Table of Contents for Herb gardening for The Midwest


WHAT IS A HERB? 4
TYPES OF HERBS 5
Perennials
5
Annuals
5
Trees and Shrubs
6
Vines and Other Herbs
6
HERB GARDEN DESIGN 7
Factors to Consider
7
Growing Herbs Indoors
8
Growing Herbs Outdoors
9
Ornamental Versus Practical
9
Cold Hardiness Zones and Microclimates
10
THE BASICS 11
Sun or Shade
11
Soil
13
Exposure
14
PREPARING THE GARDEN 15
Compost
16
PLANTING HERBS 17
Plant Selection
17
Planting Herbs into Containers
20
Growing Perennials as Annuals
21
CARING FOR YOUR HERBS 22
Weeding
22
Mulching
22
Deadheading
23
Pruning
24
Staking
24
Watering
25
Fertilizing
25
PROPAGATION 26
Seeds
26
Cuttings
28
Division
32
PESTS AND DISEASES 34
Prevention and Control
34
WHAT NOW? 36
The Harvest
36
Processing and Preservation
39
Herb-infused Oils and Vinegars
41
Preserving Herbs in Sugar
43
Herbal Honey
43
Herbed Butter
43
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR HERBS 44
The Language of Herbs
45
Recipes and Craft Suggestions
45
ABOUT THIS GUIDE 50
THE HERBS 52
GLOSSARY 248
INDEX 250
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY 256
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 256