Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening
Author: Louise Riotte
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Plant parsley and asparagus together and you’ll have more of each, but keep broccoli and tomato plants far apart if you want them to thrive. Utilize the natural properties of plants to nourish the soil, repel pests, and secure a greater harvest. With plenty of insightful advice and suggestions for planting schemes, Louise Riotte will inspire you to turn your garden into a naturally nurturing ecosystem.
Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Garden Successful
Author: Dale Mayer
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
The idea of companion planting has gained popularity in the gardening community as a viable take on how gardeners should grow and cultivate their plants. Pairing certain plants together and making sure others are separated can create beneficial relationships for all your plants. Whether you are planting tomatoes and onions or carrots and corn, properly pairing plants can have a major impact on your harvest and the quality of your vegetables. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Garden Successful shows you everything you need to know to effectively pair your crops to ensure you get the most out of every seed. You will learn the basics of crop rotation and how the Iroquois first used companion planting to improve their harvests. You will learn how to work with natural conditions in your garden and which pairings will give you the best produce and the most vibrant flowers. You will learn about how to prepare your garden and how to create an easy-to-follow gardening schedule. This book teaches you the best — and worst — companions for annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, and vines. We’ve interviewed several gardeners who use companion planting and have seen the difference it makes compared to standard gardening practices. This book offers you top tips and methods for this style of gardening, as well as information about which plants bring beneficial insects and which ones keep pests away. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting will give you everything you need to know to plot out and plant your perfect garden.
In an age of increasing hostility towards chemical control of the food we eat, Companion Planting is the ideal guide to working with nature, to produce healthy and bountiful crops. There is something fascinating about companion planting -it is immensely elljoyable to be able to outwit one's enemies with simple, tried-andtested methods. More and more gardeners are recognising the good sense of working with nature instead of trying to club it into submission. Entertaining and often anecdotal, the snippets of wisdom in this book are arranged alphabetically, allowing the reader to easily search for a particular plant or garden pest. In many cases the author offers a method for encouraging a healthy crop or discouraging a nuisance to the gardener. Her summary of good and bad garden companions is a useful qUick reference tool for gardeners planting beds or containers of vegetables and herbs.
Organic Tips and Tricks for Healthier, Happier Plants
Author: Allison Greer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
Tips, Advice, and Garden Plans for a Healthy Organic Garden
Author: Allison Greer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Companion planting techniques have been used for centuries to facilitate better, more nutritious, and more abundant crops. Did you know that beets will grow better if surrounded by mint or garlic, but tomatoes should not be planted near cabbage? Flax helps protect some root vegetables from pests, and tomatoes will thrive when planted near carrots (though the carrots may wind up stunted). Your celery will be happier if it’s far away from corn, but broccoli and dill make a terrific garden pair. It’s a lot to think about, but there’s no reason to feel overwhelmed. With Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener, 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, authors Allison and Tim Greer explain the principles of companion planting, how plants interact, and how you can use that information to your garden’s benefit. There is an entire chapter devoted to each of the fifteen most popular vegetables, with charts, diagrams, and descriptions of each—a treasure for gardeners with busy lives who want an easy reference guide for planning their ideal kitchen garden. Full of gorgeous, full-color photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams, this is a beautiful, useful guide for the home organic gardener.
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Transform a messy, tangled garden into a lush, productive retreat with this simple yet thorough handbook. The basics of companion gardening can be easily integrated into one’s gardening style using the nurturing power of Mother Nature and taking fundamental principles into account. Not merely a seasonal occupation or hobby, companion planting is a natural way to restore balance to outdoor spaces. By planting certain plants in close proximity, each helps the others. Easily implemented techniques such as increasing the essential oils and nutrients in plants, conditioning the soil, and attracting helpful insects are discussed, as well as ways to reduce pests and diseases without the use of toxic pesticides.