The Complete Herb Book

The Complete Herb Book

Describes the history, characteristics, and uses of the most poplar herbs, offers advice on growing herbs, and shares information on herbal remedies, recipes, and other uses.

A Pocketful of Herbs

An A-Z

A Pocketful of Herbs

From rosemary to wild garlic, and hyssop to sea kale, our food would be poorer without the herbs we grow. Jekka McVicar is the expert on herbs and how to get the best from them, and this new pocket book is the go-to guide for chefs and gardeners across the country. In a compact and handy A-Z format, this guide will ensure you get the best out of your herb garden, providing details such as when and where to plant, how hardy each plant is, how to nurture and care for your herbs and what each herb is best used for in the kitchen. Jekka's own photography of the herbs complements the text, providing a quick and colourful reference.

The Complete Book of Herbs in Australia

The definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking

The Complete Book of Herbs in Australia

Jekka McVicar is passionate about herbs and this passion permeates her authoritative and immensely practical book. Here she covers over 150 herbs – from the most common such as mint and basil to the more exotic, such as turmeric and lemon grass. For each herb she outlines various species, its history, cultivation, propagation and harvesting and then looks at cosmetic, medicinal and culinary uses, with over 250 recipes. Having grown herbs for over 30 years, Jekka knows the most common pitfalls to avoid. She offers plans for planting herb gardens, be it for aromatherapy or cooking, and guidance on propagation, harvesting, herbs in containers, pests and diseases as well as a yearly calendar. This definitive sourcebook is the herb gardener’s essential companion.

Complete Herb Book

Complete Herb Book


Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit in Australia

Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit in Australia

Encyclopedic in scope, The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit in Australia is the definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking your own fresh produce at home. Featuring over 100 different herbs, 70 vegetables and 100 fruits, this magnificent guide will help, encourage and inspire novices and experienced gardeners alike. The coverage is phenomenal - from growing tomatoes throughout the year, to the great variety of potatoes you can grow in your own backyard, and ther herbs that can be grown in even the smallest of spaces. Written with Australian consultants for Australian conditions with lavish illustrations and information that is easy to read and find, every gardener can discover the origins of plants, how they were named, their medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses, and most importantly, how to cultivate the right plant to ensure a bumper crop. This is a real must-have for every gardener or cook.

Natural Home Remedies

Safe, Effective and Traditional Treatments for Common Ailments

Natural Home Remedies

Describing common symptoms and outlining their underlying disorders, an illustrated guide to safe alternative remedies draws on the treatments of aromatherapy, herbalism, homeopathy, and naturopathy.

Natural Home Doctor

Natural Home Doctor


The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit

The Definitive Sourcebook for Growing, Harvesting and Cooking

The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit

The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit is a comprehensive guide to selecting, cultivating, harvesting and cooking your own fresh produce at home. The coverage is phenomenal - from the care of asparagus through the seasons to the huge number of apples that can be grown in even the smallest spaces. The book combines lavish illustration with an accessible layout and details the cultivation, companion planting, pests and diseases and culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses for each variety. It is a real must-have for every gardener or cook.