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

Carrots Love Tomatoes:
Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

by Louise Riotte
Paperback (1998)

This gardening classic was first published in 1975, and now a second generation of gardeners who prefer pest-resistant planning to chemicals will find a place for it on the shelves.   Not only does it tell what to plant with what (and what not to), but also how to use herbal sprays to control insects, what wild plants to encourage in the garden, how to grow fruit and nut trees, how to start small plots or window-box gardens, and much more.   It's one of the most practical books around for any gardener of edibles, no matter how serious or casual.    The chapters are:  Vegetables; Herbs; Wild Plants; Grasses, Grains, and Field Crops; First Steps for Home Fruit Growing; Nuts; Ornamental Trees and Shrubs; Garden Techniques; Soil Improvement; Pest Control; Poisonous Plants; Garden Plans.

Roses Love Garlic: Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers

Roses Love Garlic:
Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers

by Louise Riotte
Paperback (1998)

Alphabetically arranged and heavily illustrated "Roses Love Garlic" lists hundreds of common and uncommon herbs and flowers.   Each listing contains information on the plant's companion planting properties, pest problem solutions, medicinal uses, history, folklore, and more.    In this book, the author explores this curious relationship between vegetables and flowers and shows you the secrets of successful "companion planting."   The publisher, Storey Books, 1998

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