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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This classic has now taught generations of gardeners how to use the natural benefits of plants to protect and support each other. Here is a reader's complete reference to which plants nourish the soil, which keep away bugs and pests, and which plants just don't get along. Here is a complete guide to using companion planting to grow a better garden. 555,000 copies in print.
 

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Helpful reference for planning the community garden. - Goodreads
A reference guide...mostly anecdotal evidence. - Goodreads
Great tips for companion plantings in gardens. - Goodreads
I gained so much insight from reading this book. - Walmart
... readability and to-the-pointness, not so much. - Goodreads
It will be a great reference volume to have on hand. - Goodreads

Great Companion Advise

User Review  - Leroy M. - Overstock.com

This book will explain what to grow or not grow together. It works and has kept me from having to use so much pesticide and has helped with my bumper crops. Well worth having for planting advise. Read full review

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User Review  - Sébastien - Goodreads

So now plants have feelings?! Gossip aside, this author, slightly elderly and frail looking in her photo on the back cover, is witty according to the editor's note. Given that Mrs Riotte delves into ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Vegetables
5
Herbs
28
Wild Plants
49
Grasses Grains and Field Crops
81
First Steps for Home Fruit Growing
93
Nuts
105
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
109
Soil Improvement
133
Pest Control
145
Poisonous Plants
169
Garden Plans
180
Sources
207
Suggested Reading
208
Index
209
Copyright

Garden Techniques
121

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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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