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With home-grown herbs come the promise of flavor, scent, healing, and beauty. Open your garden to the beauty of herbs and the rewards will be manifold. Herb-growers and those who have always wanted to try it will find a wealth of encouragement and sound advice in this well-illustrated book.
This great book covers growing practices of over 200 strains of garlic
Whether you're selling a small line of herbal products out of your home, marketing fresh herbs at a farmer's market or opening a full store-front operation this book has the information you need to survive and thrive.
Features how to site your herb garden, design formal and informal herb gardens, plant and care for more than 75 herbs, control diseases and pests safely, and harvest and preserve herbs for cooking and crafts.
Featuring a thorough discussion on the propagation, planting, cultivation, harvest, processing, and drying of 75 specific herbs now used in the medicinal herb market, this complete book also includes information on average market prices and herbal safety and product standardization. 35 line drawings.
Among the wild plants of North America are many which have long been used in medicinal, cosmetic, food, and floral industries. Some of them are used in sufficient quantities to make them commercially important. Dividing North America into five regions: Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, and the Northwest this book describes these and other forest products. Each region contains a description of ten common crops now harvested, with detail and a special appendix on marketing.
This book by Richard Alan Miller takes herb production out of the backyard and plants it firmly in the realm of a commercially viable enterprise. Learn how to understand your soil, fundamentals of specialized farm machinery, formulating an herb business plan, techniques for planting, dehydrating, storage and processing large quantities of herbs, direct-to-consumer and wholesale marketing, etc