Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

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Storey Publishing, Jan 2, 1998 - Gardening - 224 pages
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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.

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User Review  - ladybug74 - LibraryThing

This book is useful if you are interested in planting a variety of items in your garden. It tells which plants benefit each other if you plant them beside each other and explains the benefits. It also ... Read full review

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User Review  - Loptsson - LibraryThing

Loved it. Opened the book and before I knew it my pen was in hand marking it up, lots to remember. It does become repetitive in places with items being reused in their companion entries but it is ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Beloved author and life-long gardener Louise Riotte passed away in 1998 at the age of 89. During her life, she wrote twelve books on gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes. Her father taught her how to practice astrology, while her mother was an herbalist. Together they greatly influenced her life and her books, including Roses Love Garlic, Astrological Gardening, Sleeping with a Sunflower, Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads, and Raising Animals by the Moon. Riotte was an artist as well as a writer, and her own drawings appear in all of her books. She took great pride in her garden near her home in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

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