Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening
Secrets of companion planting for successful gardening. Vegetables and fruits, like people, have natural friends they prefer to be with--and some they prefer to keep away from. Other plants lure harmful insects away from sensitive plants, the way dill attracts hornworms away from tomatoes. And helpers like garlic will drive Japanese beetles right out of the neighborhood. Getting to know the good and bad companions can double the bounty of your garden.
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Since the effect of companion plants upon one another depends largely upon
root exudates, nitrogen-fixing ability, odor, etc., it appears that growth regulators
such as auxins have only a mild effect, one way or another. Azelea (Ericaceae).
They all have a sharp, milky juice with some poisoning effect, and which in the
leafy spurge. (E. elsula) and the cypress spurge have been used against warts. F
Fennel (Nigella sativa). Most plants dislike fennel and it is one herb which should
128 Plantain acid-loving plants and will increase vigor and flavor in strawberries.
Pine needles contain terpene which, washed down by rain, has an inhibiting
effect on seed germination. It is not good to place a compost heap near pine trees
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This book will explain what to grow or not grow together. It works and has kept me from having to use so much pesticide and has helped with my bumper crops. Well worth having for planting advise. Read full review
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