Bi-monthly sections present organic herb gardening – Detailed cultivation of 19 herbs – Designing an astrology garden – Guides to main harvests – New recipes for preserves – Wines – Remedies – Fragrances – Shampoo – Polishes – Flowercrafts and simple craft projects – all using harvests from the garden.
Divided into bi-monthly sections the book guides the reader through the year in an organic herb garden. Although a real pleasure garden, it is a “working” area where the beauty is the result of constant harvesting. The function of herbs is to provide ingredients and raw materials. As the title suggests these are sufficient for most needs, from cookery to fragrances, remedies, and hobbies.
With home-made wines for your table, shampoo for your hair, ointments and oils and many simple craft projects from garden harvests to pass the time, there truly is sufficient to keep you enjoying a richer quality of life with herbs… all from your garden.
Lists of main harvests giving the herbs and their uses, accompany most sections. Timely reminders, they direct the reader to recipes in the author’s two previous books, in addition to new recipes presented here.
Enrich the atmosphere in your home with perfumed furniture polish, a carpet sprinkle, moist pot-pourri from another age, rich and beautiful. Discover soft care for washing silks and wools using soapwort.
The pure wool waistcoat made on a simple peg loom and the silk blouse dyed with bramble tips and decorated with leaf prints are examples of creativity. Embroidery silks can also be dyed in shade after shade of the same natural colours.
160 pages (24 in colour)
ISBN 0 9522336 3 0