“Growing Your Garden Pharmacy” by Richo Cech

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“If Basil root is held in the arm,
there is no fear of thunders.”

“Growing Your Garden Pharmacy” is pure Richo–the familiar mix of stories, recipes, humor, poetry, level-headed advice, science and mysticism.  Gardeners looking to better understand direct-seeding, starting seedlings indoors and medicinal gardening in pots will find information and inspiration in this publication.  The booklet also includes a discussion of planting without the use of greenhouse, manual watering, potting soil, plastic trays or transplant shock.  How to make Astragalus soup.  How to drug cats with Valerian.  How to make an infused oil of Saint John’s Wort.  Stories, descriptions, harvest, processing, storage and practical uses for the following herbs:

Astragalus
Bergamot
Borage
Calendula
California Poppy
Echinacea angustifolia and purpurea
Evening Primrose
Garden Sage
German Chamomile
Temperate Tulsi
Lavender
Leopard Flower
Pleurisy Root
Saint John’s Wort
Self Heal
Skullcap
Valerian
Yarrow

32 pages, soft cover (pamphlet), illustrated by Nadja Cech

 

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Han

    My final purchase in the Strictly Medicinal writing collection. Highly recommend it!

    Han (verified owner)

    This soft-sided small book/pamphlet gives really detailed information on each of the plants listed in the description. We were choosing between different species of lavender and sage for our medicinal garden, so I am glad I got this book. The four publications complement each other, btw. For those of you who want color photos, these books include black lined masters with details that help you identify the plant more than random color pics, but it is easy to find photos online and hard to find ACCURATE herbal information because the herbal info with the best search rankings are not written by herbal experts, they are written by random bloggers and sites that copy, paste, repeat various bits of information. Get a set of colored pencils and color the plants in this booklet. That will help you remember what they look like more than flicking through photos — how long do you remember that weather forecast you just looked at?

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      Richo Cech

      Hello Han, This made me chuckle actually. I’m (still) working on “The Medicinal Herb Grower Vol 11” and am getting really familiar with what is useful and genuine on the net, and what is a random compilation that cannot be counted on, and i hear the echos… That’s why i try my best in this venue to let people know what my actual experience is–it anchors the subject a little bit, anyhow. Richo

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  2. Breanna

    Informative and fun

    Breanna (verified owner)

    Being new to growing herbs, the stories gave a much needed brake from information overload. They also gave a more intimate understanding to the plants. I especially enjoyed the relation of cats to hobos 😄

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    • Breanna (verified owner)

      I can’t believe how much I learned from such a small package🤯😃

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      Richo Cech

      Hello Breanna, Thank you, this is old “James Harriot” writing of mine that got spiffed up and reissued. The plants that are covered are some of the best in Western herbalism. Richo

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  3. Question

    Han

    Is there much overlap with medicinal herb grower and making plant medicine? I have, and love, both of those books.

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      Richo Cech

      Hello Han, Sorry, at first I thought you were talking about “growing at risk.” “Growing your garden pharmacy” is a pamphlet, not a book. It has stories, poetry and quite a nice rundown on cultivation of the main herbs. It isn’t the same as anything else I’ve written. Richo

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