Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

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Storey Pub., 1998 - Gardening - 219 pages
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First published in 1975, this classic companion planting guide has taught a generation of gardeners how to use plants' natural partnerships to produce bigger and better harvests. Louise Riotte (1909-1998) was one of North America's most beloved gardeners. Her warm, witty writings on companion planting and gardening lore are American folk wisdom at its finest. Riotte wrote 12 books in her lifetime, including Roses Love Garlic, Astrological Gardening, and Sleeping with a Sunflower.

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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. -

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



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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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