offer they'll do again, I'm sure) but they still have the entire book available for free as a .pdf that you can download on their website: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/herbsataglance.htm

 

For a freebie I was really impressed with this book. It doesn't talk about magical properties, as it's not aimed at witches in particular, but has a picture of each herb, where it's from and the common and latin names, and it lists what it is used for, how you can use it, what science says about the herb and any side effects or cautions. Definitely worth checking out, and as it's a free download I'd say grab it while they have that there smile.gif If it comes available as a free "real" book again, it's worth requesting one but obviously you could always print the .pdf out anyway.

 

 

This is a pretty good resource.  Thanks for sharing. 

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