Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

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by Louise Riotte
     
 

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Plant parsley and asparagus together and you’ll have more of each, but keep broccoli and tomato plants far apart if you want them to thrive. This classic companion-gardening guide outlines the keys to creating a harmoniously varied and bountiful garden. Utilize the natural properties of plants to nourish the soil, repel pests, and secure a greater harvest. With

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Plant parsley and asparagus together and you’ll have more of each, but keep broccoli and tomato plants far apart if you want them to thrive. This classic companion-gardening guide outlines the keys to creating a harmoniously varied and bountiful garden. Utilize the natural properties of plants to nourish the soil, repel pests, and secure a greater harvest. With plenty of insightful advice and suggestions for planting schemes, Louise Riotte will inspire you to turn your garden into a naturally nurturing ecosystem.  

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From the Publisher
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603423960
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/02/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
164,870
File size:
6 MB

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From the Publisher
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

Meet 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.

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Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
1stimeGardener More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
WordsofTruth More than 1 year ago
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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catbear More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I am a beginning gardener and found the information very helpful. Now if only I could keep the deer and rabbits and raccoons out of my garden.
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imccallusa More than 1 year ago
I had wanted to read this book for years, just because of the title alone. It is light, refreshing, and quite informative. My only disappointment was the list of herb companionship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite garden book. I believe my vegetable garden was very successful last summer, due to this book. So many companion garden tips. Example cucumber and beans benefiteach other . However neither like growing near sunflowers.. Very informative. Great book
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This is a fun read, that I find myself going back to. I highly recommend this book.
JoyousOneJO More than 1 year ago
This book is quite intriguing in that there are plants that just grow in a healthier way if they are next to each other. I am going to try some of the suggestions this summer with my garden and see if I notice a positive impact.