The Medicinal Herb Grower, Volume 1, Second Edition, 2005, Richo Cech, NEW
ISBN 10: 097003122X/ ISBN 13: 9780970031228. Brand New book from the publisher.
This book covers principles and practices of natural gardening techniques for growing medicinal herbs organically. Using personal experiences and stories that are at once amusing and instructive, Richo covers principles such as observation in nature, windows of opportunity, creating plant habitat, benefits of diversity, rules of green thumb, soil, seeds, water, sun, trees, humans, and the forest community.
The second half of the book covers background (going all the way back to the Neolithic), growth cycles of plants, preparing the ground, the greenhouse and the shade house, compost, potting soils (extensive), planting seeds (also extensive), making cuttings, and caring for plants.
And... Addendum 1 covers production, processing, and the curing of medicinal herb seed. Addendum 2 covers harvesting and processing medicinal herbs. The book is detailed and informative, yet engaging and entertaining.