||Good Neighbors: Companion
Planting for Gardeners - Anna Carr - 1985
"You've probably heard lots of companion planting suggestions
. . . Has your neighbor told you to plant marigolds around your beans to
keep the beetles away? Did you read somewhere that a ring of nasturtiums
around squash vines will keep them pest-free? Does your aunt swear that her
tomatoes have never tasted better since she started planting them next to
the basil? Or perhaps you've heard that a black walnut tree will poison any
crops that grow nearby?
All of these are familiar, age-old companion planting
traditions. Many gardeners swear by them–but do they really work? How much
do you know about companion planting?
Good Neighbors: Companion Planting for Gardeners
is the most complete, authoritative source of information you'll find on
this most fascinating of gardening techniques. It offers both the
traditional practices and the most up-to-date research so that you can plant
different crops together to: control pests, weeds and diseases; promote
healthier growth; gain the highest yields; beautify the garden and
- Rooting patterns of some crops and vegetables
- What weeds tell you and weeds associated with diseases
- Line drawing illustrated Encyclopedia of Companions for over 130
vegetables, herbs, flowers, weeds, grasses, fruit and nut trees.
- Planting patterns, garden design ideas, recipes for natural bug sprays.
- Appendix explains how you can experiment with companions.