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Herbal Medicine from Your Garden
A guide to herbs for pots and containers including what they're used for, which plant parts and type of remedy to use.
Growing your herbs in containers makes sense if you don't have anywhere else to put them, to prevent invasive kinds like mint taking over your garden, or just because they look nice. But once you've grown them, what can you use them for? There are many more medicinal plants than the ones used for cooking. Healing Herbs in Pots and Containers gives you information about growing, which parts of each herb to use, what they will treat and what type of remedy to use.
If you're growing a lot of things in pots, whether herbs or otherwise, you will be signing up for regular watering duties. The soil in containers dries out much more quickly than it would in the border, so you may find that your plants suffer from drought, even if you're watering them every day, particularly if you live in a warm part of the world or there's a heat wave.
The best way round this is to install an automatic drip fed watering system. These can be purchased quite cheaply and they will save you so much work you'll wonder why you didn't think of it earlier.