According to Flowerdew, the key to successful organic gardening is working with nature, rather than against it, to get your plants to thrive. This practice is called companion planting, and it is explained in this volume with a style that is both no-nonsense and reader-friendly. Topics range from plants that compete for nutrients to plants that enrich their soil for future crops. Gardeners of all levels will learn from Companion Planting and their gardens will benefit from happy and healthy plants.
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.
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.
Companion planting is the strategic placement of plants in close proximity so that the plants can help one another out. It allows you to maximize the use of space while taking advantage of the natural abilities of each plant. This guide to companion gardening covers the following topics: What companion planting is and how it can benefit you. How good companion plants are discovered. Organic gardening and companion planting. Companion planting strategies. Allelopathy: The chemical abilities of plants. Beneficial insects in the garden and how to draw them in. How to repel pest insects. Planning your garden using companion planting. Companion planting information on more than 70 fruits, vegetables and herbs, including good and bad neighbors. This book provides a strong basis for those looking to learn companion planting and is guaranteed to be a reference guide you turn to time and time again when looking for companion plants to grow in your garden. Buy this book now and get started growing a bigger and better garden through companion gardening.
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.
Using Easy Companion Planting Techniques to Get More from Your Small Space
Author: Gaia Rodale
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
“Companion Container Gardening: Using Easy Companion Planting Techniques to Get More from Your Small Space” Not everyone with a green thumb has the luxury of a plot of land or even a big backyard to grow the garden of their dreams. This guide will tell you everything you need to know in order to get fit the most garden in the smallest space, no matter how much room you have. One of the challenges of living in a small space is that you have to maximize every inch of space that you have available. For those whose gardening space suffers from the same problem, companion planting is the answer. This guide will show you how growing multiple plants in the same container can increase the variety and often the yield of your gardening endeavor. By starting with an overview of each of the three types of gardening used to make the most of a small space, this guide provides a solid foundation for those new to the world of organic gardening. In addition to this information on organic gardening tenets, container gardening principles, and the benefits of adopting a companion planting strategy, readers will also learn: • How to pick the right containers • What kind of soil to select • The impact of environmental factors like light and wind • How to pick the right plants • Which plants work well when planted together • Which plants should not be planted together • How to get the plants you need • Tips for planting and basic plant care Container gardening makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to grow their own vegetables, herbs, and even fruit. If you have a green thumb and are itching to get your hands in the dirt, with this guide, there is no excuse not to give yourself the pleasure of planting things and watching them grow.