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Jekka McVicar

Wednesday 13th March

Topping & Company Booksellers of Edinburgh, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh EH7 5JH
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An evening with the Queen of Herbs, Jekka McVicar as she discusses her new and comprehensive guide to the best culinary and medicinal herbs.

100 Herbs to Grow

Jekka McVicar details how to grow in the garden, in containers, and from seed, as well as guiding you through propagation, division, cuttings, harvesting and yearly maintenance in her newest book, 100 Herbs to Grow.

She includes the most productive herbs – ones that are easy to grow, taste delicious and have medicinal properties. These are the herbs that have most inspired her in the kitchen and in the garden. The aim of this book is to give you the confidence to grow and use herbs, helping you transform a meal into a feast and your garden into a haven for bees, butterflies, and other wildlife.

In the forty years she has been growing, Jekka has witnessed the change of climate, pests, and diseases that affect herbs. 100 Herbs to Grow is an up-to-date and authoritative herb handbook that offers historical knowledge and anecdotes as well as culinary and medicinal uses so you can reap the rewards of your
successfully grown herbs.

About Jekka McVicar

Jekka McVicar has worked with herbs since 1985 for which she is internationally recognised; being awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour in Horticulture by the Royal Horticultural Society and the Gardeners Media Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. Keen to share her knowledge and passion for herbs, Jekka has been awarded 62 RHS Gold Medals, appears frequently on national radio and advises governments, chefs, and members of the public on the use of herbs. At Jekka’s Herb Farm in South Gloucestershire she displays her collection of over 400 culinary and medicinal herbs in Jekka’s Herbetum and Jekka’s Herb Garden.