Monday, March 28, 2011

Great Gardening Book

May I suggest a really great addition to your gardening books? Great Garden Companions..A Companion-Planting System for a Beautiful, Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden... is written by Sally Jean Cunningham....a master gardener who teaches us about companion planting...intensive planting...organic soil building...and natural pest-control techniques. Here's a sample of how she explains the plants 'Family Unit'...'Friends"...'Growing Basics'...'Spacing'...'Feeding'...'Mulching'...'Problems and Solutions'...'Harvesting'...and her 'Tips and Tricks'......

She explains "good bugs".... what to plant to attract them....and "bad bugs" with what to plant to repel them. There's a section on Seasonal Care and pictures of her own garden showing how this all works.


My copy is already "dog-eared" and smudged with dirty fingerprints....check it out for yourself!

5 comments:

peggy said...

hi Jody, I was able to request this book from my library to check out and see if I need to own it. (Probably do). It was warm enough today to do battle with my sweet autumn clematis. Happy gardening. Thanks.

Tracey Broome said...

Looks like another great book suggestion, I ordered a Different Kind of Luxury yesterday, now I have to get this one!

Roberta Palm said...

Great book, the pages in my book are worn! Another one is Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte.

Roberta Palm said...

oh, I forgot to agree...my pages are also dirty...had it with me in the garden....:-)

just jody said...

Peggy and Tracey....I know you'll like this book! Roberta...you're right about Carrots Love Tomatoes...I don't own it but I've read it. I am definitely "book poor" but they mean more to me than money!