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Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener: Tips, Advice, and Garden Plans for a Healthy Organic Garden

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Companion planting techniques have been used for centuries to facilitate better, more nutritious, and more abundant crops. Did you know that beets will grow better if surrounded by mint or garlic, but tomatoes should not be planted near cabbage? Flax helps protect some root vegetables from pests, and tomatoes will thrive when planted near carrots (though the carrots may wind up stunted). Your celery will be happier if its far away from corn, but broccoli and dill make a terrific garden pair. Its a lot to think about, but theres no reason to feel overwhelmed. With Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener, youll have all the information you need in clear, concise terms and with charts and garden plans you can copy or modify to suit your familys needs.

Starting with the basics of organic gardening, such as how to prepare quality soil and the importance of cover crops and organic fertilizer, authors Allison and Tim Greer explain the principles of companion planting, how plants interact, and how you can use that information to your gardens benefit. There is an entire chapter devoted to each of the fifteen most popular vegetables, with charts, diagrams, and descriptions of each—a treasure for gardeners with busy lives who want an easy reference guide for planning their ideal kitchen garden. Full of gorgeous, full-color photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams, this is a beautiful, useful guide for the home organic gardener.

About the Author

Allison and Tim Greer are avid organic gardeners and grow as much of their food as possible. Allison is the author of Homesprout, a blog dedicated to documenting her efforts in creating a “homemade” life, and a social studies teacher. Tim is a photographer, who also enjoys gardening and cooking.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781629141718
Author:
Greer, Allison
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Gardening-Organic Gardening
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color photos
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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