- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Rodale Press; First Edition edition (September 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0875966152
- ISBN-13: 978-0875966151
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #983,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening: Companion Planting Hardcover – September, 1994
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According to Rodale, "Companion planting is the technique of combining two plants for a particular purpose." That purpose is usually to attract good bugs, repel bad bugs and provide other beneficial conditons so that you produce the highest quality and amount of vegetables.
Each vegetable includes a section on allies (good bugs), companion plants, enemies (bag bugs), and growing guidelines. For example, each year when I plant tomatoes, I also plant marigolds to control nematodes. I plant onions with my potatoes to discourage potatoe beetles. I don't plant onions next to peas, beans, or sage.
The book also includes sections on companion planting basics, interplanting, creating a planting plan, planting companions, and caring for companions.
The first 2 years I referred to this book as a sacred text of knowledge, eventually learning through practice and use, making my own plans of how to utilize the benefits. This book has helped me learn all I need for planting rotations, planting in groups and how to help prevent pests and disease without artificial fertilizers and pesticides. My young son even uses it to plan his future garden.
The main part of the book goes over garden basics, describes techniques, ideas and gives descriptions of how the companion plantings work. The back portion of the book provides an alphabetical plant by plant listing with full color photographs that clearly show the plant, listing preferred habitat, companion plants, 'enemy' plants, what possible effect the plant may have on others and how to plant. A valuable resource for anyone learning to grow a garden with little experience and even the experienced gardener can learn something new.
with so many more. I've always like Rodale books and upon seeing it while browsing on Amazon I had to get.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not as in depth as I was hoping, but still a good resource and reference.Published 3 months ago by Matthew
Great resource; full of good information. The book is in excellent condition.Published 16 months ago by Janice D. Winton