Louise Riotte (Author-Illustrator) NEW in None as Issued jacket. BRAND NEW COPY w/a whisper of edge wear. Monograph. Intercropping. Guide to doubling the bounty of vegetables and fruits by companion gardening---such as carrots & tomatoes, beets & onions, or corn with pumpkins. Of course, also information on what plants ought not be planted close, and those that repel/lure agressive insects. Text, in dictionary format, in conveniet alphabetical order.
I purchased this book because a favorite magazine gave it such great review. I was not impressed at first but after reading it more I decided it was useful. It is a fun read--the author has lots of interesting tidbits and she is very knowledgeable about her topic. The reason I only gave 4 out of 5 stars-the author will mention something and then drop it without telling more about what she mentioned; a bit frustrating. Still, the book is a good guide for companion planting.
Jun 11, 2009
Wow! I'm getting more garden in my garden
If you have gardened all your life or are a neophyte, this book will open your eyes to how to get more garden in your garden. If you know which plants will actually help each other, you can cram more plants in your available space and you will have a happy garden and a more productive one.
This great book has so much more than this, though! It tells you which wild plants will help you and which ones will harm you.
There is a chapter on growing your herb garden.
There is even a chapter on which plants to grow to put more zip in your love life.
Take a look at this great book and you won't want to put it down to go work in your garden!
May 21, 2009
I recall my grandmother telling me that certain veggies shouldn't be planted next to each other because they retard the growth of the plant next to it, but through the years, I'd forgotten much of what she taught. Companion planting is almost a lost art, I think, but one which our pioneer ancestors knew well. I have a tiny (condo) garden plot so anything that helps me maximize my yield is greatly appreciated.
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