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Originally published in 1975, this comprehensive and user-friendly guide to companion planting has since become a classic... and with good reason.  In Carrots Love Tomatoes, lifelong gardener and prolific author Louise Riotte reveals how plant relationships — be they mutually beneficial, one-sided, or downright dysfunctional — can have a tremendous impact on your garden's outcome.  A valuable reference for anyone looking to maximize their harvest by organic means.  I usually pull this off the shelf in winter when I'm plotting next year's veggie garden, and then revisit it during the spring when I realize I've amassed more starts than I'd planned for (read: Portland Nursery impulse buys) and need to revise my map.
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Publisher Comments:

First published in 1975, this much-loved classic has taught generations of gardeners how to use plants to protect and support each other to produce bigger and better harvests. Here is a reader's complete reference to the magic and mystery of companion planting — which plants nourish the soil, which best keep away bugs and pests, and which plant pairs just don't get along. With easy-to-access information in alphabetical sections, this is a reference that readers will turn to again and again as they learn to use companion planting to grow the best, most trouble-free garden they've ever imagined. The powerful secrets of companion planting make it easy, and Riotte's easy-going style makes it fun. A Selection of the Rodale Book Club.

Review:

"Carrots Love Tomatoes, by Louise Riotte...a guide to companion planting that has become legendary in gardening circles ever since the first edition was printed in 1975" Spokesman-Review

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"If you want to know whether it is kosher to plant onions between cabbage plants, this is the place to look." Oklahoma Today

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"[I]nformative, illustrated, and practical guide." Baltimore Evening Sun

Review:

"[C]ontains hundreds of interesting facts which are entertaining and at the same time educational." Cleveland Press

Synopsis:

"If you want to know whether it is kosher to plant onions between cabbage plants, this is the place to look."

— Oklahoma Today

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.

Over 500,000 in Print!

More Praise for Carrots Love Tomatoes:

"...informative, illustrated, and practical guide."

— Baltimore Evening Sun

"...contains hundreds of interesting facts which are entertaining and at the same time educational."

— Cleveland Press

Synopsis:

Sprinkled with her trademark quotations, anecdotes and detailed line drawings, Louise Riotte lists hundreds of plants and their ideal (and not so ideal) companions. Readers can easily locate the plants they intend to grow and design a garden for maximum compatibility and yield. Illustrations throughout. 224 pp.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Vegetables

Herbs

Wild Plants

Grasses, Grains, and Field Crops

First Steps for Home Fruit Growing

Nuts

Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

Garden Techniques

Soil Improvement

Pest Control

Poisonous Plants

Garden Plans

Sources

Suggested Reading

Index

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Boston Rogernet, June 3, 2012 (view all comments by Boston Rogernet)
Have been spending a lot of time in my garden these days. Good primer book for Carrots and Tomatoes.
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azmilligan, April 24, 2008 (view all comments by azmilligan)
I have used this book since I started gardening in 2004. I refer to it almost daily during the summer and it is one of the books that I go to as I plan out my garden each spring. I highly recommend this book to those that are interested in companion plant gardening and detailed information on plants, trees, and flowers. It is a must have in my library!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580170277
Author:
Riotte, Louise
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Plants, useful
Subject:
Plants, Useful -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Gardening -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
GARDENING / Vegetables
Subject:
GARDENING / Herbs
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.56 in 0.81 lb

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Product details 224 pages Storey Publishing - English 9781580170277 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Originally published in 1975, this comprehensive and user-friendly guide to companion planting has since become a classic... and with good reason.  In Carrots Love Tomatoes, lifelong gardener and prolific author Louise Riotte reveals how plant relationships — be they mutually beneficial, one-sided, or downright dysfunctional — can have a tremendous impact on your garden's outcome.  A valuable reference for anyone looking to maximize their harvest by organic means.  I usually pull this off the shelf in winter when I'm plotting next year's veggie garden, and then revisit it during the spring when I realize I've amassed more starts than I'd planned for (read: Portland Nursery impulse buys) and need to revise my map.

"Review" by , "Carrots Love Tomatoes, by Louise Riotte...a guide to companion planting that has become legendary in gardening circles ever since the first edition was printed in 1975"
"Review" by , "If you want to know whether it is kosher to plant onions between cabbage plants, this is the place to look."
"Review" by , "[I]nformative, illustrated, and practical guide."
"Review" by , "[C]ontains hundreds of interesting facts which are entertaining and at the same time educational."
"Synopsis" by ,
"If you want to know whether it is kosher to plant onions between cabbage plants, this is the place to look."

— Oklahoma Today

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.

Over 500,000 in Print!

More Praise for Carrots Love Tomatoes:

"...informative, illustrated, and practical guide."

— Baltimore Evening Sun

"...contains hundreds of interesting facts which are entertaining and at the same time educational."

— Cleveland Press

"Synopsis" by , Sprinkled with her trademark quotations, anecdotes and detailed line drawings, Louise Riotte lists hundreds of plants and their ideal (and not so ideal) companions. Readers can easily locate the plants they intend to grow and design a garden for maximum compatibility and yield. Illustrations throughout. 224 pp.
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