Wonderful to grow not just for culinary purposes, but also for home remedies and simply for fragrance, growing your own herbs is certainly a rewarding pastime. This compact reference describes all the main types of herb, along with useful information about the different varieties, their history, cultivation requirements and cooking uses. There is key advice on planting outdoors, indoors, growing in containers from seed, harvesting and storing. Sections on pests and diseases and how to care for each type of herb are also provided. Novices and experts alike should glean useful information from this book.