Gardening Resources

The snow around my house is almost up to my window sills! This weekend's predicted snow will likely creep up over the sills. Many "beautiful" icicles hanging off roofs all over town - I heard it is the worse year that ice dam removal companies have seen in many years. Time to dream about planting seeds and beautifully blooming flowers and butterflies and fireflies and...

Here are some resources that I use often in my research about growing medicinal herbs. I have also added a list of plants that I grow or have grown in my gardens here in Northfield in the Forum area, as well as details about my favorite medicinal plants to grow.

Useful Websites and Seed Sources  (formerly Horizon Herbs)

Useful Books:

(many of these books are available from the library)

The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer:  The Ultimate Guide to Producing High-Quality Herbs on a Market Scale, by Jeff Carpenter

The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm:  A Cultivator’s Guide to Small-Scale organic Herb Production, by Peg Schafer     

Planting the Future:  Saving Our Medicinal Herbs, by Rosemary Gladstar and Pamela Hirsch

Backyard Pharmacy, by Elizabeth Millard

Grow it, Heal It:  Natural and Effective Herbal Remedies from Your Garden or Windowsill, by Christopher Hobbs and Leslie Gardner

Homegrown Herbs:  A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More Than 100 Herbs, by Tammi Hartung

Power Plants:  Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow, by Frankie Flowers and Bruce Wylde

Handbook of Wildflower Cultivation, by Kathryn Taylor and Stephen Hamblin

Eastern / Central Medicinal Plants and Herbs, by Steven Foster and James Duke

Medicinal Herbs:  A Beginner’s Guide, by Rosemary Gladstar

Edible Spots and Pots:  Small Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More, by Stacey Hirvela