Great Garden Companions

Great Garden Companions Author Sally Jean Cunningham
ISBN-10 0875968473
Year 2000-05-19
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Designed to help readers make organic gardening easy and productive by using plants themselves instead of chemical care, a gardener offers a system that encourages pest-free growth

Carrots Love Tomatoes

Carrots Love Tomatoes Author Louise Riotte
ISBN-10 9781603423960
Year 1998-01-02
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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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 soil, repel pests, and secure a greater harvest. With plenty of insightful advice and suggestions for planting schemes, Louise Riotte will inspire you to turn your garden into a naturally nurturing ecosystem.

The Complete Guide to Companion Planting

The Complete Guide to Companion Planting Author Dale Mayer
ISBN-10 9781601383457
Year 2010-11-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Company
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The idea of companion planting has gained popularity in the gardening community as a viable take on how gardeners should grow and cultivate their plants. Pairing certain plants together and making sure others are separated can create beneficial relationships for all your plants. Whether you are planting tomatoes and onions or carrots and corn, properly pairing plants can have a major impact on your harvest and the quality of your vegetables. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Garden Successful shows you everything you need to know to effectively pair your crops to ensure you get the most out of every seed. You will learn the basics of crop rotation and how the Iroquois first used companion planting to improve their harvests. You will learn how to work with natural conditions in your garden and which pairings will give you the best produce and the most vibrant flowers. You will learn about how to prepare your garden and how to create an easy-to-follow gardening schedule. This book teaches you the best — and worst — companions for annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, and vines. We’ve interviewed several gardeners who use companion planting and have seen the difference it makes compared to standard gardening practices. This book offers you top tips and methods for this style of gardening, as well as information about which plants bring beneficial insects and which ones keep pests away. The Complete Guide to Companion Planting will give you everything you need to know to plot out and plant your perfect garden.

Soil Mates

Soil Mates Author Sara Alway
ISBN-10 9781594747434
Year 2014-03-11
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Quirk Books
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Matchmaking in the garden! In this charming guide to companion planting for your vegetable-garden favorites, you’ll learn why Broccoli ♥ Rosemary and whether Cucumber + Corn = friends with benefits. (Just watch out for Celery! Leggy and leafy, she is notoriously easygoing and will happily settle down with just about anyone, raising a ruckus in your raised beds.) Complete with 20 pairings, tasty recipes, prep-aration tips, and more, Soil Mates is the perfect partner for your horticultural matchmaker.

Biodiversity and Insect Pests

Biodiversity and Insect Pests Author Geoff M. Gurr
ISBN-10 9781118231852
Year 2012-04-12
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Biodiversity offers great potential for managing insect pests. It provides resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a huge range of predatory and parasitic natural enemies of pests; and community ecology-level effects operating at the local and landscape scales to check pest build-up. This book brings together world leaders in theoretical, methodological and applied aspects to provide a comprehensive treatment of this fast-moving field. Chapter authors from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas ensure a truly international scope. Topics range from scientific principles, innovative research methods, ecological economics and effective communication to farmers, as well as case studies of successful use of biodiversity-based pest management some of which extend over millions of hectares or are enshrined as government policy. Written to be accessible to advanced undergraduates whilst also stimulating the seasoned researcher, this work will help unlock the power of biodiversity to deliver sustainable insect pest management. Visit www.wiley.com/go/gurr/biodiversity to access the artwork from the book.

The Mix Match Guide to Companion Planting

The Mix   Match Guide to Companion Planting Author Josie Jeffery
ISBN-10 1607746336
Year 2014
Pages 131
Language en
Publisher
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A colorful visual guide reveals which vegetables, fruits and herbs grow best together and which do not, instructing home gardeners on how to minimize labor and dependence on chemicals through strategic plant combinations.

Roses Love Garlic

Roses Love Garlic Author Louise Riotte
ISBN-10 9781612121871
Year 2012-07-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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From deterring insect pests with hot peppers to encouraging strawberries by bordering them with chrysanthemums, Louise Riotte shows you how to use the natural qualities of common plants to increase your garden’s productivity. Roses Love Garlic profiles hundreds of plants, features sample garden designs, and includes recipes for using your harvest to make herbal cosmetics, medicinal mixtures, and plant-based dyes. You’ll enjoy learning about the fascinating ways plants work together as you tend to a thriving and bountiful garden.

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast Author Marie Iannotti
ISBN-10 9781604695953
Year 2014-02-25
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Marie Iannotti. This region includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The southernmost parts of Ontario, New Brunswick, Novia Scotia, and Quebec are also included. Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more.

Rodale Organic Gardening Solutions

Rodale Organic Gardening Solutions Author Cheryl Long
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018507811
Year 2000
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher Rodale Press
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A collection of questions and answers about gardening problems offers practical and intelligent advice on making a garden an organic success, discussing pests, weeds and design.

Foodscaping

Foodscaping Author Charlie Nardozzi
ISBN-10 9781591866275
Year 2015-05-06
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher
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Keep your lawn and eat it too - Foodscaping will show you how to grow food without giving up your view. Foodscaping is what it sounds like - a combination of landscaping and food. This gardening resource is chock-full of real-world examples, photos, and advice so that even an "average Joe" homeowner and gardener can grow food without sacrificing either their lawn or their home's appearance to do so. While "edible" and "ornamental" aren't always synonymous, they can be combined, with the right plants, placement, and advice from author and edible gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi. Charlie's ideas allow you to add food plants wherever you like. Incorporating food-bearing plants as hedgerows and barriers or in small spaces, containers, window boxes and many more ideas allow you to expand the types of plants you can use and even extend your growing season! For example, blueberry bushes provide not just fruit, but also wonderful fall color. Arbors and pergolas are perfect supports for edible plants and even simplify harvest. Squash and cabbage have attractive, interesting leaf textures, so they can be a part of the ornamental garden. Foodscaping also goes beyond mere plant selection. The basics of gardening, planting, pruning, dealing with pests, watering, feeding, and harvesting are all covered in detail, ensuring your success in creating a beautiful, edible landscape for your home.

The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture

The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture Author Nicole Faires
ISBN-10 9781616086442
Year 2012
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
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A guide to creating a sustainable, eco-friendly home and garden covers: building green homes and passive solar design, growing edible plant communities and forest gardens, using no-till and natural farming methods, creating microclimates for extended growing seasons, raising livestock with ecological foraging techniques and more. Original.

Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener

Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener Author Allison Greer
ISBN-10 9781629142593
Year 2014-07-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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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.

Edible Estates

Edible Estates Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019408043
Year 2008
Pages 126
Language en
Publisher
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Profiles the first four edible gardens in the front yard and their owners through accounts of their creation and essays that discuss reasons for the concept such as building a renewed sense of community in neighborhoods.