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

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

by Allison Greer

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Overview

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.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629142593
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 82,194
File size: 58 MB
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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.
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. Their homestead is in Schuylerville, New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Companion Planting 1

Chapter 2 The Principles of Companion Planting 9

Chapter 3 A Gardening Primer 21

Chapter 4 Laying the Groundwork 27

Chapter 5 Starting From Seed 49

Chapter 6 Flowers for the Garden 67

Chapter 7 Herbs for the Garden 91

Chapter 8 Insect in the Garden 105

Chapter 9 Keeping a Garden Journal 125

Chapter 10 A Plant-by-Plant Guide to Companion Planting 131

Chapter 11 Companion Planting with Perennial Edibles 235

To Conclude 248

Suggested Seed Companies 249

Scientific Studies Utilized 253

Index 255

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