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Herbs — these humble plants possess the power of rendering even unpalatable and insipid dishes piquant and appetizing, and this, too, at a surprisingly low cost. Indeed, most of them may be grown in an out-of-the-way corner of the garden, or if no garden be available, in a box of soil upon a sunny windowsill. To learn to value herbs at their true worth one should grow them.
You will learn about many herbs, such as Sage (Salvia officinalis, Linn.), a perennial member of the Labiatæ, found naturally on dry, calcareous hills in southern Europe, and northern Africa. In ancient times, it was one of the most highly esteemed of all plants because of its reputed health-insuring properties. An old adage reads, “How can a man die in whose garden sage is growing?” Its very names betoken the high regard in which it was held; salvia is derived from salvus, to be safe, or salveo, to be in good health or to heal; (hence also salvation!) and officinalis stamps its authority or indicates its recognized official standing. The name sage, meaning wisdom, appears to have had a different origin, but as the plant was reputed to strengthen the memory, there seems to be ground for believing that those who ate the plant would be wise.
In this illustrated ebook, you will learn about the history of herbs, herbs defined, notable instance of uses, methods of curing, drying and storing, transplanting, implements, the location of your herb garden, the soil and its preparation, cultivation, herb relationships, and much more.
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