Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener Tips, Advice, and Garden Plans for a Healthy Organic Garden By Allison Greer
 
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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 it’s far away from corn, but broccoli and dill make a terrific garden pair. It’s a lot to think about, but there’s no reason to feel overwhelmed. With Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener, you’ll have all the information you need in clear, concise terms and with charts and garden plans you can copy or modify to suit your family’s 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 garden’s 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.
TitleCompanion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener
SubtitleTips, Advice, and Garden Plans for a Healthy Organic Garden
AuthorBy Allison Greer
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published15 July 2014
FormatPaperback
ISBN-139781629141718
Pages240
Dimensions7.00 x 10.00in.
Illustrations100 color photos.

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.

ISBNs: 9781629141718 978-1-62914-171-8 Title: companion planting for the kitchen gardener category:GAR ISBNs: 9781629142593 978-1-62914-259-3 Title: companion planting for the kitchen gardener category:GAR 
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