Companion planting has a long history of use by gardeners, but the explanation of why it works has been filled with folklore and conjecture. Plant Partners delivers a research-based rationale for this ever-popular growing technique, offering dozens of ways you can use scientifically tested plant partnerships to benefit your whole garden. Through an enhanced understanding of how plants interact with and influence each other, this guide suggests specific plant combinations that improve soil health and weed control, decrease pest damage, and increase biodiversity, resulting in real and measurable impacts in the garden.
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- Price: $24.95
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- Size: 8.06 x 9.06
- Pages: 224
- Format: Paperback / softback
- ISBN: 9781635861334
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Plant Partners offers more than just specific plant pairings; it encourages us to think about the relationships between plants, so that we can grow our best garden ever.
Finally, a science-based book that addresses the companion planting concept of how and why plants can - and really do - play a tangible role in helping to create healthier, more productive vegetable gardens. Plant Partners is a fun and fascinating read.
Plant Partners takes the age-old concept of companion planting and adds a modern, scientific rigor. You'll better understand the true reasons to companion plant and why certain combinations work on a scientific basis. I guarantee you'll learn something you never knew within the first 10 pages of the book.
With the science-based knowledge you need to make informed choices, this important book can turn your favorite hobby into a way to make the planet a better place.
An approachable, fascinating read. As you learn the many, many benefits to pairing plants, you’ll look at your garden in a whole new way.
A well-supported and helpful look at the practice of plant partnering. . . .Walliser’s lively guide will aid many a horticulturally minded reader.
by Jessica Walliser and Jeff Gillman
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