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Paperback Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening Book

ISBN: 0882660640

ISBN13: 9780882660646

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

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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. Utilize the natural properties of plants to nourish the... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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This book feels like a high school essay with no quotes, no references, and no sources. A lot of things are stated but no explanation follows them up. So much information is missing. The book just makes lots of claims with nothing of substance behind it.

Title misleading

If you're looking for a book that is serious about companion planting for plant symbiosis and protection from diseases and predators, this is a waste of time. There is scant information on this topic and lots of cute "filler" commentary.


I found this book to be much more than I expected! The author gave me the technical information I was looking for PLUS HISTORICAL information that gave me plenty of reason to add it to my collection of "eclectic books of antique info"

worth it just for the philosophy

This delightful, practical book is worth buying just for the first page of the introduction which is as simple, wise, and true as anything I have ever read -- about walls or about life. The book contains good, solid advice about technique and safety, and provides support for the right way of thinking and planning when you are about to build something that might stand for centuries.

My Gardening Bible

This book has revolutionised my gardening methods. Within a year of buying it 15 years ago, my garden became healthy and productive. Riotte has taught me how to match plants which are able to protect each other from pests and diseases without the use of sprays, chemical or organic. Her methods have built an invisible wall around my garden which keeps pests confined to my neighbors' yards without crossing into mine.Had I never read another gardening book or watched any gardening show, this book alone would have made me a successful organic gardener. I highly recommend it to beginning or advanced organic gardeners alike.

A terrific gardening resource!

I have Louise Riotte's first book "Roses Love Garlic", and consider this one the better of the two. I have never considered myself an organic gardener, but this book makes it easier to give it a try. Riotte lists many of the more common plants, flowers and herbs in categories, along with many of the pests that find them tasty treats. I have used her book as a guide in planning my garden this year, and so far it has been very successful. The most difficulty I experienced was in setting up my garden and flower beds, trying to remember what plants and herbs would not do well next to each other. Like many other gardeners, I already had perennials within my garden. I had to figure out how to work around, or where to transplant them for maximum benefit. She does give several garden plans (small, herb, handicapped, etc), so they can be used as checkpoints and guides for putting in your own garden. An excellent reference to add to your gardening books.
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