This companion planting guide is for gardeners who are prepared to go deeper than the simplistic 'carrots love tomatoes' advice spruiked in other companion planting books. Instead you'll learn how soil enrichment, compost, mulching and organic pest control methods all work together to create a diverse, complex natural system that yields far more than traditional gardening methods.
Written in an easily accessible and conversational style, this book delivers the nitty-gritty on all aspects of organic vegetable gardening and will soon have even the most novice of gardeners enjoying a bumper harvest. Best of all, the methods outlined in this book require a minimum of digging, hoeing and other such hard work. Instead you’ll be left with rich organic soils that do the bulk of the work for you, leaving you with lots of time to actually enjoy being in your garden.
Topics covered in this companion planting guide for beginners include:
Companion Planting and the relationship between organic soils, pests, weeds and fertility.
Pests and the uses of companion gardening to control pest numbers naturally. Interplanting, trap crops, repellent plants, attracting natural predators, organic bug sprays and human-made pest problems are all covered here.
Mulch and its absolutely vital role in companion gardening and organic soil.
Organic compost – how to make it, how to use it, and how it will work wonders for your vegetable garden and flower garden, as well as reducing your household waste and lowering your carbon footprint.
Companion plant relationships - the basic and most important plant pairings, and crucially why they work and how to use them.
More than just a list of plant pairings copied from Wikipedia, this companion planting guide will give you a solid grounding in the basics of organic vegetable gardening, compost for beginners and soil nutrition, and will give you the tools to make your garden more productive and more enjoyable.