With this classic gardening reference, learn which plants nourish the soil, which keep away bugs and pests, and which just don't get along.
First published in 1975, this book has introduced countless gardeners to the wonders and benefits of companion planting. Using the natural partnerships of plants and the insects they attract or repel helps produce consistently better and bigger harvests.
Companion planting provides protection from pests, with mixed plantings giving much better insect pest control than single crops. The same holds true of plants affecting other plants in both positive and negative ways. You will learn “what to grow with” as well as “what not to grow with”!
Even after several decades of work and research, we are still learning what plants do well with what. This book is a superb introduction to guide you into better gardening.