Discover the wonderful diversity of herbs in this comprehensive guide for the organic grower. The amazing range of colours, size, textures and perfumes make growing herbs an infinitely rewarding experience. Perfect for the organic gardener, herbs attract beneficial insects and wildlife and are often tough and resilient to pests and disease. Practical advice on planning a herb garden, propagating, planting, harvesting, drying and storing is included along with a handy calendar of jobs. The A-Z directory of herbs will inspire planting ideas and give background information of known culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses for each herb.
Graham Clarke has been a gardening writer and journalist for more than 25 years. He has written a dozen books and countless articles for most of the major UK gardening magazines. At various times he was editor of Amateur Gardening (the UK's leading weekly magazine for amateurs) and Horticulture Week (the UK's leading weekly magazine for professionals), and is now a freelance garden writer and consultant. He lives in Dorset, on England's south coast.