“Growing Your Garden Pharmacy” by Richo Cech


An Herbal Reeds Publication

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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:

California Poppy
Echinacea angustifolia and purpurea
Evening Primrose
Garden Sage
German Chamomile
Temperate Tulsi
Leopard Flower
Pleurisy Root
Saint John’s Wort
Self Heal

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


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  1. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful

    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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  2. One person found this helpful

    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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