Unlock the sustainable and ethical art of the apothecarist, and explore its rich folklore and history. Discover the hidden delights in your own garden and how to use them to make herbal cures and beauty products. With photographs to help you identify edible plants, this is the essential guide to enjoying the home-grown riches of your garden.
More and more people are choosing to garden organically, but struggle to manage their gardens without resorting to dangerous chemicals. Chemical weed killers can be incredibly harmful to the wildlife in your garden, not to mention any fruit and vegetables you might have growing.
Helps readers identify what plants need to survive and how these fundamental scientific facts are at the heart of good plant care. This title includes a chapter on seeds and germination. It also looks at biodiversity, ecology, genetic engineering, and nomenclature. It is suitable for enthusiastic beginners or the master gardeners.