Kitchen gardeners, cooks who love herbs, and people interested in organic methods for growing herbs will all welcome this entirely redesigned, revised and updated edition of Jekka McVicar's all-time classic gardening bestseller, expanded with information on many new herbs and reformatted for a fresh, modern look. Crowned the "queen of herbs" by Jamie Oliver, McVicar includes here all the classics as well as 40 herbs that are new to the West. Her spread-by-spread reference work brings together all aspects of each herb: history, cultivation, propagation and harvesting, and cosmetic, medicinal and culinary uses. Chapters on propagation, harvesting and making herb oils are complemented with ideas for 10 different designs for herb gardens and a unique yearly calendar. Accurate colour photography makes identification simple and renders the book a glorious companion--the only book on the subject the reader will ever need. Probably the most authoritative book on herbs ever written, Jekka's Complete Herb Book has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide in 12 languages.