Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

Carrots Love Tomatoes Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening If you want to know whether it is kosher to plant onions between cabbage plants this is the place to look Oklahoma TodayFirst published in this classic companion planting guide has taught a gen

  • Title: Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening
  • Author: Louise Riotte
  • ISBN: 9781580170277
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • If you want to know whether it is kosher to plant onions between cabbage plants, this is the place to look Oklahoma TodayFirst published in 1975, this classic companion planting guide has taught a generation of gardeners how to use plants natural partnerships to produce bigger and better harvests.Over 500,000 in Print

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    • Andrea says:

      Because someday I will have a garden; Oh yes, it will be mine.

    • Amy Yarrington says:

      While the folksy tone of this book is kind of charming, I found it to be a frustrating read, particularly as a new and inexperienced gardener. I found myself LONGING for a table or chart that would summarize all the information together. The book seemed a bit riddled with inconsistencies - like for example mentioning carrots as good companions in the "tomatoes" section but then not mentioning tomatoes in the "carrots" section. I ended up trying to cobble together my own spreadsheet just to try t [...]

    • Karen says:

      This handy reference gets pulled out and reviewed nearly every time I plant another batch of veggies in my gardens. For those of us who have never seen where a carrot would prefer to grow in the wilds, this book allows us to plant companion plants that help each other out.I really don't like the idea of adding any sort of sprays or fertilizers to my gardens, especially the vegetable and herb beds. So, compost and companion planting are my personal solutions for most "problems" encountered in the [...]

    • Wendee says:

      I picked this up at the library years ago and actually tried the principles of companion planting. Lots of them worked great! I now always plant marigolds by my potatoes because the scent keeps yucky bugs away.Some other plant companions I enjoyed were carrots and tomatoes because carrots are a root plant and tomatoes grow above ground; pumpkins planted around the corn--to prevent racoons from wanting to traipse through the stickery vines to eat the corn; and peas, spinach, and onions, since the [...]

    • Kristal says:

      After years of wanting to have a garden, I finally dove in and attempted to do some container gardening since I didn't officially have a backyard. And I made it one of my goals for the year to read more gardening books to learn the Do's and Don'ts. Well, this little book is certainly a must-have to learn the good and the bad. It is packed full of useful information on companion planing, an ancient technique where you plant certain plants together that are beneficial to each other. The author doe [...]

    • Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

      This book was in such high demand at the library, I had to wait six weeks to check out a copy. It is an interesting philosophy of which plants do well together, and which plants you should plant far away from everything else (fennel does not love anything, apparently). It is hard to give the book a rating without having tested out its advice, but I plan to put dill where I harvested radishes, and next year will try some of their suggestions to keep cabbages healthy. A lot of things love tomatoes [...]

    • Dorcas says:

      This book is a bit higgeldy piggeldy organizationally but the information is excellent. I find myself opening it every spring to remind myself which plants like /dislike eachother. I agree with another reviewer who suggested that this book would be wonderful with a chart or two. It would save so much fumbling around. The author is a woman in her twilight years with many decades of experience.**just found out she passed away in 1998 at age 89

    • Barbara says:

      I would use this mainly as a reference book. I has information for vegetables, flowers, shrubs, trees, fruit, and herbs. I like that it seems to have quite a bit of information on natural pest control.

    • Debbie says:

      Though not completely applicable to my region, there are tons of great tips for using companion planting. I read another book focused on what thrives in my region and then this one to help plan out what I should plant together. I think that even gardeners who are way more experienced than I am will be able to find helpful information. I'll keep this in my library as a resource to refer back to when necessary.

    • Jessica Ferguson says:

      I use this book every time I plan my vegetable garden for the year. I do wish it were just a little bigger, with information about a few more herbs and vegetables, but it has been so helpful. I recommend this to any gardener!

    • Marcy says:

      Really enjoyed this and will use it as a reference book for all my gardening questions.

    • Rachel says:

      Extremely helpful - I planted my garden, for the first time, based off the information from this book. Informative and very well organized.

    • Bernadette says:

      Very good guide to companion planting for growing vegetables.

    • A says:

      I've had this book for a few years, not really sure why I haven't rated or reviewed. The other reviews here are about spot-on with its strengths and flaws. It's really designed as a reference, organized by types of plants and then individuals plants alphabetically. Riotte's style is personable, folksy, and unfussy, like your grandmother telling you what to plant in your garden and where. While I would regard the tone as one of the book's strengths, those seeking a more straightforward, practical [...]

    • Erin Penn says:

      Written originally in 1975 and updated in 1998, this classic gardening book is a must-have. Many books start aging and this one shows its roots of the 1975 in the lack of color pictures. But not having dozens of pictures taking up every page means even more room for actual information. Likely some books out there may have more up-to-date information including scientific feedback as more and more people study companion planting, but that doesn't make the information here any less valid. (I would [...]

    • Cara St.Hilaire says:

      How have I gone so long without such a must-have, classic book? This rare treasure among a sea of gardening guides? Written originally in 1975 and updated in 1998, Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening, published by the well-respected Storey Publishing, should be the bible which we all refer to when deciding where to thoughtfully place each plant in our garden. Who knew that beans and onions would hinder the growth of one another? And how did Louise Riotte [...]

    • Joy Lanzendorfer says:

      I loved this book. It's great. It gave me tons of ideas for my garden next year. The only critique I had was that the poisonous chapter, where she lists poisonous plants, is highly suspect. Strawberries are listed (??) as well as apple seeds, which I ate all through childhood, and other plants that clearly aren't poisonous. This threw all the other information in the book under suspicion, but I am an experimental gardener and don't mind too much if advice isn't 100% accurate. Gardening is ruled [...]

    • Cynthia says:

      A great little reference book from which I learned quite a bit to apply to this gardening season alone. We had a bumper crop of little tomatoes and I planted bee balm and nasturtium throughout. I dug out any offending grass from among the blueberry plants that apparently hate it (and they produced better than usual). I also really went to town in using and remembering to care for the couple of comfrey bushes (?) our son planted a few years ago and put leaves in a pail to break down and be used a [...]

    • Mathew Carruthers says:

      This is the seminal work on companion planting, a must for anyone interested in organic gardening or for anyone who wants to be a more efficient, more knowledgeable gardener. Using the book as a guideline, with companion planting you are able to let the plants do the work of soil improvement, insect repellent, bolstering disease resistance, and improving crop yields and flavor. This book also includes recommendations for planning a companion garden and instructions for making your own soil amend [...]

    • Tammy says:

      This is a great gardening book. If you have a small space or a huge garden you will find helpful hints on what plants to place next to each other and which should have some space so they can all grow well. It covers herbs, vegetables, flowers and even fruit trees. Some of the suggested plants will even help prevent bugs from being attracted to your other vegetable plants. What a great way to control pests without any pesticide at all. It does include some recipes to mix different bug repellents [...]

    • Julie says:

      This is a way fun garden book to read. I liked it. She is like talking to a funny southern grandma who has all sorts of tidbits of information about plants. I think that I want to buy this as a reference for certain things. I only gave it 3 stars because as a real "garden reference" book it is more on the folk wisdom side-- which is still pretty interesting, but not one you would use as a complete guide for your garden. I wish that we could grow some of the plants she talks about here in our cli [...]

    • Hollie Robb says:

      Very interesting information in this book about plants, weeds, flowers, and vegetables. I had no idea that alfalfa's roots can good as deep as almost 100 feet. That is what some researcher's have found. For Lavender, to get it's best quality of fragrance and oil it needs to be grown in poor soil. Hardly anything likes to be grown my Strawberry's, but Carrots and Tomatoes do like each other. Haha! I'll find out. I did plant carrots and tomatoes together, so now the experiment has begun.r this yea [...]

    • Moi Goi says:

      The sources section lists plant and seed nurseries exclusively, while the suggested reading section recommends general organic gardening books. I was hoping to see some controlled field studies listed as I've browsed through inconclusive research by scientists interested in the supposed phenomena of companion planting-- anything that can improve agriculture can get some funding. But without even a hint of a credible source means that this book is just a compendium of hearsay and unsubstantiated [...]

    • Nathan Hetrick says:

      Covers more than just companion planting. Not necessarily a book to read like a novel, more of a reference book with headings for each vegetable, herb, and flower chosen as topics. Some plants are covered more than once as this is a combination of two separate books. My personal bias thinks the author gives too much accolade to hybrids at the expense of open-pollinated and landrace varieties, although she certainly is not against the latter. The graphics and garden plan drawings could be clearer [...]

    • Sébastien says:

      So now plants have feelings?! Gossip aside, this author, slightly elderly and frail looking in her photo on the back cover, is witty according to the editor's note. Given that Mrs Riotte delves into the effects of the heavy isotope of deuterium on garden growth, Russian scientific research, while providing tips on the use electro-culture for growing extremely large tomatoes, witty in this case is an understatement. So tomatoes love carrots. Roses love garlic. Plants dislike heavy isotopes, yet t [...]

    • Tressa says:

      This was a fascinating book. There were folklore remedies and there was a discussion of plants that I had only read about in historical books that were used for meals. I never fully realized what those plants were until I read about them in Carrots Love Tomatoes. I was also amazed at how it appears that our food choices have dwindled and expanded as the industrial revolution progressed. It's paradoxical!

    • Magila says:

      imagine your grandma, or slightly nutty and a little new agey aunt sitting down to tell you all about herbs and natural remedies and coffee substitutes. pretty much, ya. an awesome reference book, it deserves 5 stars for that. readability and to-the-pointness, not so much. i think that's what makes the author endearing though, and the book a classic gardening text in its own right. gardeners should flip through and read about their fav plants.

    • Maureen says:

      After a short explanation of what companion planting is and how it works, the rest of the book is an alphabetical listing devoted to plants. Each entry includes not only what to plant with a particular fruit, vegetable, or flower, but also what not to plant nearby. The organization of the book makes it very easy for a garden planner to look up various combinations in a minimal amount of time. This book has stood the test of time, and deserves a place on any gardener's bookshelf.

    • Angela says:

      I had high hopes for this book and although I'm not overly impressed, I'm not disappointed either. It's basically an index for plants and all plant varieties are listed in alphabetical order so information is really easy to find.I looked up everything I plan to grow this spring/summer and jotted down a bunch of notes. Great information - just not a book you can read from front to back cover but worth keeping around as a reference. I'll definitely add this to my personal bookshelf.

    • Emily Mellow says:

      This is a quick read and has a lot of useful gardening tips, beyond its companion planting aspect. I try to take all the companion planting tips with a grain of salt. It says that fennel, for example, hinders anything it grows near. Really? I think plants do best with a lot of diversity around them, and even fennel should not be left out of the party. Having strict rules for what to plant with what is not practical and is really not true. Every garden is different, and should be ;)

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