A practical and beautiful guide to companion planting for organic gardening success
Companion planting techniques have been used for centuries to facilitate better, more nutritious, and more abundant crops. With Companion Planting, you’ll have all the information you need in clear, concise terms and with charts and garden plans you can copy or modify to suit your family’s needs.
Starting with the basics of organic gardening, such as how to prepare quality soil and the importance of cover crops and organic fertilizer, author Allison Greer explains the principles of companion planting, how plants interact, and how you can use that information to your garden’s benefit. Fun companion planting facts include:
Beets will grow better if surrounded by mint or garlic
Tomatoes should not be planted near cabbage
Flax helps protect some root vegetables from pests
Tomatoes will thrive when planted near carrots
Your celery will be happier if it’s far away from corn
Broccoli and dill make a terrific garden pair
And much, much more!
Companion Planting is a treasure for gardeners with busy lives who want an easy reference guide for planning their ideal kitchen garden.
Allison and Tim Greer are avid organic gardeners and grow as much of their food as possible. Allison is the author of Homesprout, a blog dedicated to documenting her efforts in creating a “homemade” life, and a social studies teacher. Tim is a photographer, who also enjoys gardening and cooking. Their homestead is in Schuylerville, New York.
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