The Complete Guide to Companion Planting: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Garden Successful

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Atlantic Publishing Company, Nov 12, 2010 - Gardening - 288 pages
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The idea of companion planting has arisen in the gardening community in recent years as an extremely viable new take on how plants should situated, grown, and cultivated. Matching certain plants together and separating others, as outlined in studies such as the National Sustainable Agriculture Society's report on the subject that shows each crop with at least three companionable crops and as many as four incompatible crops.

Whether you are planting Tomatoes and Onions or Carrots and Corn, the proper pairing of your plants can have a major impact on your eventual harvest and the quality of your vegetables. This book shows you, the avid gardener, everything you need to know to effectively pair your crops in a way that ensures there are no incompatibilities and that you get the most out of every seed. You will learn the basics of crop rotation and how it has been used since the dawn of cultivation almost 12,000 years ago to maintain the integrity of soil and harvests.

You will learn how companion planting is an extension of this basic format and how it works in tandem with natural conditions and plant minerals to create the best produce. You will learn about how to prepare your garden and how to set the right system in place. You will learn, via a chart and a great deal of detail, about each possible combination, the best possible companion plants as well as which plants are largely incompatible. You will learn about how perennials and shrubs coexist and the fundamentals of companion planting care and seasonal care of your plants. From the top tips and methods for this style of gardening to which plants bring good insects and which ones keep pests away, you will learn everything you need to know to plot out and plant your perfect garden.

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User Review  - Glenajo - LibraryThing

Interesting Companion planting promotes the idea that certain plants help other plants grow better. I purchased this book for information about companion planting, but it is much more. It includes the ... Read full review

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User Review  - HeatherMS - LibraryThing

“The Complete Guide to Companion Planting” by Dale Mayer is a book that shows the reader how to get the best out of their garden. As the author states in the introduction, “companion planting is best ... Read full review

Contents

Overview on Companion Planting
9
Insects and Bugs You Want to Attract
71
Insects You Want to Repel
83
Other Creatures in the Garden
89
Ways to Feed Your Garden
99
Garden Maintenance
113
Companion Herbs
129
Description of Vegetables
151
Companion Perennials
189
Wildflowers and Weeds
207
Bulbs Tubers and Rhizomes
215
Shrubs Bushes and Vines
229
Companion Fruits
251
Appendix
265
Author Biography
283
Copyright

Annuals for Your Garden
173

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About the author (2010)

Dale Mayer is a certified technical writer, editor, and researcher with a passion for the written word. For over a decade, she has honored that passion both at work and at home. Besides her very busy freelance business, she is also an avid writer of fiction. At this time, she has completed five novels; her sixth is in progress with an additional five completed screenplays to her credit. She enjoys writing nonfiction as it forces her brain out of the clouds and back to the world in which we all live. Dale finds researching, writing, and organizing all the parts and pieces together into a coherent and easy-to-read package to be just plain fun! She can be contacted through her Web site, www.dalemayer.com.

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