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Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

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    Not your last stop!

    This book was good don't let me get off on the wrong foot.
    What I had expected was not what I got.
    I had expected a more indepth understanding about companion planting and some of the pros and cons involved in raised bed gardening.
    What I got was a personal narrative of plants and gardening techniques used by the author.
    Well written in its own right, but not very user friendly or detailed.
    I would have enjoyed it more if it had more detail into each pairing and or grouping of the vegetable.
    My brutal honesty is, there is nothing in this book that I could not already find on the internet.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Time will tell

    The book is hardly a fascinating read. It reads more like a laundry list of what grows well with what (or not). It's also repetitive.

    I bought it in electronic form for my Nook, and I am happy I did that. I will be able to search electronically for specific fruits and vegetables at garden-planning time to review the book's recommendations as I plan my garden for next year. Otherwise, I'd have to take copious notes to make much use of this book.

    How useful it is, time will tell. I am not sure how the author has determined what plants grow best with what. The research behind the claims isn't clear. I suspect much of it may be the author's own experience? She states several times that plants of the onion and garlic family do not grow well with peas or beans, for example, but I've grown peas and garlic together quite successfully. In another section it says garlic grows well with hairy vetch despite the fact that hairy vetch is a member of the pea family.

    So I'll try some of her ideas for myself and decide then if the book was worth the money. Until then, I don't really know.

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  • Posted March 29, 2012

    I refer to this book often and have learned a great deal about c

    I refer to this book often and have learned a great deal about companion gardening. Though I do disagree with her about planting broccoli and tomatoes together. She says not to. However, I have had great results doing so - neither the tomatoes nor the broccoli get those ugly green worms when I plant them together.

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