Thursday, May 8, 2014

This Book Room: The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting

The age-old practice of companion planting is an effective way to create healthier, happier, more productive gardens simply by placing the right plants next to each other. It is an ingenious, all-natural method to control pests, disease, and weeds without the need for chemicals. With its unique split-page mix-and-match system, this colorful, visual guide makes it fast and easy for you to choose which vegetables, fruits, and herbs grow best with one another, and which do not. All you have to do is select your desired crop from the extensive plant directory, flip the strips, match the dots, and get ready for your vegetable garden to flourish!

My thoughts: Not only is this book practical for any gardener, but it's also incredibly functional. The first part of the book is a great overview of gardening in general. The second part is comprised of mix and match cards in three tiers. It was really easy to see which plant goes with what, and the cards were fun to flip through and read. If you love to garden but have always wanted to increase your yield (without spending extra money), companion gardening can definitely be the way to go. I purposefully planted marigolds this year because tomatoes and marigolds go well together.

Thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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