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Jekka McVicar

Tuesday 12th March

Topping & Company Booksellers of St Andrews, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9HG
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Jekka McVicar on 100 Herbs to Grow

This March Jekka McVicar joins us to coax in springtime with her delectable 100 Herbs to Grow. Those who enjoyed last autumn's event with Amanda Edmiston for The Time Traveller's Herbal will love Jekka's knowledgeable guide to growing a variety of useful herbs.

100 Herbs to Grow includes the most productive herbs - ones that are easy to grow, taste delicious and have medicinal properties.

This is a comprehensive gardening guide, so Jekka 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. And because she grows over 500 different herbs, she knows which species and varieties are the best of each herb (including ones that she has personally cultivated and bear her name!). In the forty years she has been growing, she has witnessed the change of climate and pests and diseases that affect herbs so she has created an up-to-date and authoritative herb handbook.

Jekka also offers historical knowledge and anecdotes as well as culinary and medicinal uses so you can reap the rewards of your successfully grown herbs.

'No one has done more to both educate and enthuse the nation in the appreciation and use of herbs as part of both our gardens and kitchens...This book summarises a lifetime of expertise in one beautiful volume.' ~ Monty Don

Jekka McVicar is an organic grower of herbs and horticultural author, designer, consultant, judge and moderator. She is the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Vice President and Ambassador for Health & Wellbeing, has the Victoria Medal of Honour and has won 62 RHS gold medals. She was awarded the Garden Media Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. Her previous books include Jekka's Complete Herb Book and A Pocketful of Herbs.