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You Love To Drink Tea. Why Not Grow Your Own? If you've ever considered raising your own tea, this comprehensive guide is the place to start. Growing Your Own Tea Garden is packed with inspiration and practical instructions for cultivating and enjoying delicious teas. Author Jodi Helmer helps you plan and plant a productive backyard tea garden, with sample garden designs and cultivation advice. She shows you how to choose the right crops for your soil and climate, starting with the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) and going on through a comprehensive survey of tisanes, or herbal teas. Discover how to grow the full range of herbal infusions that make wonderful teas, from flowering chamomile and lavender to chicory roots, rose hips, lemon verbena, peppermint, aromatic bergamot and more.

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Jodi Helmer

Jodi Helmer writes about food, farming and the environment. Her articles have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, NPR, Smithsonian.com, Modern Farmer, Sierra, FFA New Horizons, Farm Life, Farming and Hobby Farms among others; she is also the author of six books, including the latest releases, Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures that Feed Us (Island Press 2019) and Growing Your Own Tea Garden: The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard (CompanionHouse Books, 2019) . When Jodi isn't writing, she raises chickens, goats, bees and one very spoiled donkey on a small homestead in rural North Carolina. Learn more about her work at www.jodihelmer.com.

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