Synopsis according to GoodReads:
"Due to the revived interest in vegetable gardening, people are again turning to the age-old practice of companion planting as an effective way to avoid chemicals and reduce labor simply by placing the right plants next to each other in the garden. This book is designed to help gardeners mix and match various companion plant pairs and groups to create healthy, harmonious botanical communities. All you have to do is choose from the extensive plant directory to find the perfect plant pals. Each central crop has a row of colored dots along the top and bottom of the strip showing its "requirements"--that is, what it's looking for in a companion plant, whether it be a support while growing and a pest deterrent or a soil conditioner and a nutrient accumulator. Turn the strips and match the dots to find your plants' best friends. The more dots that match, the better the chance your plants will flourish."
I had to share this one, even though it's not a fiction novel, because it was such a fun and handy tool for me. Gardeners, this is a must-own!
With straightforward, easy-to-understand instructions, examples of companion planting and its benefits, and the fun flip feature in the back, this has become my new favorite gardening guide.
It's sadly too late to plant any of these this year (it's August now), but I'm already planning what trilogy of deliciousness will be planted next year. Given that my area is prone to certain kinds of too-much-moisture rot, I was excited to see detailed enough information on companion crops to pick ones resistant to that, and repellent to crop-eating pests.
Highly recommend this for anyone with an interest in planting veggies and fruits- companion planting looks super easy and saves money!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
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